Landscape Features Perfect for Halloween

For many, Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year. Numerous homeowners get the opportunity to decorate their homes in unique ways that would otherwise be ridiculous any other time of the year. For one night, you can completely transform your house and furnish your landscape with a frightening makeover.

At Northern Virginia Landscaping, we understand how essential landscapes are to the appeal of your home. This Fall, work with the best and most trusted front yard landscaping company in Arlington, VA. We offer quality plantings, sod installations, softscape and hardscape installations. After working with us, you’ll enthrall trick-or-treaters with your stunning yard. Below, we offer landscape installation suggestions for how to make your yard look extra spooky and fun this Halloween:

Pumpkins Front Porch

Front Porch/Steps

The front porch or steps of your house is the best place to attract attention. Here, you can add jack-o’-lanterns and scary animatronics, all of which are easily obtainable from any nearby party supply store. To enhance the atmosphere, cover any bushes or trees around your house with fake spider webs. If you’re not into the “scary” part of Halloween, then you might consider simply adding a few uncarved pumpkins, bales of hay, and some potted mums on your front porch, setting an autumnal harvest theme to your home that will last the rest of the season. If you don’t have a front porch or your current one seems worn and needs updating, get in touch with our landscaping team to help you choose a design that’s right for you.

Haunted House Landscape

If you’re feeling extra festive this year, you may consider building your own haunted house. Halloween gives you the opportunity to picture your land as a blank canvas for different, scary surprises. You’ll need lighting on the lawn to add atmosphere, as well as color, props, and possibly actors. If you want to go all out, you should add a fog machine, eerie music, and strobe lighting. Additionally, to ensure that other navigate your haunted house safely, you should add outdoor lighting installations to help trick-or-treaters walk to your front door safely in the dark.


The walkway up to your house is the perfect spot to add Halloween or Fall decorations. Along the path, you can add miniature pumpkins along the sides, handmade luminaries, and planted mums. Our landscapers can help you determine which fall annuals will make your home more appealing. There are other lighting ideas for Halloween that you can use, such as placing orange string lights onto a gate or using votives for illumination. At Northern Virginia Landscaping, we can provide unique and captivating walkways along with lighting installations that suit your needs.

Front Yard

A creatively-designed front yard will help your home appear more approachable to guests and your neighbors. The front yard is also a good site for adding outdoor inflatables or fake gravestones. If you’re looking to get to know your neighbors better and host a get-together, then you might consider installing a professionally designed outdoor fire pit area.

Choose Northern VA Landscaping For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project

No matter how you choose to decorate your yard this Halloween, choose Northern VA Landscaping for experienced front yard landscaping. We are a full-service residential and commercial landscaping business that believes in listening to our customers and pleasing them with our experienced team members. We’re knowledgeable in all areas of softscape and hardscape designs. Contact us at (703)-982-0100 for your next upcoming landscape system.

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