I woke up this morning freezing my ass off and it was glorious. I love this Weather! The colors, the crisp air, the sound of dry leaves, the ability to wear sleeves without dying of heat, the guiltless cuddle on the couch with a book and a blanket…it is all so good!
This is also a great time to get the house ready for winter. Whether you are planning on hanging tight this winter or are thinking of selling your house, this time of the year is perfect for planting trees and shrubs for the all coveted curb appeal. It is always my goal to have my home ‘sale ready’, despite the fact that we are not moving any time soon. Keep in mind, it is my goal, if you have been to my home you know that I fall short of that goal 99.5% of the time!
But, it goes without saying, great (or even good) landscaping and natural coverage adds both value and comfort to your home. We planted a maple tree in our front yard in September 2008 and watching it grow with our children and our family has been such a joy! It also provides much needed privacy for our bay window and front door.
If you are selling this fall or winter, a well maintained and structured landscape is usually the first impression buyers get of your home. It is worth the time and cost of updating or maintaining your greenery.
Here are some great resources on Minnesota Fall planting and maintaining:
- Basic Tree/Shrub Planting Tips
- Sizes and Types of Trees and Shrubs
- Fall Landscaping Tips
- Fall Lawn Care Tips
Lastly, check out my Fall Landscaping Pinterest Board for inspiration!
Get your booty to Gertens and get planting!