How to Add Color to Your Fall Landscape

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Many people completely skip the autumn planting season. They leave their homes and businesses looking drab during one of the most beautiful times of the year.  As you plan your autumn landscape design, here are a few ways you can add some color to your landscaping. 


The crisp weather and increased rainfall of autumn months are the perfect time to refresh your mulch beds. Choose a bright, bold color when you add new mulch into your favorite gardens to create extra color. Or, you can go with a darker brown or even black to make your evergreens and shrubs pop. 

Create a Carpet of Ground Cover

Perennials like Creeping Phlox, Creeping Thyme, and Goldenrod are excellent ground cover choices for creating lush, vivid colors in your landscape. Wether its at home or part of your grounds maintenance at your office, these vibrant plants will bring your designs alive. You can even place them over retaining walls, in between stepping stones, or within garden beds. Here are a few more groundcover plants to choose from:

  • Meadow Sage
  • Virginia Sweetspire
  • Cora Bells
  • Juniper
  • Catmint
  • White Heath Aster
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Include Colorful Shrubs and Ornamental Grasses

A beautiful landscape needs to have a variety of colors and textures. Shrubs and ornamental grasses that will bring your landscape to lisses provide both. They can also help slow erosion in your gardens. Here are a few options for shrubs and fe. 

  • Viburnum
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Beautyberry
  • Winterberry
  • Foxtail Grass
  • Purple Fountain Grass
  • Big Bluestem
  • Feather Reed

Create a Mixture of Perennials and Annuals

Create color zones with a mix of both perennials and annuals for year-round interest, or mix them up together. Either way, be sure to vary your bloomers and dormant flowers to continue color throughout fall and winter. Some options to consider are:

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  • Russian Sage
  • Mums
  • Dianthus
  • Snapdragons
  • Asters
  • Marigolds
  • Black-eyed Susans

Invest in Trees

Trees are a great option to add to your landscape almost any time. The warm soil and lower temperatures of autumn are one of the best times to add trees to your landscape. If you’re looking for trees that will brighten up your landscape, the options are almost endless. You can go with traditional evergreens or choose trees with gorgeous, color-changing leaves. Here are some of our favorites. 

  • Washington Hawthorn
  • Dogwood
  • Japanese Maple
  • Paperbark Maple
  • Chinese Red Birch
  • Cypress
  • Spruce 

Looking for more ideas for your autumn landscape design? Ask the experts at Landwork Contractors. We’re here to help you create the perfect design for your landscaping all year long. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online today. We can’t wait to help you make your design dreams come true.

How to Add Color to Your Fall Landscape was last modified: October 10th, 2020 by Landwork Contractors