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3 More Things You Need for the Perfect Patio

In Part 1, we've already stressed the importance of your table, chairs, and grill. Without them, the perfect patio doesn't even have a start. Now, let's move on to the 3 elements that make the perfect patio a lovely place to spend time. A lot of time. Preferably with a cold drink in hand.

Your Perfect Patio Needs:

1. Attractive Lighting

There's something about a softly lit patio. It livens the evening, creates a welcoming atmosphere, and gives you a sense of satisfaction in pleasant company. Nights on your patio will be much more enjoyable with good lighting. Try to stay away from glaring floodlights. Instead, go for lanterns, fairy lights, outdoor Christmas lights, or LED strips at floor level.

2. Flowers & Plants

After you make evenings welcoming, beautify your days on the patio. Flowers and plants aren't quite furniture, but they're certainly a patio necessity. Imagine how good it will feel to walk out onto your well-appointed patio, surrounded by colorful blooms and lush greenery!

Take pride in your home with patio landscaping. Whether you use pots or railing boxes, add living color to your outdoor décor. You can even research which flowers hummingbirds and butterflies prefer and make your patio inviting to some of nature's most beautiful – and elusive – creatures.

3. A Fire Pit

When do you want to enjoy your patio? Spring? Summer? Fall? After taking the time to prepare your patio, you'll want to use it as much as possible. With good reason! Fresh air and a beautiful setting help relationships to grow.

In order to use your patio in all seasons, include a fire pit in your list of must-haves. You and your guests will welcome its warmth in spring and fall – even winter. The convenience of a gas-lit fire pit is easy to love.

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Are you ready to prepare the perfect patio? We hope so! For all your patio furniture needs, come on in to The Great Backyard. Our friendly staff will be glad to help you find what you need to pamper your patio.

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