Simple Fall Landscaping Tips
Yards have four distinct seasons. Of these, fall is a time when yards wind down and prepare for winter, but it doesn’t mean yards can’t offer abundant bursts of beauty year-round. Fall features stunning shades of oranges, gold, yellows and reds. Autumn is also when leaves turn brilliant tings of gold, crimson and orange. Additionally, gardens are abundant with vegetables and fruit trees are heavily bearing loads of apples, peaches, pears and plums. There are several ways homeowners can prepare for fall’s beautiful season. Tips include:
- Trees – When planting trees, homeowners should consider what they would look like in the fall and winter. The following trees turn stunning shades of gold in the fall: ash, birch, beech, ginko, butternut, honey locust, hickory, sugar maple, linden, pecan, tulip trees, poplar and walnut. Red shades include hawthorne, dogwood, red maple, sophora, scarlet oak, sweet gum and sourwood. Orange shades include Ohio buckthorn, yellowwood and paperback maple. Consider adding shrubs that offer colorful berries, which include hawthorn, dogwood, holly, Russian olive, flowering crab, golden rain tree, sourwood and mountain ash.
- Perennial Flowers – Perennial flowers return annually. Flowers that look stunning in the autumn months include turtlehead, aster, Joe Pye weed, chrysanthemum, helenium, sedum and helianthus. Utah Landscaping Supplies’ specialists offer expertise in helping homeowners select plants that thrive in their specific growing areas and climates.
- Color Boost – Bursts of autumn asters, chrysanthemums and pansies look especially good in container gardens.
- Vegetation – Homeowners should never underestimate the dual purpose of vegetables. Many vegetables offer a stunning array of autumn colors, including kales and cabbages.
- Landscape – Adding touches of fall gourds and pumpkins not only gives gardens an instant color-boost, but they also look attractive as entryway décor. Corn stalks can be harvested for a more playful touch, looking especially charming near mailboxes and front doors.
- Spring Bulbs – Fall is when avid gardeners begin to order their springtime bulbs. Many bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, spring crocuses, etc., require October planting schedules. A great way to incorporate multi-season blooms is to plant bulbs in the same hole as chrysanthemums. In the spring, when chrysanthemums are dormant the bulbs will bloom and in the fall when bulbs are dormant, chrysanthemums will take their place.
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