6 Simple + Pretty Garden Projects to Tackle This Fall
Cool temps and gardening: a match made in heaven.
The long-awaited season of pumpkin carving, football watching and marshmallow roasting is finally here. And what better way to enjoy these joy-inducing activities than outside in the cool weather? Give your outdoor space an inviting, fall-worthy facelift with our super easy garden projects you can knock out in a weekend or less.
Fill Window Boxes With Fall Color
Nothing ups the fall curb appeal quite like window boxes filled with lush, colorful blooms. Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines filled this client's planter with soft-hued fall favorites like dusty miller, ornamental kale, cabbage, pansies and English ivy.
Make This: Build and Install a Window Box
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Design an Eye-Catching Entryway Garden
The easiest way to do this? Line your entryway, front stoop or sidewalk with a colorful collection of gourds, pumpkins and fall container plants. This low-maintenance method takes almost no skill to achieve a designer look. Plus, if any of your plants or pumpkins wilt or rot as the season progresses, simply replace them! Quick Tip: Ornamental gourds do best in cool weather. If temps in your neck of the woods are on the warmer side, opt for faux varieties instead.
Get Inspired: Our Favorite Heirloom Pumpkins for Fall Decorating
Build a Fire Pit for Chilly Evenings
Imagine yourself wrapped in a blanket, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the cozy warmth of your backyard fire pit. Now stop imagining and go make it a reality with this easy DIY.
Make This: Easy DIY Stone Fire Pit
Craft a Stunning Faux Pumpkin Topiary
House Number Fall Topiary
HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares a fresh fall how-to for making a house number pumpkin topiary. To make your own, you will need a small, medium and large faux pumpkin, rust red, mauve and forest green craft paint, a large planter, super glue, plain metal numbers, gold spray paint, sponge brush and a utility knife.
Made from zero-maintenance materials, this gorgeous topiary is a breeze to make and will stay beautiful all season long.
Make This: DIY Pumpkin Topiary
Plant a Fall Veggie Garden
Tomato season might be over, but broccoli, carrot, beet and kale season is just beginning. Hooray!
Learn How: Guide to Fall Veggie Planting
Give Containers a Rustic-Chic Update
Wrap planters in burlap and tie with twine. Boom. Your porch is ready for fall in less than a minute.