Spruce Up Your Lawn
While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.
Plant Fall Flowers
Once your lawn is looking its best, spice it up with a splash of colour. As your summer plants start to fade, replace them with vibrant mums or other colourful flowers.
Highlight Your Front Door
Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year. During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red or energetic blue can also make your entrance stand out.
Clean Up the Exterior
When fall rolls around and the trees shed their leaves, your home becomes more exposed, making its exterior appearance extra important. Pressure wash the exterior and clean the windows. If the paint is chipped or faded, applying a fresh coat will do wonders to revive your home’s appearance.
Clear Out All Gutters
Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance is something to take pride in. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris, which can help protect your home from water damage.
Add Outdoor Lighting
As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide friends, family and yourself with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.
Keep Decorations Simple
Subtle fall decor – a wreath on the door or pots of seasonal flowers – are easy ways to decorate without creating the impression that your Pinterest board exploded all over the front lawn. The key here is tasteful instead of tacky …unless you’re like my mother, of course. In which case feel free to inflate a giant turkey on the front lawn and mortify the entire family (seriously, the thing is 6ft tall).
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