5 Tips to Add Fall Curb Appeal


Whether you are planning to list your home this fall or you just want to enjoy your home more, curb appeal matters. Keeping up with curb appeal, however, can be a challenge, especially when the seasons change. Have your home and yard looking beautiful this fall with these 5 curb appeal tips!

Enjoy the Fall Colors

Add some beautiful fall colors to your yard by planting seasonal flowers.  Mums, goldenrod, and fall crocuses are just a few examples of flowers that bloom in the fall, but you can always ask your local flower nursery for ideas about what blooms well in your area. Keep your lawn watering efforts going as you head into autumn. Summer might be over, but watering will keep your yard as green as possible.

Keep Leaves at Bay

While many people love the fall colors of changing leaves, raking them is quite a different story! Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking or use a blower, vacuum or lawn sweeper instead. Whatever method you choose, your yard will look neat and tidy. Don’t forget to check your gutters for dead leaves, as blocked gutters can lead to water damage.

Clean Your Home’s Exterior

Falling leaves means a more exposed exterior on your house, so take the time to evaluate what it needs. Take the time to pressure wash the exterior and clean the windows. If any paint is chipped or faded, applying a fresh coat will do wonders to revive your home’s appearance. Blast any dirt and debris off your sidewalk and driveway using either your garden hose or pressure washer.

Enhance Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to properly illuminate your home. Start by ensuring that all existing exterior lights along the walkway and in the front entranceway are working properly. Consider your needs for more light whether it is decorative lights to illuminate walkways or additional flood lights to brighten up entrance areas.

Celebrate the Season

Put the finishing touches on your home by decorating your porch with potted mums, gourds, and pumpkins. Top it off with a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers to add an inviting touch. Whether you prefer a simple approach or you like to go big, your fall décor will reflect the beautiful autumn season.


Rachel Witt


NMLS Consumer Access (www.NMLSConsumerAccess.org)