By: Mitchell Knapp on August 28th, 2014
Depending on whether you are planting, pruning, renovating your lawn or adding irrigation, there are many reasons why autumn is a prime season for landscape projects. One of the main benefits of landscaping in the fall is increased moisture and cooler temperatures. This weather is beneficial as it helps new plants become established and provides a good growing environment for new or renovated lawns.
While autumn is a good time for landscape projects—whether installation, upgrade, or a complete overhaul—local homeowners are advised to seek the services of NJ landscape design experts like the ones from Scenic Landscaping LLC. A well thought-out plan means they can have an outdoor space that can thrive not just during the fall season but also throughout the year. Here is a brief look at the elements to prioritize:
Homeowners can choose from a wide variety of materials for their pathways like inlay bricks or concrete, and the fall season makes for good weather to lay them all out. Concrete may seem too plain an option for some people, but they can actually take advantage of stamped concrete. In this option, the material is manipulated to resemble brick, stone, tile, and even wood. As a result, concrete pathways now come in different colors, textures, and patterns.
Plants and flowers
While the field is wide open when it comes to choosing the plants and flowers for the landscape, homeowners should remember that careful selection is important. Perennials are the best choices for the fall season. Luckily, there are some good fall-blooming ones that are easily found in New Jersey, including Northern Sea Oats ornamental grasses and yarrows. Be sure to use pathway edging to keep mulch from these elements away from the walkways.
Lighting fixtures like lamps, posts, and lanterns can help ensure safety when walking in the garden during nighttime. However, a good lighting design can elevate landscape aesthetics too. Uplights can be used to highlight splendid flowers like lilies while down lights can be used to accentuate magnificent patterns of leaves or branches.
The fall season is a great time for homeowners to make their landscaping dreams a reality. However, the project involves careful planning and selection of important elements, from plants to lighting. Once these elements have been decided on, everything will come together for one great result.
(Source: Do’s And Don’ts Of Fall Landscaping, wscai.org)