At Hansen Lawn & Gardens Ltd., we love fall. There’s something in the air this time of year – a refreshing crispness and comforting feeling – that just can’t be beaten when we’re working hard on a landscaping project. That said, the harvest season is about more than fresh, crisp air and the crunch of leaves beneath feet – there’s a lot of fun just waiting to be had! Today, let’s highlight a few activities you and your household can enjoy in your own backyard.
Raking is a subjective term here – we all know it’s a lot more fun to just cannonball into a pile of leaves and play with the kids. That said, this is a chore that can be made into something entertaining and endearing! Make some memories with the little ones and the family dog by running and diving in the leaves, having leaf fights, and enjoying some fresh air before it gets cold.
Decorating for Halloween
Are you eager to welcome trick-or-treaters to your house this October? Let them know that your place is open for business come Halloween! Pick a beautiful day and deck out your landscaping and a home exterior with the household – it’s your chance to get really creative and have fun with your lawn décor. Local stores are already selling Halloween-themed items, so there’s no shame in starting a little early.
Have a veggie garden ripe for the picking? Put on some music and bring out the family for a fun afternoon of harvesting! It’s always a thrill to see just how much you were able to grow over the summer. Plus, you get to see what worked and what didn’t – maybe replacing watermelons with cherry tomatoes isn’t such a bad idea after all. And hey, it helps keep the kids off “the Nintendo” and out in the fresh air – you won’t be able to get away with that trick once the snow hits!
As we said, winter is coming, but don’t be depressed. Instead, make the most of the gorgeous weather now by having friends and loved ones over to enjoy your patio, pool, and other exterior features! It’s the perfect excuse for whipping up some cocktails, having a big harvest-themed dinner that could put Thanksgiving to shame, having a few laughs, and making more memories.
What are your plans this fall? Have you started on your lawn work, or are you trying to squeeze every sunny day for as much summery fun as possible? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!