As the days are starting to get shorter and the nights getting cooler, now is a great time to start thinking about what you want to do with your fall landscaping. It’s possible you’ve not out too much thought there before as many people feel that fall is just a time to prepare for winter and let the look of their landscaping go to the wayside until spring. With a little bit of TLC, you can transform your landscaping to create a striking contrast between spring and fall without breaking the bank or spending all of your time in the yard.
The easiest way to do this is to add some new seasonal plants to your landscape as the season change approaches. There a wide range of autumn-hardy plants in both flowering and ornamental varieties, so you should be able to find some options that you like, regardless of your preferences.
While many people think of flowering plants as affiliated with spring, but there are a number of flowering plants that flourish in the fall. These plants are available in a wide range of colors, or even perennial for you to enjoy year after year. Here are a few of the flowers that you may enjoy:
Autumn Crocus | Blue Mist Shrub | Shasta Daisy | Aster | Chrysanthemum
Many summer plants have varieties that bloom into early fall as well. There are many other options that will be available locally as these are just a few examples.
Flowers are always a welcome addition to the landscape, but there is something to be said for colorful and hardy ornamental plants as well. Many of these do well in the fall and even into the chills of winter, making them favorites when it comes to building out the landscaping that will survive the colder weather. While this is a far from exhaustive list, here are a few ornamental plants you might consider:
Chinese Lantern | Cotoneaster | Ornamental Kale | Purple Fountain Grass | Winterberry Holly
Many of these that work well as ornamental plants in the fall will produce beautiful flowers in the spring or early summer, making them great year-round staples in your landscaping. Some also produce fruit for local wildlife to enjoy as the temperatures drop and they start preparing for winter. In most cases, these can be planted directly into the soil or in pots for a more striking look. As with the flowering plants there are additional options that will grow and thrive in your individual area and climate zone.
In addition to changing out the flowers in your yard, the fall can be a great time to make other changes to your landscaping. Everything from adding garden paths, installing lighting and planting or removing trees can be great projects for fall. These things can all be done alongside floral and ornamental planting to get the most out of your autumn landscaping. By starting in late summer and early fall, you can be sure these projects are done before freezing temperatures or other problems arise.
If you think a larger landscaping project is a great idea along with fall planting and you are in need of a landscaper referral, please feel free to reach out. We want to be your real estate resource for everything you need.