Just because summer is drawing to a close doesn’t mean that your landscape should be ignored. In fact, autumn is a great time to plan a new seasonal display and landscape design that will help you make the most of the changing season. When it comes to fall landscaping in Bergen County, NJ, no one has more experience or ideas than Borst Landscape & Design.
Combining Flowers and Accents
Autumn is the perfect time to include accents such as bales of hay, gourds, pumpkins, Indian corn and corn stalks. Consider carving out a few sections of ground along your walkway or driveway, and placing a bale of hay and some corn stalks in the center of each. Surround these with colorful mums, and you have immediately created a focal point for your home that is both cozy and inviting.
Think of hanging a straw wreath intertwined with colorful fall leaves on your front door, and then placing two or three ears of Indian corn on the columns of your porch. Sit some containers full of black-eyed Susan or chrysanthemums on your porch rail, and you have instant curb appeal. You could even place some small pumpkins or gourds on your windowsill and entangle them with some ivy and ferns to provide visual interest.
Your fall landscape design could also include planting certain trees that tend to come alive with color whenever the temperatures in northern NJ begin to drop. Think about planting some sugar maple, Japanese maple or smoke tree specimens along the perimeter of your property, as these tend to have loads of brilliant leaves in fall. Place some containers full of goldenrod, Russian sage or aster around your patio to help the different areas of your garden flow well together.
Accenting your Water Features
Just because it’s a little cooler outside doesn’t mean you can’t still highlight your garden’s water features. Some ideas for fall landscape design around your garden pond could include:
- Making a seating bench out of bales of hay, and then surrounding them with containers full of mums or aster
- Letting containers full of plentifall pansies trail down a waterfall
- Planting Russian sage or blue mist shrubs around the perimeter
- Creating a display with corn stalks, straw brooms and pumpkins to draw attention to the pond
- Placing a wagon full of sedum or perennial sunflowers near the pond and then adding a scarecrow
- Building an outdoor fire pit close to the pond and then surrounding it with mums and ornamental grasses
When it comes to fall seasonal displays, nearly any combination of plants can be acceptable. The key is to accent the natural beauty of your northern New Jersey garden without trying to compete with it.
Here at Borst Landscape & Design, we have been creating fall landscaping designs in Bergen County since 1989, and would welcome the opportunity to plan one for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.