Summer is becoming a distant memory as we welcome the beautiful colors of Fall. What does this mean for homeowners and potential home sellers? Autumn’s cooler weather is a welcomed change, but crisp winds cause trees to begin shedding their leaves and your green lawn may need some extra TLC. Looking for a DIY project? Embrace the harvest season by decorating your home’s exterior to create a warm atmosphere. Despite whether or not you are selling your home, use these tips to make sure your home catches the right attention this season and take a look at some of our listings that have terrific curb appeal.
Lawn care is often overlooked during the fall season as brilliant fall foliage takes center stage. Brown spots are just as unappealing during this time of year as any other. Dig up the area, breaking up the clumps, and mix in compost to improve soil quality. Apply 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. Also with falling leaves, make sure to rake regularly.
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Now that your lawn is taken care of, 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. Remulching helps maintain rich soil throughout the year.
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Enhance your landscaping with punches of fall color! As your summer garden 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. Use flower boxes and rustic décor to create clusters of color on your porch or down your steps to create an inviting and warm environment.
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Your front door says a lot about your home. Making your entrance the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year. During the fall, a fresh coat of paint and a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an impressive personal touch. Painting your door a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out in the fall foliage.
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With fall comes shorter days. With shorter days home buyers will be touring at twilight. What better way to make your home welcoming than installing decorative outdoor lighting that also provides a safe path to your front door. Use lighting to illuminate landscaping, pathways, entrances, and to enhance the exterior beauty of your home.
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