Guest Writer: Kyrin Sowah With Halloween beginning to creep up on us, it's a great time to begin planning for your fall decorating after all you don’t want to be the only house on the block without their festive decorations. Here are some easy tips to decorating your patio for the fall holidays: Photo Credit: Franklinis.com Pumpkins are a seasonal favorite and always add a nice touch to any house. Take the classic pumpkin a step further and transform them into jack-o’-lanterns. Create your favorite characters by carving or stenciling the face. Once completed, these jack-o’-lanterns can be arranged on the front porch or along your walkway to welcome guest and trick-or-treaters. Don’t forget to add tea lights to your carved pumpkins, they will not only look great, but illuminate a safe path for visitors at night. Photo Credit: Etsy.com Wreaths can turn any house into a home. Create an inviting place for guests to gather when visiting your home. What says fall to you? How about adding fall leaves, cinnamon sticks, feathers or mini-pumpkins to your wreath? Set your wreath to hang with an orange ribbon to add the final touch. Photo Credit: Flowerona.com Planting for the fall isn’t always the easiest with the cooler weather, but there five fall flowers that will brighten up your home and garden. Helenium has a yellow-orange bloom that will complement the fall season considerably. The classic sunflower is a necessity for any fall bouquet, and the sedum is a late summer bloom, with bright vibrant red hues. The Colchicum adds a hint of pink and white for a unique twist for fall gardens. Lastly, Dahlias will bring any patio alive with their dynamic shape and will complement your fall patio decorations.