Fall Curb Appeal: Ideas to Get Your Home Ready for Fall in Oregon

The leaves are changing color, which means that it’s time to start upping your fall curb appeal. Keep reading for our best ideas.

Rake the Leaves

Many homeowners wait until winter to rake their leaves. While that sounds like a great way to avoid yard work, raking leaves can be a great way to get your house ready for fall.

Raking your leaves early will prevent them from potentially blocking walkways and leaving the yard wet and muddy. Even if you wait until winter to do it, raking leaves can still help get your home ready for fall. Leaves may not be used as mulch, but raking them can lead to excellent compost for your garden.

Get a Fresh Layer of Mulch

If you’re trying to spruce up your yard to add to your fall curb appeal, the most straightforward way to start is to add a fresh layer of mulch.

Whether you’re trying to make your yard look clean or add visual interest, now is the best time to dig in and get it done. While you’re at it, you can also add a thick layer of mulch to your flowerbeds. You’ll be amazed how much the mulch will change the look of your outdoor living space.

Plant a few plants to spruce up your yard. Planting a few trees, shrubs, and perennials can make a huge difference in your yard’s look.

Trim Your Bushes

If you want your bushes to look nice, you have to care for them. Since bushes can hold lots of moisture, trim them at least once a year. If they’re too long, you can get a lot of unwanted water inside your home.

If you live in a wooded area, be sure to trim your trees and shrubs, so they don’t block your driveway or cast shadows. That can keep your home from looking bright and welcoming.

Plant autumn-colored flowers, shrubs, and ground cover to have bright and beautiful fall colors. Pumpkin and gourd colors like orange, yellow, and rust are the hottest colors of the season. These colors can brighten up any hard-to-decorate front yard.

Decorate for Fall

The best way to celebrate the fall season is to surround yourself with things that remind you of it. Start with creating a fall tree centerpiece with glass or metal blown fall leaves, twigs, pinecones, and twine. Add in your favorite jars or vases, and display your fall favorites. A great way to get inspiration for fall decor is to look at our picture gallery of fall inspiration.

Add Fall Foliage

Foliage, foliage, foliage. Consider fiddle-leaf fig trees, a tall, narrow tree that offers a splash of color in a big way, as well as free-standing oaks (Quercus virginiana), which you can place in the driveway or the yard as a focal point. Combine them with spirea (Pyrus communis) and large maples (Acer palmatum) to create a canopy-like structure.

Let Pacific Northwest Investments Help

Thank you for reading about our favorite ideas for fall curb appeal. When you are ready to sell, reach out to Pacific Northwest Investments for a speedy, all-cash offer. We buy houses in Salem, Oregon, and surrounding cities. Get in touch with one of our experts today and allow us to buy your home ASAP!

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