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Even though we're seeing some days creep into the 90s, many mornings bring the unmistakable crispness of fall. Often, when temperatures start to drop, we neglect the outside of our homes, which can be a mistake.

So, in this issue of Harmonious Home Adventures, we're going to be talking about fall gardening.

For those who were looking forward to continuing our interview with Ken McAlister of Texas Secure Title, never fear! We'll wrap that up in the next issue of HHA. It is, after all, an important subject.

This month, however, it's time to get outside, enjoy the cooler temps, and take care of the things around the house that will help you

Love Where You Live!

And, if you think it might be time to take a new step in your dwelling adventure - maybe selling and moving on to a different dream house - I'd love to help.

Give me a call, and let's talk!
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It might be tempting to think of autumn as the beginning of the end for gardening chores. As temperatures cool, plants go dormant and you might think it's okay just to slack off and let things go back to nature for the fall and winter months.

Not so.

Now is the time to clean your beds, plant cold-weather ornamentals like kale and cabbage, and cold-weather flowers like pansies, snapdragons, and pinks.

Stick your Dutch hyacinths and tulips in the fridge for planting in mid-December, but daffodils and grape hyacinths can go in the ground now.

And don't forget the mulch. Refreshing the mulch in your beds will help them retain moisture and hold in some heat in the colder days to come.
An excellent resource for fall gardening tasks is the great Neil Sperry.

If you're like me, you've been following his advice for many years. You can find his website here.

Attention to landscaping, even in the fall and winter, is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that it enhances property values.

Perhaps as fundamental, however, is that it's just more pleasant to occupy a well landscaped and maintained home. And I want you to

Love Where You Live!
And if You're Selling

If you are thinking of selling your home, however, fall gardening is indispensable. Staging a property for sale is essential, and staging is not confined to the home's interior.

Fall colors are different than those of spring. They're warmer, more comforting, more inviting, more evocative of snuggling on the sofa with a steaming cup of cocoa.

That's the feeling you want a prospective buyer to have when they walk up to your home's entry.
Add Some Fall Color

Southern Living magazine has a guide to fall flowers that you can find here. It’s a good place to go for some ideas about fall color.

So, take the time and put in the effort to tend to your home's fall gardening needs.

It will be worth it. I promise!
FALL BACK on November 1

The time, it is a-changin’!

A new month brings with it the end of Daylight Savings Time. Set your clock back an hour when you go to bed on Saturday the 31st.

It’s also a good time to check or replace batteries in smoke detectors and change your HVAC filters. 
Happy Halloween!

Finally, I hope that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Debra’s experience in home renovation, staging, styling, and design sets her apart from the crowd in the Fort Worth area real estate market.

  • Creativity to re-imagine existing spaces for broader appeal.
  • Vision to see opportunities where others see problems.
  • Insight to know what buyers are looking for.

Debra doesn't just listen - she empathizes.
She matches buyers to spaces.

Debra doesn’t just sell property - she maximizes potential.
She helps her clients find harmony in their lives.

You can - and should - love where you live!
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