There are very few of you out there who would argue against the conclusion that fall is the most beautiful season of the year. As summer winds down, the weather turns cooler, and the days grow shorter, and we find ourselves digging through the closet for sweaters we happily put away last spring. In time, winter will come knocking at the door, bringing snow and freezing cold temperatures. But that is still a ways off, so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the perfect fall weather. And what better way to enjoy a tepid fall evening than sitting in your backyard enjoying your well-landscaped outdoor space. What? Your yard isn’t professionally landscaped and rather dull? Well, a call to your creative landscaping company can fix that.
Why would you even think about landscaping in the fall? Well, fall is a cozy time of year, and a nicely landscaped yard will undoubtedly enhance your overall experience. For example, a fire feature is a beautiful addition to your outdoor space that will be used and loved by all family members, especially in the cooler months of autumn. In addition, a pergola will keep the sun at bay during the day and offer protection from rain and the eyes of nosey neighbors after the sun goes down. The bottom line is that there are some really great landscaping additions you can make that will have you wanting to spend even more time outdoors this fall.
Add Some Color
Fall is a colorful time of year as the leaves are turning from green to deep reds, vivid golds, and dark oranges. Sadly though, this will not last, and soon those beautiful colors drop, and we are left with drab and dreary naked trees with no color. By having colorful flowers planted in your yard, you can keep your outdoor space bright and cheery.
If you don’t want to have your landscaping contractor planting flowers each year, consider having them plant perennials that will come back again and again for years to come. This might come as somewhat of a surprise, but there are several flower species that bloom and thrive in the Colorado fall. And these flowers will take center stage and become the focal point of your outdoor space when the colorful leaves have fallen.
Celosia– Celosia is an excellent choice for a fall flower because it is easy to care for and durable, you will enjoy the traditional red, orange, and yellow colors this will bring to your garden.
Aster– This popular perennial will bloom shades of white, pink, purple, and blue, making it a good choice for an end-of-the-season flower.
Viola– Violas are closely related to pansies, and they offer blooms in about every color you can imagine.
Dianthus– Yet another ideal fall choice with a beautiful bloom backed up with a sweet fragrance, they can be found in a range of colors.
Flowering Kale– This plant is very tough ad will easily handle a cold fall. In addition to beautiful colors, this lovely plant also offers a unique texture that makes it stand out for sure.
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Pergolas are All the Rage
Your yard should be the place where you and your family go to escape the stresses of the day. Your outdoor space should also be a place where you entertain guests. As such, you want your outdoor space to be visually appealing, private, and with some protection from the elements. There is a solution that will achieve all of this; the installation of a pergola.
To some, a pergola simply looks like an unfinished structure, with its roof and vertical beams and no roof or walls. But there are several styles, and they do offer many benefits for those who enjoy spending tie outdoors in the fall.
A pergola will add definition to your outdoor space, and it can be the focal point that people see when they step outside your home. And if you don’t want to be the focal point of your neighbors, a pergola gives you the added privacy you desire. It will also protect you and your guests from the damaging rays of the sun, and it will block out the cool evening breezes that make spending time outdoors uncomfortable.
A pergola can also be decorated to fit any occasion. Just imagine holding an outdoor party for a family member and decorating your pergola with balloons and crepe paper. You can also decorate it for the fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Light My Fire
There are several reasons why you would choose to have a fire feature installed in your backyard any time of the year. But if you are planning on having one installed at some point, you may as well get it done in the fall, and not just because it is a great way to keep family and guests warm in the cooler months.
While outdoor lighting will add an element of ambiance to your backyard, nothing beats the relaxing atmosphere created by a fire. As a species, we have been gathering around fires for thousands of years, perhaps because they reduce stress and quell anxiety. At any rate, a fire feature will be an addition that your family and friends will fully appreciate.
Even if you have no desire to cook meals over your fire feature, you can at least let the kids roast marshmallows. There is just something that roasting marshmallows over an open flame that is particularly fun. And you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the tasty gooeyness of hot, roasted marshmallows.
The Time is Now
You don’t have to go crazy when you decide to have some fall landscaping done; just a couple of additions will suffice. In fact, adding a feature here and there when you feel inspired is a good way to slowly build your outdoor space into an oasis. So start right now by giving us a call, and let’s talk about what we can do for you.