Halloween may be the time for ghosts, goblins, witches, and other types of ghouls. However, like all things in life that are fun and fancy-free, it’s always important to put the safety of others first before you can have fun. In our case, that safety happens to be none other none other than our favorite, adorable, teeny-tiny trick or treaters.
So before you get started on making your yard the worst that it can be this Halloween season, get out your bed knobs, robes, and broomsticks as we share with you a list of five Halloween tricks that will help you get your yard ready for trick or treaters.
Keeping the Sidewalk Clean of Leaves and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night
Since Germantown and Collierville are both known for having unpredictable weather, it’s important that you keep your sidewalk nice and clean for the cute little trick or treaters. Otherwise, they can easily fall and trip, which won’t be fun for either you or them the day after.
For this trick, you can use either an old-fashioned broomstick to sweep away all of the leaves from your porch and driveway and onto the curb or use a leaf blower to throw those suckers back into the wind.
Otherwise, if you want to kill two birds with one stone (so to speak) with your yard, you can sweep your beloved leaves onto your front yard and call one of our professional lawn mulchers to turn your fall leaves into fresh mulch. Not only is it good for your yard (and the environment) in the long run, it’s also good for your wallet.
Let’s face it, who in this day and age has time to go to the store and buy expensive mulch when the one made by Mother Nature herself works just as fine?
Lighting up your House with Solar Panel Walkway Lights
While it is not required of you to purchase solar panel walkway lights to help fellow trick or treaters guide their way at night, at least these lights can help you save some money on your next electric bill.
Compared to the typical incandescent Halloween light bulbs and decorations sold at stores, solar panel walkway lights glow brighter. This makes them a very good way of helping trick or treaters find their way to either the candy or toy bowl(see section on candy and the non-candy section below).
Although these types of lights may not necessarily be cheaper, they are nevertheless an excellent long-term investment for your yard, given that they can be used anytime, anywhere throughout the year.
If you want a good place to find solar panel walkway lights at a decent price, try Home Depot.
Keeping Your Pets Locked Away from the Trick or Treaters on Halloween Night
The idea of having to lock up your darlings on All Hallow’s Eve doesn’t sound too nice.
However, since most children are either afraid of big dogs(or cats) and are possibly allergic to certain types of animals, it’s better to play it safe rather than sorry.
The only exception to this rule is if your animal happens to be a certified service animal, then it’s okay to dress them up in silly costumes and have your beloved greet Halloween’s favorite tiny terrors with a nice, “AHWOOOOOOOH!” (or whatever works in their language).
Planting Marigolds All Over Your Front Yard
While it’s definitely not a requirement for you to plant marigolds all over your yard, sometimes, adding that special touch can help make your yard fun and friendly for trick or treaters.
In addition to being super bright and colorful, marigolds are great for making beautiful bracelets, crowns, bookmarks, and many other things that you can think of. So if you’re looking for the perfect Fall flower that can be used for more than just a decoration, marigolds(especially Mexican marigolds) are the ideal choice for your Southern Fall yard.
Fun fact: Every year, on November 1st and 2nd, people in Mexico would scatter marigold petals from their houses to the local cemetery to guide the spirits of their ancestors back to their family homes. This practice is done on a holiday known as Dia de Los Muertos(“Day of the Dead”), which has also been referred to as “Mexico’s Halloween” here in the United States/
Have fun decorating your house!
Because let’s face it, Halloween is one of the few times in the year where you can decorate your house however you want!
So if your wife or in-laws have enough of you displaying your famous metal junk sculptures all over the yard, tell them it’s for a good cause.
So tell us fellow readers, what do you think about our ideas for getting your yard ready for trick or treaters this year? Can you think of any more bright ideas? Please let us know in the comments below!
Also, if you need help getting your yard ready for Halloween this year, then give us a call at 901-870-3720.
Otherwise, if you need more ideas on how and what to decorate your house with this Halloween season, then feel free to check out any of our previous blogs:
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