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5 Ways to Boost Fall Curb Appeal

Renee Valdes
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Fall entryway porch decor

Make way for the change of seasons and prep your entryway and outdoor space with warm, earthy colors for fall curb appeal that’s sure to please.

Whether it’s a quick switch of the doormat, a new door wreath, a place to lounge or roses and pansies in pots and planters, these ideas will welcome fall — and your guests. 

Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal for fall

Fall wreath on a door

1. Hang a wreath on the door

The simplest and quickest way to welcome fall is by hang a fall wreath that makes a statement on your front door. Try a wreath that will take your door and porch decor through Thanksgiving.

Be sure to use a wreath hanger to protect the door. Shown above is a 26-inch harvest wreath of faux sunflowers and pumpkins. 

Plant a Whiskey Barrel with the Colors of Fall

2. Perk up containers

Make the transition from a summer to fall look by adding some planters with seasonal colors to your space. Fill a whiskey barrel planter with a mix of annuals and perennials, shrubs, grasses, herbs and even succulents. Find out how to create this container mix (pictured above). 

For window box planters and vertical gardens, fill with potted ornamental peppers, grasses, cabbages and kales. Top with decorative moss. In the spring, move the ornamental grasses to a more permanent location in a container or in your landscape. Pansies and mums also make great options when potting containers.

Joseph's Coat climbing roses

3. Don’t forget roses

Another option to consider: Roses in containers. Now is a great time to plant colorful roses, whether climbing roses, shrub, hybrid tea or other varieties. The heat of summer is gone and there are fewer pests to deal with overall. In the landscape, try a mailbox garden with roses. For happy roses, plant in full sun or give them a spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day, in soil that drains easily. Learn how to plant roses in containers and get tips for success with roses.

Boost curb appeal with fall colors

4. Instant ambiance

For colorful curb appeal beyond planters, make outdoor decor come together with outdoor seating, throw pillows, a patio side table or garden stool. For more instant ambiance outdoors, try well-placed outdoor lighting to give the space an intimate look.

Outdoor lighting can also include lanterns, string lights, ceiling fans and pathway lighting.

Stacking faux pumpkins

5. Stack the pumpkins

When the timing is right, don’t forget to add gorgeous gourds to your display and bales of decorative hay. Stack decorative pumpkins or live pumpkins (when available) to create topiaries flanking doorways.

Mulching a landscape

More fall ideas

You can also fall into the season by sprucing up your outdoor space with these ideas.

  • Dig up spent annuals with a hand trowel and compost anything unaffected by disease.
  • Rake away any landscape debris and use a leaf blower to clean up the outdoor space.
  • Aerate the lawn.
  • Pressure wash the driveway, a walkway, porch, deck or patio.
  • Add a fresh 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around new trees, flowerbeds and other plants.
  • Fill bird feeders and add bird baths and watch feathered friends eat, drink and splash around.  

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