As the summer sun mellows into the warm and cozy embrace of autumn, it’s an opportune time to elevate your home’s curb appeal here in Central Ohio. Fall offers a unique charm with its vibrant foliage and welcoming ambiance, making it the perfect season to make your home stand out. Whether you are preparing to list your house on the market or simply vying for the most beautiful place in the neighborhood, we have some creative and practical ways to make your home look fresh and well-groomed this season. 

Seasonal Landscaping 

Ohio offers a beautiful display of changing leaves. Consider planting trees and shrubs known for their fall foliage to capitalize on this natural beauty. Maples, oaks, and sweetgums are excellent choices; their leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. 

Add a variety of colorful mums, asters, and ornamental grasses to your flower beds for a burst of autumn vibrancy. To create a warm and inviting atmosphere, you can also include pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales as decorative accents. 

Maintain Your Lawn 

A well-maintained lawn is the foundation of a beautiful landscape. During the fall, continue mowing your grass, but gradually lower the mower’s blade height. This will help the grass withstand colder temperatures and reduce the risk of diseases. 

Raking leaves regularly is crucial since fallen leaves will prevent proper airflow. Consider mulching the leaves or using them to create compost for next year’s garden. 

Seasonal Décor for Your Porch 

Your front porch is the perfect stage for expressing your fall spirit. Add a colorful wreath to your front door featuring fall foliage, berries, or mini pumpkins. 

Swap out your summer pillows and cushions with warm, cozy throws and autumn-themed pillow covers. Lanterns with battery-operated candles can offer an inviting glow during the darker fall evenings. 

Lighting is Important 

Proper outdoor lighting is essential for aesthetics and safety now that the days are getting shorter. Install pathway lighting to guide visitors to your front door and highlight your landscaping. Upgraded porch lights or decorative string lights can add a touch of charm to your home’s exterior. 

Remove Unsightly Debris 
Regularly clean your gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs. Sweep your driveway and walkways to remove fallen leaves and debris. Additionally, ensure that your house number is easily visible from the street, which is helpful to both guests and emergency services. 

With a little bit of creativity and a few seasonal touches, you can turn your home into a picturesque retreat.  

While the temperatures may be cooling, the real estate market is still hot in Central Ohio. If you are thinking of making a move the Vutech | Ruff, Cutler Real Estate team is ready to talk! We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of the Ohio real estate market and are poised to offer our expertise to help you embrace this season of change.  

Finding your dream home is one thing. Your dream experience is another. Contact us to discuss.