BEAUTIFUL FALL LANDSCAPING FOR THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY AND THE TRISTATE AREA
Our Northeast corridor location of the Brandywine Valley area offers beautiful scenery year round. At DiSabatino Landscaping, we feel that the most amazing time for viewing the brilliant foliage colors our area has to offer is in the autumn months.
Many experienced landscapers throughout our area have helped to make fall months come alive by expertly placing color-pleasing plantings to enhance properties. Planting trees that bring vivid reds, yellow and orange hues to landscaping is a great place to start beautifying your fall landscape.
If you want to take your fall landscaping to the next level. Consider adding some of the following plants that add color with their foliage and flowers that hold up to the cooler temperatures heading our way.
10 Ways to Bring Color to Your Fall Landscaping:
1) Chrysanthemums are a very popular fall flower that comes in a rainbow of colors and are perennials if planted well before the ground freezes to allow their root system to establish.
2) Pansy and viola add ground level color to your landscaping. They are annuals that can handle a couple of light frostings and have been known to reseed for early spring flowerings.
3) Helenium comes in deep fall colors of orange, red and yellow. These ‘cornflower’ look-alikes bloom late summer to fall. They attract butterflies and add height to your flower beds.
4) Coral Bells or heuchera is a colorful perennial that comes it a variety of shades from lime green to dark red and tolerates brisk fall weather.
5) American Beautyberry has a lot to offer spring, summer and fall. It attracts pollinators with its showy pink flowers in the warmer months and offers cluster of glossy purple berries that will attract wildlife to your garden.
6) Burning Bush, known for its fiery red color in the fall months, makes for an excellent border shrub. The plant gets tiny flowers in the early summer that turn to berries for wildlife. They are easy to care for which makes them an excellent low maintenance choice.
7) Crape Myrtle is a showy late summer flowering tree or shrub that fades in lovely muted colors in the fall. They crave full sun and require moderate watering.
8) Holly evergreen shrubs offer glossy vibrant foliage year round, but they come alive in the fall with their abundant offering of red berries that feed wildlife throughout the winter months. They are very drought tolerant and grow well in full sun or partial shade.
9) Fire Power Nandina is an evergreen shrub that keeps its leafy foliage year round. This shrub turns a fiery red in the fall and offers a colorful backdrop to any landscaping. Easy to grow in full sun or full shade, which makes it great choice for any location.
10) Snapdragons add a vertical interest, come in a large range of colors and bloom in a fall landscape up to the first hard freeze.
Finally, with an abundance of local farms, many landscapers take their fall landscaping efforts to the next level by adding fall crops, such as pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and dried corn to ornament their yards.
DiSabatino Landscapers have the expertise to help you create landscaping for your home that adds beauty to your home year round. Get in touch if you need help!
If you are considering creating a fall landscape in your yard, talk with one of our landscaped design specialist at DiSabatino Landscaping. We can quickly and expertly install fall plantings that will enhance your life for years to come.
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