Halloween is the time of year for dolling out and collecting obscene amounts of candy and giving a good-natured scare to friends, family and co-workers. While you and your little ones may adorn yourselves in costumes, there’s no reason why your garden can’t get into the act and get dressed up as well.
Here are a few great ideas for your garden this Halloween.
Large department stores like K-mart or Big W may stock garden lights in the shape of ghoulish ghosts or bats that you can plant strategically in your front garden to let the neighbourhood know you’re in a scary mood. If they’re not readily available, see if you can find ones with orange bulbs. Stringing themed lights - or orange fairy lights - along your back fence or garden wall is a great way to decorate for an outdoor Halloween party or bbq.
In addition to the supernatural, the Halloween season is marked by scenes of harvest and the bounty of the field. Dried ears of corn, pumpkins and gourds of various colours can be used to decorate your garden, adding a splash of colour in unadorned corners of the yard. Old gardening equipment can be called out of retirement and used as decorations. For example, you can use an old metal watering can as a vase to hold dried flowers.
You may not have a flock of crows to scare away, but there are a few things as iconic during Halloween as a spooky scarecrow set out in the garden. It practically screams Halloween. You can certainly buy a store-bought one to stand in your yard, but making your straw stuffed sentinel from scratch can be a great family activity.
If your yard tends to be a bit scary in every season because you don’t have time to manage it, you may want to contact a company that offers excellent gardening services and mowing services. No matter the season, your garden will be in good hands with Sergio's Gardening. Call us today or fill out the short form on our website to get a free quote.