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Landscaping Your Home for the Season

Fall Landscaping Tips, Plants and Ideas from Your Local Professionals

The cool fall weather does not mean you are out of ideas when it comes to your landscaping. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can make your home’s exterior look beautiful in the fall with the right combination of maintenance and fall-friendly plants.

Ideas for Adding to Your Landscape Just in Time for the Fall Season

While the temperatures certainly dive in the fall, you still have landscaping options before its time to start winterizing your yard. Pennsylvania fall weather is still favorable to certain types of plants, including flowers.

By knowing which annuals to plant this time of year, you can add a splash of color that complements the leaves changing on your shrubs and trees throughout your property.

Here are a few ideas for making your landscape fall-ready:

  • Plant Annual Fall Flowers: Certain flowers are ideal for the fall season, including Chrysanthemums, pansies, flowering kale, and even purple fountain grass. All of these add splashes of color, pops of greenery, and handle the cooler temperatures quite well.
  • Focus on Texture and Color: It is all about balance when you are adding to your landscaping in the fall. While you plant annual flowers to add in color, remember you will already have color from your leaves on trees and shrubs too. Add evergreens to the border of your hardscape for balance but leave small planters on your porch and along the walkway for your annual fall flowers you plant only during the season. 
  • Keep Up with Raking: While the appearance of fall leaves falling onto the ground and blanketing the green with speckles of orange, burnt red and brown is breathtaking, those leaves are not ideal for your lawn’s health. Make sure to rake them up regularly to prevent any premature rot. Also, keep them off your sidewalks as much as possible – all it takes is a little bit of water to create a slip and fall hazard from those piles of leaves on your concrete surfaces.
  • Use Hanging Planters: If you do not want to plant anything in the ground during the fall season, use planters on your walkway or even under the windows to add splashes of color to your home’s exterior. Just make sure you consider your home’s paint color, the box and then use flowers that have colors to complement.
  • Fertilize for the Season: Remember that fall is one of your prime fertilizing seasons. You are supplying your grass with nutrients that it needs to go dormant, but also to thrive come spring. So, do not think because you are not watering your lawn, you will not need that final treatment.

Have Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service Prepare Your Lawn for Fall

Whether you want to plant fall-friendly flowers, trim your trees back for winter, or you need help with fertilizing before the season ends, the team at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service offer all you need to keep your lawn looking great year-round – even in the fall.

Contact our team today to schedule your landscape design or for a fertilization appointment. Call us at (215) 822-3886 or contact us online. 

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