Indeed, you've noticed the days shortening along with cooler mornings; this is a reminder that fall is near. Fall is a magical time in Oregon; the cool crisp air and the changing leaves create a beautiful ambiance. A few simple additions can enhance your landscape's "fall-ness" and prepare your yard for winter.
Planting annuals is a perfect way to add a pop of color. We love to add potted mums and pansies to planting beds. Rust, yellow or red mums, and orange and red pansies are great ways to enhance fall colors in your yard.
With days getting darker quickly consider installing driveway, pathway, and accent lighting to create a warm, inviting home.
Corrective pruning removes problematic and diseased branches. Regular corrective pruning keeps your plants healthy and more likely to endure winter. Fall is the best time to do some corrective pruning! Ornamental trees and shrubs are mostly done blooming, and leaves falling are making needed corrections more visible. Also, winter is when most damage occurs to plant life. So, pruning in fall may prevent winter damage.
The burst of blooms we all eagerly awaited to pop up in spring and summer are now fading away. Planting evergreens is a great way to add year-round beauty to your yard. We love incorporating them into every landscape, so homeowners have something lovely to look at in fall and winter. We suggest planting a few throughout your yard.