Planters that stay out during winter or late fall make an excellent spot for adding Halloween decorations. Add some spooky stickers, ribbons or fake cobwebs. Another idea is to use pumpkins as planters so that it looks like a plant is growing from inside a pumpkin. You can also use empty planters to create the impression of dead garden. Use those deciduous twigs and branches to your advantage.
You can transform flowerbeds into a mini graveyard. Buy plastic grave plates from the store or create your own wooden crosses to mark the graves. Get creative by inscribing custom names, dates, and messages onto your tombstones or add skeletons or body parts popping out of your lawn.
Halloween is always fun when it comes to outdoor lighting. You can add black lights or red and orange lights to your landscape. If you have something spooky to show off, such as as a scarecrow or graveyard, make sure you highlight it with some accent lighting. Halloween lighting is a great way to make your house stand out this holiday.
If you have bushes and shrubbery along your walkway, you can use them to frighten your trick or treaters. You can hide motion-sensor devices that jump out or make a spooky noise when someone approaches. Alternatively, add some glowing mean eyes to your bushes to create a creepy atmosphere.
Decorate Trees and Foliage
Trees are great for hanging spooky decorative, as long as they are not too heavy and won’t present a fire hazard. Because trees are tall you can choose to add a larger decor piece that will stand out. You can also add plants with naturally black foliage to create a gloomy look for your Halloween yard.
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