Add Seasonal Color to Your Landscape

As summer turns to fall, bright hues of red, orange and yellow herald the arrival of the season. If you’re looking to keep your landscape on theme this year, there are a few easy ways to add seasonal color to your landscape.

Planting annuals that bloom in the fall is a great way to get started with bringing fall colors to life in your landscape. Calendulas, also known as pot marigolds, are a particular favorite, especially in orange, yellow and apricot that will bloom quickly, in under two months from the time of planting. Ornamental kale and cabbages come in a range of colors like pink, purple and red, and thrive in cold temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

For additional color and texture, there are a variety of plants with showy displays of color perfect for fall time. Burning bush, for example, turns a shocking shade of red that remains until winter. Cranberry shrubs add both color and fruit to dull foliage, and make useful ornamentals for the fall season.

When it comes to trees, Japanese maples can be grown in Texas with great success if given enough shade and water. Their leaves turn a range of yellow to orange or red, giving you a personal fall foliage display in your own garden.

For help turning your landscape into a festival of fall, turn to the experts at Prewett, Read & Associates. Contact us to get started today.