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Simple Fall Landscaping Ideas for Your Home

While people traditionally think of spring as the time to reinvent their yard and garden, autumn presents unique opportunities for making your landscaping pop. Fall is the time of brilliant colors and textures that you can take advantage of, and we have the inside scoop on how you can do this. Look over these tips for designing your landscape for the fall season.

Plant Fall Trees, Shrubs, and Blooms

Everyone loves a good chrysanthemum, and you can never go wrong with planting these flowers in your garden or yard. But there are a few other fall plants that shouldn’t be ignored. This season, consider planting one of these plants:

  • Oak Leaf Hydrangea: This plant grows to a shrub size and has leaves that turn a fiery orange in the fall. It can make your fall decorating a cinch!
  • Pansies: These flowers have colorful faces that make them suitable for both spring and fall. They can also withstand a bit of frost, so they’re a must for anyone’s fall garden.
  • Sumac: This flowering plant features reddish fruits that are a lovely shade for fall.

Get Into the Spirit With Decorations

When people think of fall, they often think of Halloween. This, of course, is one direction to take when decorating your yard for the season, but you can also take a more traditional route and decorate with pumpkins, gourds, apples, or mums so you don’t have to switch out decorations when Halloween passes and Thanksgiving approaches. You can also decorate with white and gold decorations for a sophisticated look.

If you have a garden bed with flowers that are no longer blooming, you can add pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, or scarecrows to the flower bed, so you don’t have to worry about planting new flowers. This will put your bed to good use in the off-season.

Plant Outside the (Garden) Box

If you’re not a gardener, you can still have fun planting flowers or trees around your yard. Plant fall flowers around your mailbox or decorate it with autumn leaves and decorations. If you’re limited on yard space, you can place fall planters on your porch or walkway. Think about using rustic items like buckets or wooden planters to hold the fall flowers.

Let Your Patio Be the Star of Autumn

Not everyone is a fan of ghosts or pumpkins, but they still love fall. If this is you, you can still have an eye-popping fall landscape design with a simple cobblestone patio that lets the fall foliage shine.

Fall is the perfect time to have a new patio installed by backyard hardscape contractors, especially if plants surround it. Once it’s installed, you’ll have a place to gather with your friends to breathe in the crisp air and marvel over the nature-kissed view every autumn. A clean and polished yard can do wonders in preparing your home for fall.

Fall in Love with Your Landscaping

If you have a vision for your backyard and front yard landscaping but aren’t sure how to make it a reality, reach out to Anthony Landscapes. We’ll have your landscaping in Bucks County, PA looking brilliant for fall. Contact us today, and we’ll help create your autumn oasis.