Spruce up your yard for Fall!

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The leaves are changing colours, the smell of fall is in the air, the pumpkin spice latte is back.

The rich fall colours open up a realm of possibilities for creative yard decorations. Not just for the summer and holiday seasons, outdoor décor help create a warm and welcoming exterior. A simple harvest wreath made from leaves, berries and twigs bring out the gorgeous reds, oranges and browns of autumn. Accent it with a burlap bow for a rustic touch.

If you want to add some farmhouse charm, repurpose household items to breathe new life into them. The opportunities are endless — an old door that used to have windows in it is the perfect way to display fall blooms in hanging flower pots. A chair missing its seat can act as a rustic flower pot stand. An old set of shelves is ideal for showing off vintage watering cans.

If you don’t have these hanging around, you can always pop by a local used furniture outlet, like Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which has been generating funds for Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program for 25 years.

As a bonus, if you shop at Habitat’s ReStore between now and October 31, Swiffer will donate $1 to Habitat for every transaction to celebrate ReStore’s 25th anniversary!  As well, you’ll get a free Swiffer Duster, while supplies last.

For added pops of colour, place pots of burgundy chrysanthemums, purple asters or ornamental cabbage along your walkway. Flowers always freshen things up, especially when the temperature starts to drop. Create a country aesthetic by placing decorative gourds and pumpkins in between the flowers. These will transition well into late autumn, and you can even repurpose the pumpkin for carving a jack-o-lantern on Halloween.

 

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