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As the leaves change color and fall from the trees, the weather is perfect for improving your home’s exterior. If you’re planning to sell the property, it’s time to start thinking about boosting curb appeal. After all, first impressions matter, and you never know when you might have guests or potential homebuyers coming by. Fortunately, you can do a few simple things to make your home look its best. Here are five tips to boost curb appeal this fall.

Rake the Leaves to Boost Curb Appeal

The autumn leaves are beautiful, but piles of them on the lawn could make potential buyers think you don’t have time to care for your home. One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your yard’s appearance is to rake the fallen leaves. Not only will this give your lawn a neater appearance, but it will also prevent mold and mildew from growing on your grass. Rake leaves and collect them into bags for your city’s trash collection. Alternatively, use a mulching mower to chop them into small pieces, so they break down quickly.

Trim Shrubs

Shrubs and bushes can grow out of control quickly, damaging the siding if they’re too near the house. Prune bushes and shrubs regularly to help them maintain a neat appearance and keep them from taking over the garden beds. Neatly manicured shrubbery creates a tidy and welcoming appearance in the front of the house.

Add Autumn Accents

Add seasonal touches to your yard, such as gourds. pumpkins, and mums. A touch of autumn decor will boost curb appeal and get you into the seasonal spirit. Don’t go overboard if you’re putting the house on the market. Too much decor will make the lawn and porch appear messy and cluttered. Less is more when it comes to tasteful seasonal decorating.

Remove Debris

Take a walk around your property and pick up pine cones, sticks, and other debris that might have accumulated over the summer months. Cleaning up the lawn will help keep your yard looking tidy and well-kept.

Paint the Front Door to Boost Fall Curb Appeal

It’s a trend to paint the front door in a color that contrasts with the rest of the house. Choose a color that is complimentary to your siding. Burgundy, navy, and black are popular shades, but choose any color that suits the property. It’s easy to paint the door in a day, and this quick project will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home.

By following these simple tips, you can boost the curb appeal of your home this fall season. Raking leaves, trimming shrubs, adding seasonal accents, cleaning up debris, and painting your front door are quick and easy projects that make your home look neat and cared for – both to you and anyone who visits. Enjoy the last weeks of autumn while sprucing up your property.

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