Fall Gardening: Extend Your Curb Appeal

Whether you have a front yard, a stoop, a window box or a fire escape, you can enhance the look of your home with flowers and foliage. Curb appeal is especially important if your home is on the market. As summer fades into fall, don't settle for the muted browns of dying greenery. Try these hardy plants to keep your garden looking great well into the cooler months.

  • Florist mums
  • Ornamental cabbage or kale
  • Autumn ferns
  • Fountain grass
  • Fall-blooming aster
  • Variegated ivy
  • Sweet autumn clematis
  • Goldenrod
  • Russian sage
  • Helenium
  • Sedum
  • Anise hyssop
  • Alberta spruce

Also, consider adding pumpkins, gourds, haystacks and dried leaf wreaths. Avoid too much holiday decor if you are trying to sell your home, as scarecrows and ghosts may send the wrong message.