Blog / Fall Landscaping Tips: Bringing Autumn to Your Backyard

Fall is the time for fun outdoor activities. Tailgating parties, touch football games, bonfires — the list goes on and on. This makes it important to ensure your yard is just as fall-friendly as you are. Your backyard is the place to be, and that doesn’t have to change with the seasons.

Let’s take a look at what fall landscaping services and maintenance tasks you should be considering before the winter cold comes in.

Fall Landscaping Checklist

Evaluate and update outdoor layout of trees and shrubbery

Take a look at how you can create a welcoming outdoor space for friends and family before winter comes. This begins with the trees and shrubbery in your yard. Some things to consider are:

Do you have some shrubs or trees that will last through winter? This can help to ensure there’s still some color in your yard, even as the weather gets colder. This may depend on where you live, but in North Carolina, the classic examples are dogwood, Hillspire red cedar, and pine trees.

Do the trees and shrubbery create a layering effect in your yard? This can add texture and color to the space. In addition, it can be a great way to delineate your yard from your neighbor’s. You can also give the feeling of home with a slightly enclosed layout to your backyard.

Choose plants carefully

You’ll want to think about the visual aspects of the plants you choose and how they work within your overall outdoor aesthetic. Mixing colors, textures, and shapes of plants is a fun way to add intrigue to your backyard living space. Plus, you’ll want to choose at least some plants that will last through winter. In North Carolina, some common winter plants include:

  • Viburnum
  • Winter jasmine
  • Sarcococca
  • Holly

Consider hardscaping services 

Patios, porches, and decks have continued to grow in popularity over the years. These outdoor living spaces can be fun all year round! Before winter sets in, consider hardscaping services like fire pit design and installation, outdoor lighting, and more.

Leaf pickup and compost

Leaf pickup is one of the most common fall landscape maintenance tasks. But don’t forget that leaves can be compostable. Save them up to use in your garden.

Consult Redwood Land Design For Your Fall Landscaping Needs

Redwood Land Design is the premier choice for fall landscaping services in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas of Cary, Chapel Hill, and Durham. Learn more about our expert landscaping services in Raleigh today.