Fall is here, and as the trees begin shedding their leaves your home becomes more exposed, making its exterior appearance extra important. Whether or not you are thinking of buying or selling a home, these simple tips are sure to make your home look its best this fall season.
Spruce Up Your Lawn – Are you seeing brown spots? Dig up the area, breaking up the clumps, and mix in compost to improve soil quality. Apply moist sod, grass seed and fertilizer, or another lawn patch product of your choice, and then use a fine spray from a hose to keep soil moist but not drenched, watering day and night until spots are repaired.
Remulch! - Your garden also needs some maintenance. Remove those dying summer annuals and add a fresh layer of mulch. This not only helps freshen the look of your beds, but will feed and protect the soil for any perennial plants you have trying to make it through the winter.
Pot Your Fall Flowers – Once your lawn is looking its best, spice it up with bright punches of color. As your summer landscape starts to fade, grab some beautiful flower pots and place them strategically throughout your front garden and patio steps filled with vibrant mums, pansies, sedum, asters, ornamental cabbage and flowering kale.
Highlight Your Front Door – Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what the time of year. During the fall, a fresh coat of paint and a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an impressive touch. Painting your door a vivid red can also really make your entrance stand out in the fall foliage.
Add Outdoor Lighting – As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers and guests 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 and cast a warm glow on your home.