With the Autumn upon us, the verdant greens of the summer landscape are transitioning into fiery reds, rich shades of orange, and deep harvest golds. Prepare your commercial property to complement the changing season by including fall color in your landscape management plan.[ez-toc]
Flowers Are The Perfect Accompaniment To Colorful Fall Foliage
Whether you’re managing an apartment community, trying to attract customers to your retail property or hotel, or you’re charged with keeping occupancy rates high in an office complex, maintaining a colorful commercial landscape can help you achieve your goals season after season. Flowers are the perfect accompaniment to the fall foliage and can be an effective way to enhance your grounds.
Incorporate Ornamental Plants To Add Variety And Texture
An invaluable way to add texture and variety to your fall landscape is by incorporating ornamental plants into your flower beds and container arrangements. Not only will these non-blooming plants enhance the flowers, but they’ll provide that extra splash of color when the flowers are not in bloom.
Take Advantage Of The Year-Round Color Offered By Evergreens
Evergreens are also a great option for keeping your commercial grounds green and welcoming all year. They keep their color through every season; can be hearty and long-lived; require limited maintenance; and make beautiful borders that function as protective windbreaks.
Cool Weather Plantings To Consider
Some of the more popular and well-loved cool-weather plantings that can keep your landscape looking colorful through the fall include:
• Violas and Pansies, which come in a variety of colors ranging from shades of white, yellow, and orange to bright purples and burgundy reds. They are hearty plants that are commonly treated as annuals but are, in fact, perennials that will thrive planted in containers or the ground. These flowers are sought out for their happy blooms that will continue throughout the fall and return once again to ring in the springtime.
• Chrysanthemums are another fall flower that bloom in a beautiful array of colors. Mums are easy to care for and they’re resistant to disease and pests, making them a worthwhile addition to any commercial landscape.
• Cabbage and Ornamental Kale are easy-to-care-for plants that grow in a lower profile and add eye-catching shapes and textures in vivid shades of pinks, purples, and reds to set off the changing leaves and autumn flowers perfectly.
Fall Is The Time For Planting
Fall is the prime time for planting, and cool-weather flowers are an ideal way to evoke warm feelings and create an inviting environment that harmonizes with the fall foliage.
Contact your local U.S. Lawns commercial landscape management professionals and we’ll help you design and execute a seasonal color plan that incorporates annuals, perennials, and other colorful plantings, in a strategically placed mixture of blooming container plants, bright borders, and attractive flower beds. We also have the expertise to install and maintain evergreens, hedges, and ornamental trees, so let’s start planning together today.