So after a long and hot summer, the cool presence of fall is finally upon us and it’s now the perfect time to get out in the yard and make a few touchups to your landscape before the holidays arrive. Since the weather isn’t as blistery and the sun not as blazing, you can spend a little more time in the afternoon doing things like weeding, adding mulch and planting autumn varieties of foliage now before it gets too icy out to do so.
If you’re in Colorado and need some climate-specific suggestions of plant species that will be perfect for our location, then you’re in luck. We’ve got some great ideas for you, courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens, to help keep your landscape looking its absolute best right through the new year.
From Better Homes & Gardens:
Screen Views: Add depth and mystery to your landscape by using large shrubs and small trees to block views. Because you can’t to see the entire yard from one spot, you create the sense that your garden goes on and on. Here, a brilliant golden Japanese maple makes you want to check out what’s on the other side of it.
Repeat Plant Shapes: Build a theme in your landscape by repeating a particular plant shape. Here, an upright columnar white pine and blue spruce both echo the tall, narrow arborvitae in the background.
Add Great Groundcovers: Reduce weeds and create a carpet of color with ground-hugging plants that put on a fall show. For example, this cranberry cotoneaster offers dazzling red fruits with attractive purple-red fall color. Giving yourself a ceiling of fall leaves above and a blanket of color below will make your garden more interesting.
For more information on how Phase One Landscapes can help revamp your yard before the holidays, give us a call today!