5 Essential Things to Consider for Your Fall Landscape


by Michelle Trejo

Cool breeze and piles of leaves… it’s almost time!

Fall in Houston | Photography by Michaeux White

We know fall is near when you hear Starbuck’s infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte has returned, temperatures become a bit chiller and homeowners find themselves taking advantage of their lawns. Knowing that fall does not officially start until September 22nd, it’s surprising that Houston is already feeling a cool breeze. Therefore, it’s a great time to start preparing your property for the season.

Here are 5 things to consider for your fall landscape:

1. Fall Seasonal Color

Seasonal Color Bar
Lanson B. Jones & Co. Seasonal Color Bar

It’s the perfect time to start planning your seasonal color! We also enjoy mixing seasonal color with evergreens. Boxwood is a stellar option, but there are other evergreens that may also work well for your fall landscape. Together, fall plants such as, Snapdragons, Pansies and Cyclamen are great options that can blend perfectly with evergreens, while still thriving under harsh conditions.

2. Deep-Root Tree Feeding

Deep-Root Tree Feeding
Deep-Root Tree Feeding by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

Many focus on sweeping up leaves, but forget their trees also need some TLC.  We recommend deep-root tree feeding to provide your tree’s root zone with immediate nutrients it needs throughout the cooler seasons. This is a process that injects nutrients directly in the root zone.  It creates a more sustainable environment that will continue to support your trees in the following months.

3. Consider Edible Landscaping

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Backyard elliptical, parterre vegetable garden by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

While fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs, it’s also a wonderful time to design an edible landscape. This chart shares information on the best planting dates for popular edible plants. Also, you can always contact our team to learn which plants would work best in your garden.

4. Don’t Forget Hardscaping + Softscaping

Limestone Fireplace by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Hardscaping by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

Project Manager Maria Wenzel was interviewed a few months ago on the completion of her latest project, a Modern English Garden. The open lawn-seating area is in line with the outdoor fireplace and anchored with Eaglestone Holly trees on both sides, creating an inviting, yet intimate space. The project is a perfect example that shows the powerful balance of soft landscaping and hard landscaping. Together, these features create functional, entertaining spaces for enjoying cooler weather. PS: Outdoor lighting is also a great hardscaping feature that is aesthetically pleasing and provides safety as well.

5. Keeping Up with Lanson B. Jones & Co.

Many of us enjoy watching leaves fall from tress. However, fallen leaves can conceal areas in your yard that need attention. We believe that early fall is a great time to ask a professional to assess your landscape before the leaves fall. This will help prevent weeds and plant diseases for the upcoming months.

Ready to turn your backyard into an autumn oasis?
Contact us today to set up a consultation for your project.

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