The Most Haunted Porch on the Block

It’s finally here...the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is almost upon us and it is time to prepare for all the little ghouls and goblins that come to your porch expecting goodies for their all-hallows-eve haul. If you have been watching Mike, the Garden Guru’s seminars, you will already have your fall porch primped and prepped for the hoards of family and friends to visit you this season. 

But, is your porch still needing that wicked touch to fit the fang-tastic vibe that is Halloween? Look no further! We have collected four of our top terror-ific tips and tricks that are available now to give your porch that extra bit of spook it needs! 


  1. It’s All in the Details

Halloween isn’t quite the same without the gobs of decorations littering your porch, patio, and garden and even inside your home! We have everything to need to invite those trick or treaters up the pathway from garden picks, flags, and ceramic pumpkins to light the way. 


Having a spell-bound shindig? We have indoor decor as well! From tea towels and napkins to glassware and pillows to make sure your indoors are just as creepy-crawly as the outdoors. 


For more information, visit us in-store at either of our year-round locations and ask one of our expert Green Team members for their opinion on the perfect decor additions for you.


  1. Make it Pop with Plants

As already mentioned with the Garden Guru’s seminars, you may have already been prepping your outdoor containers for fall plants. But, if you are a little behind the ball, there is still time to create a container that is sure to shock your neighbors. Using tough plants like fall blooming trees and shrubs, ornamental grasses and kale, and even pansies can give you a container that is sure to be unforgettable. 


Add small elements like terracotta decor, flags, and real pumpkins to sharpen the spooky vibe of your porch containers. And always remember, you can never go wrong with an excess of pumpkins! 


  1. Shop the Sales

Since we are close to our next holiday season, now is a great time to shop for all your favorite Halloween-themed items. Check out our sales page to see what is currently available. Something as simple as one piece of decor or an excellent arrangement of pumpkins and plants can make a whole difference when your haunted house just needs that extra bit of “boo”. 


  1. Get Crafty

Halloween is a great time to get crafty with the kids and make some memories along the way! Here are some of our best Halloween crafts that are sure to have you carving for more. 


  • Create an elegant succulent pumpkin that can last you into our favorite turkey-themed national holiday. Check out the blog for instructions on this project.
  • Carve a jack-o-lantern that is sure to make the headless horseman jealous. Try out an unusual shape or color for something different this season.
  • Indulge in a homemade pumpkin pie from one of our pie pumpkins. Check out the blog here for instructions and a recipe. 
  • If your little monsters are too young to carve a ghoulish gourd, try painting pumpkins instead with acrylic paint and foam stickers.


Halloween crafts for the whole family to enjoy can be virtually endless. so stay tuned to our social media on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok for inspiration and fun tips throughout the most haunted week of the year!