You may not be ready to let go of beach and barbecue season yet, but fall is nipping at our heels – and soon at our noses! The time to prepare is *not* once the chill sets in. It’s *not* once the winds begin to blow. It’s *not* when the leaves begin to drop and the scenery takes on a dull, barren tone.
The time to prepare is now, so you can enjoy a beautiful seasonal transition, and continue to enjoy your landscape right through until next spring.
Wondering how to get ready for a new season? We’ve got you covered! We’ve collected five indispensable resources to help you imagine, plan and create your perfect outdoor space for fall. Choose your favorite topic or read them all, then let us know how we can help make your outdoor dreams come true.
1. 6 Reasons That Fall Is The Best Time To Rejuvenate Your Landscape
Before you start your fall preparations, it’s a good idea to understand *why*. When you imagine installing a new landscape, you’re more likely to think of spring than fall. But fall has many advantages over spring when it comes to rooting, watering and cultivating new plantings.
Plus, a new fall landscape just looks great! And it can set you up for a much lovelier winter season instead of the barren ones you may be used to. Whether you’re thinking of completely revamping your landscape, or simply want to revitalize it, here are some great reasons to do it during fall.
2. 7 Ideas For Spectacular Fall Landscaping
Fall is a naturally beautiful time of year here in New Jersey. The leaves change color and pumpkins and gourds start to appear on porches everywhere. But great landscaping, especially if it looks natural, is usually anything but. It’s a carefully planned and designed result that incorporates natural elements to create harmony between your landscape and what Mother Nature provides.
In this case, a picture is worth every word! We’ve got ideas and photos to inspire you. Find out how you can take advantage of the fall season and which natural elements will have the most impact.
3. 4 Ways To Add Color And Beauty To Your Landscape This Fall
Summer blooms are fading and some are gone for the season, but it’s not time for winter white just yet. Fall is host to some of the most gorgeous colors you’ll see all year, from golden yellows to rich crimsons and deep oranges.
It’s also a great time to take advantage of other colorful natural elements – think stone, artful décor and even strategic lighting. Take a look at some of our ideas for adding some shine to your fall landscape, and see if any inspire you.
4. Take These Steps This Fall For A Healthy Pond Next Spring
If you have a pond, then fall is a crucial season in its health and maintenance. It’s time to change what and how you feed your fish, to clean and prepare it for cold weather, and to add the right kind of bacteria for optimal health.
If you plan to do the fall preparations yourself, these are some of the key things you’ll need to address. Even if you’re planning to hire a professional, it’s a good idea to understand what goes into proper fall pond care so that you’re familiar with the process. Do these things now and you’re far more likely to have a healthy pond come next spring.
5. A Quick Start Guide To Winterizing Your Pond
Want the nuts and bolts of getting your pond ready for fall and winter? There are four key elements that need attention: water, equipment, plants and fish.
If you take the right steps, each of these will weather the cold and be in great shape for a fresh start next spring.
Have these resources sparked your imagination or taught you something new? We’d love to know! And if you have questions about your pond or landscape, or if you want to know more about how we can help maintain, protect or beautify it, contact us and let us know. We also welcome you to visit our Matawan showroom and bring photos of your outdoor space. We’ll answer questions and talk with you about your plans and aspirations.