The colors of autumn create a fantastic natural backdrop. Still, there are so many exciting landscaping options to incorporate to get a garden fall-ready! Combining landscape supplies like fences, tiles, lights, natural stones, texture, and movement in a landscape can make a huge difference and make the surrounding more intriguing. Here are some ideas to try!
Light Up the Fall Colours
Let there be light
Simply trimming plants and reducing weeds is not enough to make a garden look interesting. What’s needed is some dazzling or dim lights suiting the theme.
There are endless landscape lighting options, starting from spotlights, flood lights, step lights, in-ground lights, garden lights, string lights, up and down lights, and so much more. The perfect landscape lighting can add drama and make a landscape design a showstopper.
Add a dramatic effect with lights
An excellent outdoor lighting plan makes a garden, yard, deck, and special features of a landscape most noticeable at night.
Done wisely, the right kind of landscape lighting can make a small garden look sizable. The idea is to make it beautiful, comforting, and attention-grabbing with the right landscape lighting supplies.
String lighting is a fantastic way to add a soft, dreamy, fairytale illuminating effect to the poolside, deck, or sitting areas. The gently glowing, low-voltage soothing lighting can be used to evoke a desirable and intimate ambiance.
Illuminate the greenery
Cast some light in the garden greens to create a soft and welcoming touch. Less is more may be the mantra when adding lights to the foliage.
Ambient lighting creates a soothing effect and gives an upscale touch to the landscape.
Moonlighting works wonders for large trees with high open branches. Accent lighting combining different beam spreads and shadowing looks good on smaller trees and shrubs.
Light up architectural structures
Illuminate the dark driveway, and install spotlights to highlight statues, water features, pathways, patios, and walls to create fantastic effects.
Remember, all lights don’t create a similar effect. Certain lights strategically placed will illuminate the area better and help focus on what’s important.
Let the festive décor shine
Don’t forget to highlight the festive fall decoration.
Use deck railing lights to highlight the deck décor. Bright lights near the pool decoration can serve a dual purpose of safety and beauty. Keeping the choice open with bright landscape lighting and a soft glow on the deck gives the users greater options.
Dimmer lights can be used to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere under the night sky. The brighter lights can be helpful when swimming or entertaining guests with a barbeque.
Create texture and movement
Just like colors, adding texture and movement to the landscape can elevate the style quotient of any outdoor space. Strategically placed large garden boulders, plants, pavement, stone walls, and similar elements can add a playful look to the setup.
Some practical natural stone options for retaining walls, garden edges, and borders are –
Brown Armour Stone, with its warm tones, makes superb accent pieces. The natural quarry stone is excellent for constructing large retaining walls and raised garden beds. Hardy and resistant to erosion and damage, the natural stone lasts a lifetime.
Orillia Armour Stone has a beautiful earthy light grey tone. Like brown armor stone, these natural stones can be used for building retaining walls or eye-catching accent pieces to elevate the beauty of any outdoor space.
Mulch, mulch, and more mulch
Fall mulch is essential for maintaining a healthy garden during the colder season, providing an extra layer to protect plants. The process of fall mulching is similar to using mulch during spring.
Along with protecting the roots, mulching also retains moisture in the soil, prevents erosion, and suppresses the growth of weeds. Mulches also add to the garden aesthetics and an attractive look to landscapes with their texture and color.
Add warmth or water feature
Water features in the outdoor space add style and make the area more enjoyable. A waterfall, rain fountain, bird bath, koi pond, or small pool can refresh the appearance of any landscape.
During severe winters, the water features can be protected in various ways. Covering, lining, draining out water, and using de-icing products are some ways to keep the water features and surroundings safe through the cold months.
A fire pit in the backyard or deck can add warmth and excitement to the outdoor space in winter.
Add a pathway or stepping stones
A stone pathway is always a good idea, whether spring or fall.
Natural stone pathways look magical and add a country feel to the yard. Stone pathways keep the grass and blooms from getting trampled by foot traffic. Some excellent natural stone options are –
Wiarton Random Flagstone (1″-1 1/2″): Whether it’s a walkway, garden path, or any other creative landscape design, these random slabs offer earthy color and incredible texture to any landscaping plan.
Jumbo Flagstone (3″-4″): Appropriate as stepping stones, these natural stone slabs can be used for building waterfall features, edges, patios, and pathways. These will add earthy elegance to any landscape.
Granite Slabs: Being durable and versatile, granite is a favorite for building various landscaping features. Walkway, garden fence, fire pit, countertop, and granite is widely used for their beauty, choice of colors, and low maintenance features.
Flagstone is widely used in landscaping projects. These stones’ texture, colors, and durability make them great for walkways, patios, fire pits, and garden seating arrangements.
Limestone: Limestone, the sedimentary rock, is popular for creating landscaping features like walls, pathways, garden beds, and more. This natural stone is durable with a soft texture.
Guillotined Drywall: These shapely stones can be used for building retaining walls, stone steps, and other decorative outdoor features.
Whether a woodland garden or a sloping lawn, natural stone steps can add functionality and beauty and make a subtle statement in any landscaping plan.
Don’t forget the basics
Striking a balance is vital when it comes to outdoor fall décor. Too many things can steal away the beauty nature offers in this season. Spread out the décor to different corners but keep it in moderation.
Store the summer planters, tools, and decorations safely to use them in the future.
To prolong the beauty and integrity of paving stones in your landscape design, seal them with a protective sealing agent like the Seal King paving stone sealer. This will prevent oil, dirt, and salts from spoiling the natural beauty of the stones and make them long-lasting.
When it’s the season for the crops and harvest and unique autumn colors, get the landscape ready to match the sentiments of fall. Creating a pretty yet practical landscape is a breeze when the right landscape supplies are used to upgrade the outdoor space. Contact FSI Landscape Supply today for all your fall landscaping supply needs.