As the final days of summer draw to a close, you may be tempted to start spending more time indoors. However, at Global Stone, we have some ideas on how to celebrate the first day of autumn to keep you in the garden a bit longer!
Using some bricks and Global Stone pavers, you can create a beautiful feature that is perfect for social gatherings.
Firstly, dig out an area in your garden that’s deep enough for the bricks to sit at the surface. Line the bottom of the pit with sand. Place the bricks upright around the rim of the pit and tap into place with a rubber mallet. Fill the gaps with sand to secure the bricks.
Next, align the top of the pit with pavers (we recommend Old Rectory Victorian Pavers).
Finally, fill in the gaps between the pavers with soil, gravel or turf. Fill the pit with firewood, invite your friends over, grab some marshmallows and get the fire started! Add a grill to the firepit to cook your favourite burgers and steaks. Perfect for the first day of autumn.
After dinner and dessert courtesy of the firepit, an outdoor bar area may help you spend as much time as you can outside form the first day of autumn onwards. There are also plenty of ways to make a DIY outdoor bar; wooden pallets or concrete blocks are proving the most popular this year.
An outdoor bar with porcelain worktops (coupled with porcelain cladding to go with concrete blocks) is the perfect solution as porcelain is very low porous, making it less likely to stain from bubbly spillages.
Furthermore, match up the porcelain worktop with the rest of the paving, you can create a smooth transition throughout your garden. All this, along with the firepit mentioned earlier, will keep you and your friends entertained all evening!
The Pantone colour for 2019 was ‘Living Coral’ – a stunning pink/orange colour, perfect for keeping up with the trends for the first day of autumn.
Dahlias, begonias and geraniums to name a few, along with the stunning contrast of green plants will keep your autumn garden an inviting place to be.