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Fall Landscaping Ideas

It is finally here! The heated days of summer are quickly nearing their end and the glow of the autumn colors are coming into view. This time of year is perfect for landscaping and outdoor projects. If you want to be the envy of your neighborhood, here are just a few fall landscaping ideas to make your outdoor space take full advantage of the season.

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a field of sunflowers dancing in the autumn breeze. It is a flower that just seems to bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them. Add a little joy to your neighborhood by presenting the vivid color of sunflowers to the world. They are quite tolerant of multiple climate types and thrive in the cool fall soil. The traditional sunflowers can get rather tall with monstrous flowers, but there are other varieties that might fit a bit better within your garden space. Willowleaf Sunflowers are a variety that maintain that spectacular vivid yellow color, but do not grow to the heights of the traditional sunflowers. These flowers can add a bit of pop to your flower garden without overtaking the space.

Zebra Grass
It can be difficult to incorporate true green colors into the fall color pallet, but zebra grass makes it easy. It is not the standard weed that overtakes the garden area, but rather a unique grass that is multicolored and stands up to cooler weather. The grass can even last through the winter and is simply cut back in the spring to allow for your flowers to be the star of the show. This grass is versatile for many different garden types and adds just a bit of whimsy to the space.

Autumn is a time of rich and inviting color. No other flower exemplifies the fall season quite like the Chrysanthemum or mums for short. These flowers come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and styles to fit with any landscaping ideas you may have. They offer a blanket of color throughout the season and can be trimmed back should they become too much for the space. Mums should be planted in early fall and given plenty of water. This will allow the root system to take hold within the ground so the mums have a much better chance of surviving even some of the harshest winters.

There is not always a need for such bright fall colors within an outdoor space. Some spaces desire a little focal area without adding in too much dramatic effect. The Snakeroot is a perfect addition to any fall garden that requires a bit of subdued nature. The flowers can get up to 10 feet tall, but maintain an earthy color and texture with bright green leaves at the bottom. This is a great solution is you want an area to be slightly hidden from view such as a small pond or a private area in the garden.

The proper name for this flower is Chelone. Its nickname comes from the fact that the flowers do resemble turtle heads. They produce beautiful blossoms that add some interesting texture to the garden area. Turtleheads grow best in areas that are considerably damp, so if a part of your outdoor space seems to retain a bit too much moisture, these plants can soak up some of it all while keeping the space looking as though it came right out of a magazine.

Pumpkins and Gourds
Once you have successfully planted your fall landscaping, there is no need to stop there. Pumpkins and gourds of various shapes and sizes allow you to play around with color a bit more. Take the time to arrange these brightly colored additions throughout the space and be sure to have many different sizes. Fall is the time of embracing color and the various colors of these vegetables allow you to take full advantage of this without really disturbing the ground. Dotting the smallest pumpkins throughout the space gives it a fall feeling with some fun mixed right in.

Trax Farms
Where there is no bad time to visit Trax Farms in Finleyville, PA, fall is especially enjoyable because of all of the activities. We have something for everyone on the farm. It is a place where kids can come to play and adults can shop for some of their favorite fall flowers and treats. Take a full day away from the stresses of life and enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors. We not only offer plenty of fun for everyone, we also give you the chance to understand the farm a little more with private tours. Come out and see us at Trax Farms today and get away from it all without ever leaving your local area.


Contact Trax Farms

Monday-Saturday: 9am -8pm
Sunday: 10am - 6Pm

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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Phone  412.835.3246


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