Many homeowners focus their landscaping efforts on spring and summer, spending hours mowing the lawn, tending to the garden, and planting flowers. You don’t have to abandon the lawn when seasons change. Boost your curb appeal and keep the outside of your home colorful and attractive with these tips to update your landscaping for fall.

Plant Flowers to Update Your Landscaping for Fall

There are many varieties of hardy annuals that will bloom into fall. Mums are the most common at home improvement stores and garden centers. You can find mums in yellow, orange, red, and purple. Other great annuals for cooler weather include pansies, black-eyed Susans, asters, and dianthus.

Tidy Up the Yard

As summer comes to a close, many people spend more and more time indoors. Keep your yard looking neat and well-kept by tending to the garden and flower beds. Pull any weeds that have been overlooked out of flower beds and from beneath the shrubbery.

In the garden, clear out plants that have finished producing. Old, dying greenery and vegetables can promote fungus growth. Fall is a great time to mix in soil amendments to prepare the garden for spring. A clean, tidy, ready-to-plant bed is more attractive than an overgrown, decaying garden.

Update Your Landscaping by Using Fall Color

Take advantage of the colors of fall to improve your landscaping. Pumpkins and gourds are long-lasting ways to add color to the yard.  Plant mums around your mailbox post and add a pumpkin for a burst of orange. Use colorful gourds to decorate the front steps or use a row of small gourds as seasonal decor to line the walkway.

The fall season is distinct because of the striking colors of leaves changing before they drop to the ground. To enjoy that color on your property, plant a tree that will beautify your lawn in fall.

Some of the most common trees that are selected for their leaves are Japanese maple, ginkgo, aspen, red oak, and sassafras. Add one or more trees to your landscaping to provide a pop of color when the weather begins to cool.

Use Paving Stones

Installing new paving stones is an easy way to boost your landscaping for fall. For contrast, add fresh mulch to your flower beds and install white or grey pavers around the planting area. Use single bricks to line a paved walkway or purchase larger paving stones to create a path to the deck.

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