Halloween night brings a surge of foot traffic to your home, making it one of the best holidays for decorating. It’s also the heart of fall scenery, which is why so many homeowners get excited to give their landscaping a festive facelift as soon as October arrives. If you’re looking for some inspiration to kick-start your creativity, here are a few of our favorite Halloween landscaping themes.
The porch is the perfect place for pumpkins, mums and other fall staples. If you’re not the type who likes ghosts and goblins, an old-fashioned country porch is a great way to ring in the fall season without having to scream “Halloween.” Your decorations will also last through Thanksgiving since you’re keeping the theme more general.
(Not So) Spooky
The best Halloween decorations aren’t necessarily the scariest. Consider keeping your props cute and lighthearted, instead placing the emphasis on fall annuals and a bright green lawn, with your home as the centerpiece.
If you’re going to go all out for Halloween, by all means, have a blast! Don’t stop at standalone decorations; picture your lawn as a blank canvas to create an entire Halloween landscape. The more you can tie everything together, the more impressive your final presentation will be.
Pathway to Patio
If you have a backyard or patio, you can mimic the effect of a haunted house in the form of a dimly lit path featuring scary surprises. High Tech Landscapes offers hardscaping, landscape lighting and patio design as part of its design-build landscaping services.
Safe by the Fire
With everything happening out front of the house, turn your fire pit into a cozy retreat from the scary stuff. Don’t have a fire pit? There is no better time than now to have one built so you can enjoy it through the cold months ahead. Learn more about water and fire features here.
Most importantly, have fun and don’t forget to stock up on candy for the trick-or-treaters!