Give your yard a little love this fall with some festive and simple landscaping ideas. Prepare your yard and garden for the cooler weather ahead with some planting tips, while still maintaining an intriguing and eye-catching space.
Five festive fall projects that will get the family outside are:
1.Go with a lot of mums. Mums are the perfect transition for a colorful garden from summer to fall, and they thrive in cooler, autumnal temperatures. They come in a wide-range of colors, from bright, sunny yellow to rich, dark brown. Be careful not to water too much as the cooler temps can cause roots to rot in plants and seedlings.
Some other cold-weather flowers that will bring fall color to your yard are:
- Ornamental kale.
- English daisies.
2.Create whimsy with yard art. You may want to use the season to set-up a whimsical, holiday-themed display. Use spaces that are not feasible during colder weather for scarecrows, hay-bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, and gourds. Create a fall landscaping that won't require watering or weeding!
3.Set up a fall conversation space. If you do spend time outside during autumn and fall, make the most of your conversation space with some simple fall refurbishments. Consider adding a retaining wall to segregate the space from the rest of your yard. Make sure that you and your guests are warm with upholstered cushions and pillows, and use a big basket or log-holder to contain rolled-up throws and lap-shawls for brisk nights. Create a focal point with a fire-pit, surrounded by concrete pavers, bricks or tiles.
4.Plant your spring bulbs. Fall is the right time to go ahead and plant your spring bulbs. Plan on doing this before the ground becomes frozen and difficult to till. Some great bulbs for spring gardens are:
- Dutch Irises.
5.Mulch, mulch, mulch. If you want to keep your trees, shrubs, and beds warm and protected this winter, mulch them in the fall. Mulch is just chipped-bark, and it comes in a wide range of textures and colors. Use a thick coat of red or cedar mulch to protect, insulate, and keep weeds from growing.
Everyone pays attention to their landscaping in the spring and summer, but what about for fall? Use these tips to give your yard and garden a festive look for autumn and fall, while also setting up a display that is suited to the cooler weather. Talk with landscaping professionals, such as Rock Solid Services LLC, about planting and servicing your property, as well as contractors for masonry to get ready for the season ahead!