I live on a corner lot with a decent sized front yard, so I do multiples. The main yard will be a goblin pumpkin patch with zombie farm stand, skeleton workers, and haunted hayride. One side of the path(flat) will be a graveyard, the other (shrub garden) will be a spider's lair; both with animatrnoics. My porch is evenly split by the steps. One side will be the monsters' wake with shaking coffin, the other a pirate ghost ship. I'm working on putting a reindeer motor on the wheel so it looks like a skeleton is steering the ship, and putting a fan behind the canvas sail to look like there's wind. I'm also working on building an animated brig for this side. I try to protect my better props by either putting them out on the day, but this year, I'm putting most of them under cover on my porch and farm stand. We'll see how that goes.
I would love to see pics of the ghost ship when completed. I have a few idea I'm playing with. Ocean projection lights for sure. Also, I found on Pinterest a way to make it look like you are under water and sharks are swimming above your head. I will share with you my Pinterest board. Haunted Shipwreck - SS Michando