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Adding Fall Interest to Your Landscape

October 11, 2021
Adding Fall Interest to Your Landscape

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With cooler temperatures, vibrant colored foliage, and wonderful scents in the air, Fall is an absolutely remarkable time to be outdoors. Whether planning a patio, deck, or poolscape, you'll want to include plants in the landscape that will enhance your outdoor living during the Fall season.

In this article, we provide a comprehensive list of trees, shrubs, and perennials that will help you create fall interest for the landscape of your outdoor living space.

Starting Tall with...

Trees

When thinking of fall foliage, most people immediately envision our native forests in stunning shades of red, yellow, and orange. Along with the many great natives found in forests, there are also numerous other garden trees that provide stunning fall foliage.

Pictured: Maple trees, both native and Japanese, provide stunning fall foliage color. Depending on the variety, maples provide fall foliage in shades of red, yellow, and orange.

Stepping Down to

Shrubs

Where trees mostly offer fall foliage interest, shrubs offer the potential for colorful foliage and flowers in the Fall. Be sure to pair these Fall-interest shrubs with evergreens to increase their impact.

Pictured: When it comes to shrubs, Burning Bush is an all-time favorite for adding fall interest. They are essentially the maple tree of fall shrubs.

Down to the Ground with...

Perennials

Though trees and shrubs typically grab all the attention in the Fall, there are many perennials that can add significant and subtle impact to your landscape.

Pictured: Asters are a native perennial that provide stunning Fall interest. They offer masses of flowers from late Summer into Fall, where their cool colors perfectly contrast the warm colors widely associated with the season.

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