‘Tis the season of bonfires, festivals, football games and pumpkin patches. Fall has arrived, along with all of its fun festivities. Chances are you have decked out the interior of your home with all of your favorite fall décor. From pumpkins and gourds to apple pie scented candles, your home is a cozy and inviting as ever. Why not give your exterior a makeover as well? With these curb appeal tips, you will fall in love with the outside of your home all over again.
- Deck Out Your Front Door. Your front door is the focal point of your home. You want your entrance to be welcoming to your guests and trick-or-treaters. A fresh coat of paint can give your front door a whole new look. Beige, orange, red, brown, there are so many warm, inviting fall colors to choose from. Pair your new paint job with a fall foliage wreath for that extra touch.
- Clean Up the Exterior. During the fall season, your home becomes more exposed, as the trees in your yard lose all their leaves. Wash down the walls with soapy water to get rid of the buildup and dust that summer left behind, and clean the windows. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to the exterior of your home, making it look brand new. Also, take the time to gut your gutters. Completing these tasks may not be the ideal way to spend your weekend, but once they are finished, your house will look better than ever.
- Give Your Lawn Some Love. With fall’s cooler temperatures, it is the perfect time to work on your lawn before the cold, harsh winter. Now is the time to fill in any bare spots in your yard and get rid of any weeds. A common misconception among many homeowners is that with fall’s arrival comes the end of mowing your lawn. You should continue to cut your grass as needed, giving it one last clean cut before the winter season. Another key part of lawn care during this season is to rake the leaves. While this task may seem tedious, it needs to be done regularly, not only to keep your lawn looking clean, but also for its health. If you let fallen leaves pile up in your yard, they can become wet and grow mold. As time passes, this mold can spread into the grass, infecting your entire yard.
- Create Some Character. The fall season is filled with so many warm, inviting tones and colors of plants, making the options for landscaping and gardening endless. You can add dark purple and light green shrubbery to your yard to add character and depth. Also, mums and asters’ bright color pair well together to add a pop to any yard. You can also create an arrangement with these fall favorites and a hay bale, some gourds and pumpkins.
These curb appeal tips are sure to impress your guests, and make your home the best on the block!