Were you trapped indoors this summer by the oppressive heat wave? If you’re longing for the outdoors, cooler weather is on the way! What better way to celebrate the coming of fall than with a spruce-up of your outdoor living space.
Imagine roasting marshmallows over a new fire pit, watching the football season opener on your new patio, or celebrating Labor Day in your outdoor kitchen! Or perhaps you’d simply like to add a winding stone pathway with a bench, inviting you and your family to enjoy the beautiful space you’ve created. Beautiful hardscape designs not only extend your living area, but they add great resale value to your home.
As we Midwesterners know, autumn can be our best season; crisp air, low humidity, and a truly spectacular show of color. Luckily, most of the flowers, trees and shrubs that give that show are perennials, requiring a one-time planting for years of growth, beautiful color and protection for our home.
Fall is an ideal time to plan and plant your outdoor space. Consider planting colorful perennials such as hardy mums and asters. Shrubs such as viburnum, oakleaf hydrangeas and burning bushes, or beautiful ornamental or native grasses add texture, color and depth to your landscape. Their fluid colors and shapes provide continual interest all year long. Hardy trees such as red maples, ginkgoes and birches add shade, height and color for years to come.
Remember, your home doesn’t end at the back door! Adding trees, shrubs and perennials, along with a hardscape area in which to enjoy them, is an investment you will enjoy for years to come. We are experts at designing landscapes and hardscapes for residential areas. Let us help you make your outdoor space a welcome retreat.