Believe it or not the seasons will soon be changing! But before the leaves begin to fall you can start taking steps to transition your outdoor spaces and gardens so they are ready for everybody’s favorite season.
Nothing gets us in the autumn spirit like some classic fall decor. While your summer blooms start to wither away get started on your fall container gardens. What makes a good fall container garden? It’s all about rich, deep colors and lush greens. Fall container gardens are a lot less about colorful flowers and more about hearty plants that can sustain a good cold spell. But if you want some blooms try pansies! Surprisingly the delicate flowers are very good at tolerating colder weather as long as they are planted while there is still some warmth in the soil.
Other ways to transition your container garden include using ornamental grass to get that rustic look, as well as dark foliage plants and added touches like pumpkins or gourds.
As the autumn creeps in the daylight will soon become sparse. What better time to add a new lantern or lantern post to your home to light up your walk or entry? Not only will this addition make walking safer in the evening but it provides you yet another opportunity for autumn decorating. We offer lanterns and outdoor lighting in styles from classic to contemporary in both side-mount and freestanding.
Making Spaces Cozy
Your favorite outdoor spaces don’t need to be abandoned once the temperature dips below 70 degrees. All you need to do is add a few new cozy touches to enjoy until the first snow.
Pergolas are great spaces to use well into fall. Switch out summery patio furniture for couches or plush cushions and load up on pillows. Grab some string lights and run them around the pillars and through the top beams to add some soft light for nighttime enjoyment. Add a throw rug and place a few strategic mums and pumpkins and voila – instant fall sanctuary. Just be sure to keep an eye on the weather so you don’t have to deal with soggy pillows!