If one of your favorite parts of summer is sitting out on your porch or patio and enjoying the beauty of nature all around you, you’re probably bummed that summer is coming to an end. Most backyards and gardens peak during summer, providing their most beautiful sights during the hot season. And while there certainly is beauty in the fall, it is primarily in the changing of the leaves. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. If you’d like to make your patio a three-season experience, now is a great time to add to the plants around your hardscaping and get more out of your outdoor living spaces.
Add Beautiful Fall Flowers And Decorative Gourds
Fall is a great time to add beautiful flowers to your hardscaping in your yard. Retaining walls can be decorated with potted plants and decorative fall gourds. Consider placing them on the surface of the hardscaping elements or arranging them at the feet. Flowers that bloom in the fall include Sunflowers, Black-Eyed Susans, mums, pansies, asters, and ornamental kales. Ground cover plants are also great additions to fall landscaping.
Create A Cool-Weather Veggie Garden
Another excellent idea for decorating around your hardscaping is to renew your vegetable garden for the fall. Many people think that once they get their spring seeds in and reap their summer produce, their gardening time is over for the year. It doesn’t have to be! Plan a fall garden now because August is the ideal time to start those crops. The fall garden mainstays include many beautiful and delicious favorites. If you start from seeds in August, go with radishes, turnips, beets, and carrots. If you’re transplanting in August, Chinese cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower will all have enough time to make a sizable harvest while also beautifying your yard. For next year, consider getting a jump on the fall planting earlier, and you could even grow your own pumpkins.
Consider Additional Hardscaping Projects
You could also consider adding additional hardscaping projects to your yard for further beautification. If you don’t already have a raised garden bed for your fall garden, this could be the perfect time to put one in. If you’re interested in adding new outdoor living areas, a porch or patio might be just the thing – and the fall is the perfect time to get it done!
Lanham Construction For All Your Construction Needs
Lanham Construction is an award-winning and dependable construction company dedicated to serving your home or business with whichever construction project you have in mind. Our professional team is eager to serve customers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. When you pick Lanham, you won’t ever have to worry about the process. We’re here to help every step of the way.
For more information on how we can help, visit our website or give us a call at 301-459-7545!