The cool, crisp air of fall is a welcomed relief after a hot, humid summer. It’s a great time to take stock of your yard and garden. Take a good look around your property. Chances are something didn’t make it through the summer, or some areas need improvement. The cooler temperatures of fall are the perfect time for tackling some important landscaping projects.
Keep reading for some landscaping ideas to try this fall for a beautiful yard now as well as next year.
Plant New Trees
Autumn is a great time to plant a tree or a few trees. The cooler weather allows trees to establish a root system before the summer heat. Be sure to follow the directions for planting your trees, as different trees have different planting requirements. Think about tree placement and ensure your tree will have room to grow to its full potential without getting too close to your house, roof, or power lines. Also, avoid planting a tree with a shallow root system near your driveway, as the roots will cause it to crack.
Prune Existing Trees
If you have many trees in your landscaping, fall is the best time to prune the trees back. Even though the trees may lose much of the foliage during the winter months, pruning them back in the fall will ensure they are healthy and ready to flourish come spring.
Update Your Front Entryway
If your concrete path to the front door has seen decades of harsh weather conditions, it may show severe wear and tear. It may be time for an upgrade, like a paver pathway. You may also want to create a unique path to your front door and add landscape lights to illuminate your new entry. Adding flower beds along the front path can also provide a more welcoming entrance.
Add A Focal Point With A Water Feature
A water feature in a front yard can provide an attractive focal point and add curb appeal. This can add visual interest and help balance a yard with an asymmetrical layout. Additionally, water features can add height to a planting space to give your garden more dimension.
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