Fall Foliage: Tips for Creating an Autumn Aesthetic

September 25, 2023 1:43 pm

Whether you want to create an inviting and festive environment for guests or simply enjoy more fall colors in your yard, autumn is the perfect time to spruce up your landscape. You can easily add warm autumn colors with fall foliage and even grow pretty plants to eat as well as admire. The trick is to choose plants that are well-suited to this area and can tolerate the cold after the heat finally retires for the year. But no worries because we'll help you with that and give you more ideas to transform your outdoor space into an autumn wonderland.


Fall for Color


Mother Nature's warm but melancholic fall embrace should dominate your aesthetic. Think rust, deep orange, burgundy, and amber mixed with rich jewel-toned purples, pinks, and greens. Adding fall flowers is an excellent way to incorporate color. If you're into Halloween, add flowers with deep crimson, and purple petals and plants with near-black leaves for a spooky but beautiful touch. As Thanksgiving nears, swap out darker annuals for orange, red, gold, and cream-colored ones. Chrysanthemums, pansies, violas, snapdragons, and goldenrods thrive in North Texas and add lots of color. Mix in kale and ornamental cabbage for some variety and contrasting textures.


If you want to produce some food from your fall landscape, remember to check the planting schedule to choose what to grow and when to plant it. For fall, you can plant beets, carrots, and parsnips from seeds in September and plant leek and onion seeds through October. From now through November, transplant broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, and greens to have a bountiful Christmas table.


Be sure to check the soil first and enrich it with compost, organic nutrients, or mulch. When you plant, space your crops and other foliage to allow for sun exposure, proper watering, and, of course, to enhance your overall landscaping look. After planting, don't forget to set up a maintenance and watering schedule to tend your new garden! To add variety, you can spice it up even further by using vintage-inspired planters with rustic designs on your porch, patio, and walkways. Take it one step further with a pretty picket fence and happy scarecrow to spruce up your garden.


Add a Harvest Feeling


Real pumpkins easily add a harvest feel and can even double as ingredients for homemade pie for the holidays. Consider incorporating pumpkins, cornucopias, and other gourds for a fall-inspired feel. If you're concerned about rotting and sustainability, choose fake ones you can reuse yearly. Give your yard a harvest look by adding some hay or cornstalks. Fill your cornucopia with pinecones, acorns, and other fallen treats. Your space will be warm, cozy, and inviting to your family and guests alike!

Any autumn aesthetic you choose will work perfectly with your new Green Meadows home. Join our resort-style community to live in your dream home and design fun fall foliage every year. We are here to help make your dreams come true, so contact us today to find your new home in the best neighborhood in Celina.