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Take the Every Day Spook Out of Your Yard

Take the Every Day Spook Out of Your Yard

Oct 21 2014

It's that time of year when scary is the norm…those overgrown weeds, cracks and oil stains on your driveway and mud patches in the lawn are actually good things. Or at least for one night this month when trick-or-treaters run through your yard. But come November 1st, scary, unkempt yards are not so cool, and even detract from not only your upcoming holiday décor, but also your home’s curb appeal and sales value. Here’s some tips for taking the spook out of your yard after the goblins and ghosts are long gone: Crack-free surfaces: Skip the superstition and the cracks on your walks by replacing concrete driveways, walkways and patio surfaces with paving stones that do not crack under pressure, or heavy usage. Concrete and asphalt crack within a few short years of installment but most paving stones guarantee no cracking for a lifetime. Mud and Maggots: There’s nothing pleasant about stepping on muddy lawns and finding worms stuck to the bottom of your shoes. While it might be cool on that infamous All Hallow’s Eve, its not cool any other time, and can be forever avoided with artificial turf in high traffic areas near your front door. The low-maintenance and low-cost of artificial lawns are also a big fright for natural lawn landscapers, now and all year. A Witch’s Garden: Herbs, flowers and other things nice can all be found in a Witch’s Garden, ready for harvest in cauldrons and brews. Add some spark to your porch year round by planting some in large flower barrels, and in paving-stone trimmed garden beds alongside your driveway. Small fragrant plants add a touch of artistic class, attract “fairies” like humming birds and butterflies, and produce a nice supply of herbs and potions for that October 31 brew! Whatever spooks you have in this year’s Halloween décor, you can quickly change them up for a cheery holiday look with the right landscaping ideas and team. Get started with some year long ideas and plans now!

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