While October only just got started, it’s never too early to start thinking about the fun that is Halloween, especially when it comes to keep your home and your visitors safe. If your neighborhood sees high traffic from trick or treaters, you may want to consider how you can make your yard more accessible and safe. Here are a few things you can do.
Keep Yard Accessories Out of the Way – Roll up your garden hoses onto racks and adjust your automatic sprinkler system before trick or treaters arrive. If you have a sprinkler system that sticks up and could be walked on, you may want to move it or use lighting features to make the spot obvious to passerby.
Illuminate Your Yard – Halloween is all about creating a spooky ambience, so there are plenty of opportunities to light things up. Whether it’s a Jack O’ Lantern, colorful LED’s, or a spooky up-light, investing in lighting features will help ensure trick or treaters aren’t tripping over your yard just to reach the door. Keep your porch light on to serve as a guide. If you opt to use candles instead of lighting inserts, keep Jack O’ Lanterns out of the way of costumes and children.
Consider Using Your Driveway – If the space between the door and your yard is limited, a better idea may be to give treats out on the driveway instead. Play some Halloween music and light up your driveway with pathlights or puck lights.
Motion Sensitive Lighting – You can use motion sensitive lights or light timers to give trick or treaters a real scare. Motion sensitive lights are also great for dealing with potential intruders if you’re not planning to be at home on Halloween.
Turn Everything Off When You Don’t Want to Participate – A lit porch is a good signal to kids that someone is home with candy. If you’re not going be home or simply don’t want to be involved in the festivities, turn off any indoor and outdoor lights. Lock and secure windows and doors as well.
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