Now that summer is over, several property owners are starting to focus on getting their homes ready for the coming days that will be shorter and cooler. If you have been looking for inspiration with regards to getting your home ready for this cozy time of year, the tips below are sure to help you on your way.
1. Clean your Yard
This is probably the best way to get your home ready for fall. Start by roping everyone in the family in to help rake leaves, pick up twigs and broken branches and collect any trash that may have accumulated in your yard. Trim bushes and shrubs that have grown out of control during summer and that are looking shabby, and ensure that grass or other plants are not growing over walkways or preventing any natural light from entering your home. After all, with the days being shorter, you will want to take advantage of as much sunlight as possible inside your home.
2. Get those Windows Cleaned
The heat of summer combined with the demise of the many bugs that have flown into them results in your home’s windows looking streaky and grimy. Although you may not notice how dirty your home’s windows are at the moment, you will definitely see a substantial difference after they have been cleaned. Be sure to clean the window screens as well.
3. Add Some Outdoor Decorations
Consider placing a fall-themed wreath on your home’s front door and add a few pumpkins next to your doormat as added decorations. If you would like to preserve the wreath and pumpkins to ensure that they last throughout the season, spray them with good quality lacquer spray before placing them outside.
4. Plant a Range of Fall Flowers
A great way to make your home look attractive during the fall months is to plant a range of fall flowers. These can include mini sunflowers, marigolds, pansies, snapdragons, chrysanthemums, sweet alyssum, Michaemas daisies and goldenrods. Be sure to space the plants out a little so that they don’t overcrowd each other when they start to bloom.
5. Complement your landscaping with Hardscaping
After deciding which bushes, shrubs and flowers to plant, consider adding new stone walkways, rock decorations, stone retainer walls or even water fountains and fishponds to complement them. An added advantage of having one or more water fountains installed is that they can help to block out noise from heavy traffic that may pass by your home. Before purchasing fish, it’s essential to see which varieties will require the least maintenance – koi are usually an excellent option for garden ponds.
If you are unsure about the type of landscaping upgrades or garden changes that will look great on your property, we have experts on hand who will be able to assist you. Get in touch with us today to find out how we will be able to assist you with choosing the best garden and landscaping solutions.