Why Now Is The Best Time To Spruce Up Your Patio

So you went all summer without prettying up your patio or making over your yard. And now the kids are going back to school, so playtime is over for a while. Well, there’s always next year.

Actually, you don’t have to wait. Now is the perfect time to get busy out there. With school back in session, the entire neighborhood isn’t crowding into Lowe’s Garden Center. Less competition and end-of-the-season retail trends mean better prices. In fact, sales on everything from outdoor dining tables to casual seating to accessories make this the time you want to run right out and get all the stuff you didn’t get a few months ago.

“It’s no surprise that items like outdoor patio furniture go on sale at the end of the summer, since retailers have to get ready for Fall merchandise,” said Lozo. “Furniture is big and bulky and therefore takes up a lot of space in the store, so they are particularly eager to move it out. Unlike some other seasonal items…you will often see furniture move very quickly to the best deals.”

With the weather starting to cool – or about to – it’s the perfect time to start enjoying your freshened-up outdoor area.

Start with your local Lowe’s or Home Depot, which both have numerous outdoor items on clearance in August and September (September is a particularly good time to buy a gas grill or lawnmower, according to Consumer Reports). Target, Walmart, and stores like Cost Plus World Market and Pier One are also great choices.

A sampling of the big box stores’ patio clearance uncovered a few great deals, like this Hampton Bay Eastham 4-Piece Patio Deep Seating Set, originally $479, now on sale for 40 percent off at $287.40.

Home DepotWant to incorporate a fire feature into your yard, especially with fall approaching? Check out this ThresholdTM Squier 3-Piece Metal Patio Fire Pit Set from Target. Regularly priced at $605, it’s on clearance at 40 percent off for $363.

TargetCreate a resort feel on your patio with the Mainstays Alexandra Square Steel Cushion Day Lounger. With all the money you save, you might just be able to go to a real resort. Now just $129, down from $348.

WalmartIt’s not just big-ticket items that go on sale at this time of year. These brightly colored resin, stackable Adirondack chairs were already priced well at $17.98. Now on clearance for 50 percent off at $8.99, you can get them two-for-one.

Lowe’sComplete your outdoor room with a stylish rug, like this one from Lowe’s. The 6′ x 9′ area rug was $99, and is now just $49 with 50 percent savings.

Lowe’sFall is also a great time to bring some interest into your garden with stylish accessories. Add in a punch of color with this aqua indoor/outdoor planter (also comes in green, cream, red, black, and blue). It’s now just $14.99, 50 percent off of its original $29.98 price.

Lowe’sYou don’t have to have a complete outdoor kitchen to be able to entertain outdoors.

The Fenton Patio Serving Cart is a mobile alternative to a built-in, and at $119.40, it’s 40 percent off the regular price of $199.

Home DepotDon’t forget about the little touches that pull a space together, like this lantern set. At 60 percent off, the three-piece set is just $31.60.

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About thenoelteam

As a Broker with RE/MAX Alliance, I work energetically for my clients whether they are a buyer or seller. I help you achieve your goal of owning a home or getting the best price for your home in the shortest time possible. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in communications and finance, I was licensed in 1977 and since then I have sold over 3600 properties amounting to over $1 billion in sales. I currently rank in the top 10 in home sales for Colorado. I offer the same quality of service and superior communication to all clients, ranging from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates, commercial and income properties, relocations and foreclosures My goal is to provide you with the best representation possible whether you are buying or selling. Over the years, one of the things that I've discovered is that there is a difference in the way individual Realtors do business. For me, I have always felt that honesty and personal integrity are the foundations upon which a successful business and career are built and sustained. I have an extensive background and knowledge base in real estate, including financing, which has enabled me to provide outstanding, quality advice and service not found with many agents today. My commitment to communication creates a positive relationship between my client and myself that results in a successful property sale or purchase. My passion for real estate, commitment to my clients and personal integrity has helped me to achieve success placing me in the top 1% of all brokers in nationwide. In my career, I have earned a number of awards and received considerable recognition for my success but the most significant recognition comes from the fact that over 75% of my business comes from past clients. My success is a true measure of my client satisfaction.
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