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11-15-2022

The Perfect Landscape for Family Fun in California Winter

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While we will never have a snowy winter in Los Angeles outside of Big Bear or another snowy mountain top, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the holidays with family in beautiful yards that are winter-ready.

The best way to stay warm in the cold winter nights is with a safely-installed fire pit. There are endless design options from custom builds to prefabricated installations. One of the most important things to keep in mind when installing a fire pit is location. Aside from making sure it is a safe distance from your home, you want to ensure it is also not under tree branches or withing the range of sparks flying into nearby brush.

Other things to keep in mind is a sitting area around the firepit. You want to ensure if you set up lawn furniture or install something like benches that you add outdoor cushions to that any materials used are at least flame resistant.

If you're someone who spends a lot of time outside, custom benches can be a beautiful resting spot to work on a laptop, or sit and sip a hot coffee and look at the stars. Bench options are as wide as firepit options with everything from custom-poured cement to wood to wrought iron designs.

Exterior speakers are also a great way to maximize the luxury of your home life. For everything from listening to a podcast as you do yard work, to playing music while your kids or pets play, or connecting them to a projector and doing an outdoor movie night with friends or family. 

A simple checklist of actions to take should include usual fall activities such as raking up leaves and sweeping up hardscapes, but also things like inspections of fences or gates to make sure nothing has come loose or is in need of repair.

You can also make sure that any exterior bulbs are not in need of replacement. Or you can look at switching to LED lights which have a longer life span, or even solar powered lights. Check walkways for chipped or cracked or loose bricks or pavers or concrete. Properly installed hardscapes should last for years to come!

Looking to upgrade your yard with a fire pit, string lights or outdoor speakers? Give Flores Artscape a call at (323) 666-3510 to set up your complimentary consulation today!

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