It never ceases to amaze us how fast time flies in summer. For professional landscapers, summer is a bustling time with lawn care and landscaping projects galore. While fall can be a quieter season, it’s also ideal for launching landscaping projects. There are tons of plantings and other elements we can start in the fall. Fall is also perfect for starting a conversation with a professional landscaping company about a longer-term project. Our team is ready to sit down and help you plan.
What Should I Plant in the Fall?
It’s no secret that fall is a favorite season for many landscaping pros. The seasonable temperatures make working a pleasure. And there are plenty of gorgeous elements we can get in the ground. Fall is perfect for:
Trees and shrubs, both evergreen and deciduous, are a perfect cool-weather addition. There are many lovely and unique varieties in a range of sizes. We often recommend shrubs with bright berries to add a splash of color. Japanese maples are another autumnal favorite–hardy and vibrant. Your landscaper can help you choose the perfect trees and shrubs for fall planting.
Container plants are an excellent way to add a splash of color to your fall landscapes. Cold-hardy varieties like pansies, succulents, mums, and asters brighten the landscape in an easy-to-maintain format.
Ornamental cabbages and greens are lovely, cold hardy decorative plants that add to almost any landscape.
Groundcovers, including evergreens like creeping phlox and creeping juniper, add color and vibrance to your fall landscape.
Ornamental grasses are beautiful and hardy and often last well into the winter. There’s nothing quite as lovely as an ethereal grass covered in frost on a sunny fall morning.
What Are the Benefits of Fall Mulching?
Fall is an excellent time to apply a protective layer of mulch. It helps your soil retain moisture, prevents erosion, and prevents weeds from popping up when spring rolls around. It also keeps the ground warmer to help earthworms and beneficial microbes in the soil. Fall mulching has tremendous benefits for soil health. A professional landscaping team knows precisely how and where to apply just the right amount and type of mulch for maximum benefit.
How Can I Enhance My Autumn Landscape with Hardscaping?
As temperatures fall, our dreams often turn to cozy and inviting hardscaping elements. Fall is a perfect time to plan and execute a fabulous hardscaping project. Our professional team includes not only the best “plant people” around but also hardscaping experts who make outdoor living dreams come true. Autumn favorites include:
- Covered patios
- Outdoor cooking areas
Fall Is A Great Time for Planning
In addition to adding landscape and hardscape elements while pleasant fall temperatures linger, fall is an excellent time to make long-term plans. As professional landscapers move out of the action-packed summer months, they have time to sit down with clients and delve into the planning process. Fall is an excellent time to think about your vision for your property and get the conversation rolling with experts who can help you execute that plan. At Epling Landscaping and Lawn Service, fall is our favorite time to schedule client meetings and get the planning process rolling. We look forward to helping make your dreams a reality.