8 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal in the Fall

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By: Heather Boag
Published: September 17, 2015
Last Update: February 12, 2023
While the arrival of fall may mean there is less time to spend outdoors, it’s not an excuse to slack on your yard duties!  In fact, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your home looking good well into the winter months. Read our 8 ways to improve your curb appeal in the fall.

1.  Keep Your Lawn Clean

All of those beautiful fall leaves look may look fabulous on the trees - but they lose their appeal once they clutter up your front lawn.  Keep up your regular routine of lawn maintenance and frequently rake any fallen leaves to ensure your lawn looks good all season. lawn clean

2.  Clear Out Gutters

Falling leaves from trees don’t just land on your front lawn - they can find their way into your gutters and downspouts too.  During the fall, it’s important to regularly remove any leaves and debris from these areas to help prevent water damage.  Staying on top of regular maintenance also keeps the exterior of your home looking neat and tidy. gutters

3.  Paint Your Front Door

Whatever the season, a fresh coat of paint can help make your entrance stand out.  Whether you’re simply touching up your existing color after summer’s wear and tear, or, you’d like to repaint your front door a beautiful fall shade, a little bit of paint helps to make your home’s front entrance look inviting. paint door

4.  Plant Seasonal Blooms

Most of us tend to do our gardening in the spring; however, fall has plenty of beautiful flowers that provide vibrant color for the cooler season.  Plants like mums come into season on the fall - and adding a few to your garden can keep it looking great after all of those summer plants start to fade. plant blooms

5.  Incorporate Outdoor Lighting

As the days become shorter, your outdoor lighting becomes more important.  Ensure your guests can follow a safe, clear path to your front door using a combination of lanterns, or solar powered lights to guide the way. outdoor lighting

6.  Invest in a Quality Door Mat

As the weather gets a little colder (and a little wetter) you may want to consider investing in a quality doormat for the exterior of your home.  This mat will be the first line of defense against fallen leaves and other debris from entering your home - and help keep some of that clutter out of your indoor entryway.door mat

7.  Incorporate Seasonal Decor

Subtle seasonal decor definitely adds to your home’s curb appeal - so don’t be afraid to pick up a fall wreath, or better yet, make one yourself!  Pots of fall flowers are another good decor option, as are pumpkins. decor

8.  Evaluate Your Property

It’s a good idea to take a long look at the exterior of your home in the fall, before the start of the winter season.  Taking some time to notice the state of your roof, pressure wash windows, and apply a fresh coat of paint to areas that are chipped and faded will help to ensure your home looks good throughout the cooler months.  Taking care of these tasks now can also help to prevent further problems down the road. evaluate