Summer is officially in the rearview mirror, and fall has arrived. This means it’s time for you to put away your summer décor and bust out the fall-themed items that will add to the overall appeal and charm of your exterior and landscape.
Of course, you’re going to want to consider the color palette you’re working with before you dive right into your fall decorating. But what exactly goes into choosing your seasonal color options?
Here’s some info from the landscaping contractors in Fargo, ND at S & S Landscaping Co. Inc. to help you this fall.
Choosing a location
Location is a key factor to consider when determining how you’ll use color on your property. You might want to highlight certain areas of your property more than others, and thus use bolder colors in those areas that will help them stand out. Examples could be bright flowers and plants at the entrance of a subdivision or apartment complex, or next to an office building entrance.
If you have an outdoor seating area, you might wish to have flowers or plants that are a little lower key and provide a more relaxing environment. Duller colors might suit these areas better.
Picking matching colors
How do you know if a color is going to match your other landscaping features or your building? Think of it like matching paint colors on a house—you should use a color wheel, and don’t go overboard with using too many colors. If you throw out too many colors, the odds become greater that you’re going to have some clashing elements that actually hurt the aesthetic of your property.
Start by analyzing the color of your building. If you have a white building, you’re going to want deeper, brighter colors that will contrast well, such as a bright purple or red. You might also want to take branding into consideration if you have a commercial property. Choose flowers or plants that match well with your logo.
Look at popular fall plants
You might find that your inspiration for fall colors comes from looking at popular plants other people use on their properties. Asters, sedum, and grasses are just a few example of plants that are frequently used in fall landscaping and arrangements. Sometimes evergreens provide the perfect background or structure. You might also consider using ivy at the edges of your planters or raised flower beds. Finally, mums are favorites because of their color varieties and versatility.
Hang on to some green
While the oranges, yellows and reds of fall are certainly beautiful, they’re even more effective if you hang on to some green on your property with your plants and trees to stand out in contrast.
For more tips about how to most effectively use fall colors in your landscaping and decorating of your exterior spaces this year, we encourage you to contact our landscaping contractors in Fargo, ND, and we’ll be happy to provide you with further information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!