Most people are familiar with the saying, “first impressions last,” and while they often refer to people, it also applies to houses.
The exterior of your rental apartment is as important as the interior because from the moment prospective tenants step out of their car, they start visualizing doing the same thing every day. And if your rental property isn’t charming enough, they might lose interest before they even walk through the front door.
In this article, we’ll be highlighting how you can boost your rental property curb appeal this fall.
Clean up the leaves on your lawn
Fall is a time of change when the old passes away to make room for the new. If you have a couple of trees in your front yard, you should expect them to shed their leaves. Keep your lawn looking neat by raking up the leaves and disposing of them appropriately. Try completing this task every other to avoid the leaves accumulating and making your yard look unkempt for several days at a time.
You can recycle the leaves into compost and use it as part of your fertilizer. Fall is an excellent time to treat your lawn because the chances of rain, heat, or snow hindering your work are lower.
Clean all your gutters
Next, clean your gutters to get rid of stray leaves and seedlings that might have wandered there. Between deciduous trees losing their leaves and the wind carrying spores in the air, you’re more likely to experience blocked gutters.
If you have solar panels, stray leaves could fall on the surface and obstruct direct light from falling on your panels. So carefully sweep up the obstructions, then clear out all gutters on the roof and around the house.
Freshen up flower beds with fall flowers
As fall rolls around, some of the flowers you planted earlier in the year might not fare well as the temperature drops. The good news, you don’t have to leave your flower beds empty till spring comes knocking. There are a variety of gorgeous autumn flowers that will make your garden pop with their calm and appealing colors.
Opt for species like Chrysanthemums, Marigold, and Sunflowers if you want traditional yellow and orange fall colors. But if you prefer a rich purple shade, then go with Aster or Kale. Of course, there’s no rule that you can’t mix it up, and there are other fall plants in different colors.
Add creative fall decor to your front yard
After tidying up your lawn and planting beautiful autumn seedlings, announce the season with a little more style. Pumpkins are a classic decorative piece during fall, so take advantage of the surplus supply to spice up your yard. There’s a lot you can do with the orange squash. You can display them in your flower beds and flower pots or pair them up on your porch. Of course, the fun isn’t limited to pumpkins; corn stalks and potted kale are eye-catching staples of the season.
Feel free to check Pinterest for more creative fall decor or search YouTube for easy DIY videos.
Spruce up your exterior
Finally, spruce up the exterior of your house with a new coat of paint and new shutters. Fall is the best time to paint because the weather isn’t too hot or cold, and rain is less likely to interrupt your workers. It’s also when chipped walls and faded painting become more evident because of the dry air. So lay on a fresh coat of paint to refresh your rental property’s look. And upgrade your shutters to complete the makeover and insulate your home against the coming winter. Alternatively, if you’re not ready to repaint, you can use a pressure washer to clean up the exterior.
Fall is a beautiful period, and with a few touches, your house can reflect the authentic charm of the season. If you’re too busy to oversee the upgrading of your curb appeal, you can easily reach out to a property management company and get a manager to do it for you.