Pumpkins at doorstep

Fall Fixes For Outdoors

Looking for some Fall fixes for the outdoors?  The number one tip for giving your home great curb appeal in the fall is to keep your lawn free of leaves and debris. Buyers may drive right past your home if they feel like raking leaves would be too much work for them if they bought your home. Don’t let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Keep up with this chore to give your home a tidy and maintenance free look.

Cooler temperatures also mean it’s time to replace your tired annuals with a pop of fall color. Most popular autumn flowers are chrysanthemums (mums) or marigolds.  Both of these are available in burgundy or yellow, which is a number one home selling color. Plant them in pots and place the pots on steps and along the sidewalk. Clear out your planting beds of summer foliage and drop some blooms into your window box or porch planter. Accessorize your porch chair or swing with bright red, orange or golden yellow pillows.

If you have already moved out or can’t maintain plant watering, you can brighten your porch by accenting with types of squash and gourds or a grouping of three large pumpkins. Want them to last even longer? Don’t carve your pumpkins for Halloween. You can keep an uncarved pumpkin on your porch through Thanksgiving and get two holidays out of one purchase!

Rain and wind from the summer months have likely made your windows dusty and streaked by autumn. You might not notice the smudges, but buyers will. To sell a home, your windows need to sparkle. Remove screens and spray them down for best presentation.

Even though it’s Halloween time, real spider webs on your porch need to be cleared away regularly. No need to scare away buyers with frightful spider webs.



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