A home's front yard in the fall, featuring a large tree turning orange.

A lot of people begin to neglect their landscaping when the weather gets a little bit cooler, but that’s a mistake. There are a lot of things you can do to boost your curb appeal once the weather gets a little bit cooler. In fact, it’s probably one of the best times to give your landscaping a little bit of loving, since your lawn and garden are starting to die and look a little bit desolate.

Keep your lawn tidy

Your lawn may be browning, but that doesn’t mean that you should let it get bogged down by fallen leaves. It looks a bit sloppy, but it’s also really bad for your grass, and promotes the growth of bacteria and fungi.

Plant fall flowers

All of your beautiful summer blooms are likely dying off, leaving you with an unattractive brown garden. Replace your summer flowers with some vibrant mums, or other fall flowers, to keep your curb appeal at its maximum.

Clear out your gutters

With all of the falling foliage, it’s likely that you gutters are clogged up. Not only is it important to clean out your gutters to keep up appearances, but it will help prevent water damage to make sure they’re cleared out.

Add some outdoor lighting to your walkways

During the summer, your guests can find the way to your door, and back out to their car, safely because the sun stays up so late. As the days get shorter, you may want to consider adding some sort of lighting to illuminate your walkways to not only increase the beauty of your yard, but provide a safe path for your guests.

Add a simple wreath to your door

When it comes to decor any time of the year, you want to keep it to a minimum. Too many decorations detract from the beauty of your home, and can quickly become clunky and tacky. The perfect fall decor for your home is a simple wreath on your front door, to show your festivity, and provide your guests with a warm welcome into your home. Try a wreath made with simple foliage and fall flowers. Another beautiful way to make your home stand out as winter is just around the winter, is to give your front door a bit of a makeover with a fresh coat of paint. A deep red is perfect year round.