Halloween is coming and you may be thinking what to do with that gorgeous landscape of yours. You can either leave it as it is, or you can do something fun and exciting with it for this Halloween, personally I would go with the latter. Only because I’m crazy for Halloween and always end up having such a fun time!
So, if you are part of those who like to do festive things over this season then I thought I would share with you some simple ideas I have for my own landscape. Some of these may have an impact on your lawn, so be sure to ask your professional landscaper about it, if you’re not too sure.
- The porch factor: Porches are the most visible part of a house and therefore they are the best place to put decorations together. What I’ve been thinking for my own porch is playing with jack-o-lanterns. The great thing about jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins are that they are not only fun, but they also add a lot of color to any setting. Consider surrounding them by vivid colors, using seasonal flowers and gourds to create contrasts that will not only give a spooky fall chill to your landscape, but they will also provide a classy autumn ambiance for your house.
- The front yard graveyard: This is a classic Halloween landscape and it is very easy to do. You just need some cardboard boxes, scissors and glue and you’re good to go. Create unique tombstones, add the names of those who live in your house, scatter old crosses all around and my personal favorite, put a zombie digging itself out of the dirt. I just love that! All of this paired with a fog machine to add an extra spooky flare to your home. Now that’s what I call a haunted house! Sends a chill down my spine just thinking about it! Now, you’re probably going to have to buy the last one but it is totally worth it. Digging up your yard, however, can have nasty consequences on your yard. Consider recruiting a professional landscaper to ensure that your lawn remains in tip-top shape for the upcoming winter season.
- The incredible power of the countryside: But if you’re not too much into the Halloween decorations then, why not try to use the natural surroundings of your house. In my last post I talked about some of the flowers that are typical to this season, so why not try to mix those leaves from your birch, your maple and/or your beech trees in a transparent bowl, and put them in those steps leading to your front door? This will look very Halloween like and will keep the elegance of your home. In addition to leaves, seasonal flower arrangements contrast beautifully against the fall background. Contact a residential or commercial landscaper to handle all the dirty work and figure out what works best in your yard.