Can you landscape your yard in the fall? The answer is yes. Here are some fall landscaping ideas to help you get started.

There are many fall landscaping ideas that will improve your curb appeal this Autumn. Let’s take a closer look at some fall landscaping ideas. Other than the fact that Winter follows too close behind, we love Fall! The chill in the air, pumpkins, mums, scarecrows, bonfires and fall flower gardens. Today it all comes together with some awesome Fall Flower Garden Inspiration and some cute and creative Fall Outdoor Decor Ideas.

ADD SPLASHES OF COLOR

Fall is a gorgeous season. The fall foliage is beautiful if you have plenty of trees in your yard. However, once the leaves start to fall, everything can start to look a bit drab.

Having colorful flowers planted around your home can keep your space cheerful. Some flowers to consider include:

  • Mums

  • Pansies

  • Aster

  • Violas

  • Black-eyed Susans

  • Consider Perennials

The Best Time and Tips to Buy Potted Mums 

First of all, let’s go shopping. Now this is the first rule of thumb in keeping potted mums looking great – don’t buy your mums too early. Regardless of whether you’re getting your mums for inside your home or outside, if you want their blooms to last the longest, get ones where the flowers haven’t opened yet. Unless of course, you have a party or something happening soon and you need the mums for your decor. Know the extended weather forecast for your area. Mums really like temps in the 60s and below. Make sure to give your mums enough water. Don’t just pour water over the top of them and let it drip down into the soil. That’s just asking for the plants to develop fungi. Instead, water close to the roots of the plant, saturating the soil, not the leaves or too much of the stems. Mums should be watered frequently when first potted, then given about 1 inch of water a week, once they’re more established. If their leaves start to wilt, they need to be watered more frequently. Indoor mums should not need plant food or extra fertilizer.

ADD MULCH TO PROTECT PLANTS

It’s important to protect the roots of your plants so that they come back next year. Mulch insulates the roots,  prevents weeds from growing, and deters insects. There are many benefits to adding mulch to your fall landscaping. If you’re going to use natural mulch, wait for a sale or consider having it trucked in. If you have a large area to cover, you’ll be much better off ordering by the truckload which is normally available for delivery from your local nursery. Another great option for mulch is Rubber Mulch.  Rubber mulch can be more expensive, however, it can last up to 10 years! In other words, it will pay for itself over time. Natural mulch usually needs to be replaced yearly because it breaks down over time. Rubber mulch can also be ordered in large quantities to help reduce the cost.

INCLUDE A SEATING AREA

Landscaping doesn’t just have to be enjoyed in passing. You can't have a fall garden for gathering if there's nowhere to, well, gather. Seating can be anything from an outdoor rug with a few chairs to a full-on furniture set and fire pit. The main goal is to define a space for relaxing and conversation and to encourage people to linger all evening. When you include a seating area, you can truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. Since the weather will be turning crisp, consider adding a firepit. Your family will love gathering around at the end of the day to drink hot cocoa or roast marshmallows for s’mores. We carry several different options and colors of Adirondack chairs that carry a Lifetime Warranty and available for pickup or delivery 

INCORPORATE LIGHTING

Last, but not least, incorporate lighting into your landscaping. The days are getting shorter, which means you can't rely on that golden-hour hue to light up your backyard oasis. Going with a set string lights for a quick-and-easy way to give your garden a glow. You can add lights to your walkway, hanging lanterns in your flower beds, strings of lights around your seating area, etc.

You can find all of these lighting suggestions in solar options. This way you don’t have to worry about the added cost of lighting up your space. Lighting options have come a long way from the 4 feet of string lights that were once available. We offer string light options from 25 feet to 48 feet so that your patio will have the perfect amount of lighting with out the added need of extension cords.

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