As the fall approaches, and the cold begins to become a threat, property managers everywhere are looking for ways to keep their landscape looking good despite the change. There are many appealing options, from expansive hardscapes to a new irrigation system. The point being, there are countless ways to improve your landscape at all times of the year. When it comes to the fall, the effects of the cold generally hamper the color of your property. So, while thinking about landscaping installation or design for the fall, adding much-needed color in your landscape should be at the forefront of your mind. This addition of color will make your landscape look that much more memorable, and add some pop to your property. In our years of experience, we have found many different ways to implement color, so here are four ideas for your fall landscaping.
Color in Containers
On a large commercial property, containers may seem counterintuitive, but they can be a great way to sprinkle color around your property in a cost-efficient way. Utilize both big and small containers, as well as creative locations. Common areas such as patios and walkways are both great places to put new flowers. You want the most visibility, while still allowing for easy maintenance. Choose a variety of flowers with festive fall colors, such as orange or red. If you are looking for a simple way to add beautiful flowers to your commercial property, there is no reason to overlook the use of containers around your landscape.
Functional Color: Shrubs With Beautiful Blooms
If you feel that your property possesses an adequate amount of color already, you should consider adding a larger piece of plant material, like a shrub. Many varieties of shrubs, in many different sizes, bloom with beautiful colors. Shrubs can also be very functional on your property, providing privacy, and structure. When you invest in the installation of shrubs, you can combine color and functionality for a solid one, two punch.
Keep Your Color: Mulch Addition
Once your property already has color, whether, in the form of flowers or shrubs, you want to keep it colorful. A great way to do this is by investing in services and enhancements that benefit the health of your landscape. Not only does mulch look fantastic, but it can be a great organic additive to your soil as it decomposes. It will also keep weeds from sprouting, and is extremely cost-effective. While a simple tip, it can pay dividends in the future.
Full-Scale Color in your Landscape Design
With the cool fall weather on the horizon, you may be interested in a more serious play to ensure the color of your property. If that is the route you plan to take, then our design-build team at Carruthers will be ready to assist you. Think of brand new flower beds, complete with stone edging, and a full selection of seasonal and native plant material. This could be multi-layered and surrounded by brand new shrubbery. The bottom line, if you want a colorful landscape, you are guaranteed to be satisfied when your desires are met and tailored to your liking.
If you have any landscaping needs; commercial or residential, don’t hesitate to give our team at Carruthers Landscaping a call at (972) 620-9560.