Autumn is the time to add vibrant colors, textures and seasonal accents to your yard, patio and deck. The following are low maintenance planting ideas that can have a big impact on your design:
Expert Tips for Fall Planting
Once the weather starts to cool down, homeowners are able to enjoy the outdoors throughout the day, not just during the evenings. This makes it the perfect time to plant some new, colorful plants for fall.
Choosing Your Plants
From succulents to pumpkins, there are dozens of ways to bring the colors of autumn to your home. Bright grass, colorful leaves and eye-catching are a great way to create theme spots around the yard, deck and patio. Ideal color combos include:
- Light blues with deep purples.
- Bronze, burgundy and plum, along with orange and red.
- Varying shades of green, from bright chartreuse to olive.
Keep in mind whatever plants you choose should be hearty enough to withstand the fluctuating temperatures of fall and winter. In addition to the reliable aster, goldenrod and mums, good choices include:
- Russian sage
- Witch hazel
- Oak leaf hydrangea
- Blue fescue
- Winter jasmine
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