Fall is a fun time for landscaping design. If you live on the East coast, chances are Mother Nature does some of the work for you. As your leaves turn beautiful shades of orange and yellow, your driveway suddenly becomes an eye-popping welcome to anyone who visits.
But fall is also a great time to spice up your outdoor spaces. With a few little touches, you can make your home a festive, fun place to celebrate autumn.
1. Use mailbox swag
Your mailbox isn’t just for collecting promotional postcards and Amazon packages. It’s also typically the first thing someone sees when visiting your home. You can buy fall mailbox swag that includes bows, fall-colored artificial flowers, and even fun trim like candy corn and pumpkins. Simply wrap it around the top of your mailbox and remove it when the season is over.
If you’re feeling creative, you can make your own mailbox swag. You’ll just need a wire hanger, craft foam, and some fake flowers from your local craft store. The best thing about the DIY option is that you can customize it to your preferences.
2. Spruce up the entrance
Your driveway’s entrance can also be an opportunity to make a good first impression. If you have a gate, you already have somewhere to attach a bouquet similar to the mailbox swag you see everywhere. A little trim placed in the center of each gate can make a big difference.
Whether your home is gated or not, though, you can create an eye-popping entry point to your driveway with a little creativity. Hay, pumpkins, and small scarecrows are both fun and aesthetically pleasing and can help bring out the oranges and yellows in your foliage.
3. Create a path
The area on either side of your driveway can be prime real estate for landscape design. This can be a great place to place small pumpkins for that splash of orange you need. You can also place hay bales and pumpkins on the soil beneath the trees that line your driveway.
Fall is also a great time to think about long-term plans for your yard. Look at your existing trees, shrubs, and flowers, and think of items you can plant that will give you more color in the years to come. The Red Rocket Crape Myrtle, Kentucky Coffee Tree, and sugar maple all offer brilliant fall foliage.
If you’re ready to spice up your Washington, D.C.-area home, either this year or for future autumns, Great American Landscaping can help. Complete this form or call us at (301) 972-5681 to schedule a consultation to discuss the best options for boosting your curb appeal.