Halloween at home doesn’t have to stink. Check out these helpful tips to make the most of the Quarantine Halloween. Bring the fright fest to your backyard with these 4 easy steps.
Southern California weather, although nice, can be tough on landscaping. Especially when the region is experiencing a drought. Lush grass is extremely difficult to maintain under water restriction mandates which can leave your outdoor space lack luster.
However, ditching your water hungry lawn doesn’t mean you can’t have an inspiring landscape. Whether your space is limited or vast, a yard that complements your lifestyle is within reach!
Here are some of the top drought tolerant landscaping ideas in Southern California. These 8 landscape ideas can help you conserve water without losing life in your garden.
1. Set up trick or treat stations along a spooky pathway
Give your children the trick-or-treat experience by setting up candy stations along a garden pathway. A paving stone pathway with outdoor lights can provide an old-timey feel that is sure to look great and make your kids feel like they’re in a fairytale. Paving stones can come in various shapes and sizes to seamlessly match your home. To add an extra spooky element, add some purple and orange lights to lead your goblins and ghouls the right way.
2. Roast s’mores by a campfire
There’s nothing better than roasting s’mores in the great outdoors. Gather your family around a fire pit to roast marshmallows and tell scary stories. Fire pits can be created custom or pre-fabricated, so they fit in whatever your circumstances and budget might be! For a custom fire pit, a gas line would be added as opposed to a prefabricated one which could run on propane tanks.
3. Camp outdoors
Catch the largest full moon of the year and sleep under the stars by setting up a backyard campout. To add to your comfort level, install some artificial turf to your outdoor space. Adding artificial turf is a great asset to any outdoor campout. Artificial turf provides a soft space to sleep and doesn’t damage or leave brown patches in your lawn from a tent or shelter. What’s more, artificial turf is family and pet friendly.
4. Create a Halloween feast in your own backyard
Create a Halloween inspired feast with an outdoor kitchen. Some Halloween recipes include: squid ink spaghetti and meatballs, roasted mummy dogs (hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry) and jack-o-lantern pizzas (personal pizzas decorated with Halloween ingredients). If you’re creative and have the right outdoor kitchen, the possibilities for a haunted feast are endless!