A well-designed and maintained landscape can enhance the professional appearance of your commercial property. This fall, ensure that your property brims with eye-catching appeal with a landscape design and plantings that exude autumn colors and distinctive patterns. State of the Art Landscape features seasonal design solutions for commercial landscapes for a wide range of businesses and property types. Let the following ideas inspire you to plan your landscape’s design for attractive fall curb appeal.
Clean and Prepare
The landscaping pros of State of the Art Landscape provide a full spectrum of landscape maintenance solutions. Before implementing fall landscape designs, we typically recommend preparing the landscape with maintenance solutions. Depending on the needs of your landscape, this might include edging, mowing, trimming, weeding, or removing spent blooms. We’ll address any issues your landscape may be having as we prepare it for the fall season.
Of course, we also provide leaf removal service, which is important to many commercial property owners. Leaves can become a risk to visitors. After rain, the leaves can become slippery. We’ll remove them from walkways to promote safety for your setting. It’s also not good to allow matted leaves to pile up on your lawn. Leave piles can prevent the sun from reaching the lawn, attract pests, and even promote mold growth.
Create An Eye-Catching Entrance
Welcome customers to your business and impress them with an attractive entrance. A vibrant seasonal display at your front entrance conveys to customers that you’re invested in putting its best face forward. Planters filled with new fall plantings might seem like a small and subtle detail, but when a business is able to maintain a flawless commercial landscape, it sends a message to customers that it’s a successful business and that its owners or management have everything well in hand.
There are many ways you can create an autumn-inspired entrance. The simplest yet effective means to decorate your entrance for fall is to flank your door with large planters on either side filled with fall flowers. Chrysanthemums are noted fall flowers, but one of the reasons they’re so beloved is that they’re quite hardy and can withstand the increasing chilliness of the season until the frosts come.
You can also increase the number of containers at your entrance for a more dramatic look. Add some hanging baskets near your entrance, for instance. If you’re looking for a lovely plant to complement your containers of mums, consider celosia in shades of gold and crimson. Marigolds can often also last up to the first hard frost, making them a lovely choice for your fall containers.
Plant for Fall Color
Ideally, your commercial property should enjoy visual interest all year long. That means that it’s important to install plantings that add fall and winter interest and not just spring and summer interest. Many plants are famous for their autumn displays of color. For instance, a burning bush features an attractive green hue during the spring and summer, but during the fall, its leaves turn bright red, making it a dramatic focal point for any landscape.
If you’re interested in planting for fall color, you might want to consider installing these types of plants in various areas of your landscape in order to reflect an autumnal aesthetic:
- Sweet autumn clematis
- Autumn fern
- Oakleaf hydrangea
- Black-eye Susans
- Autumn crocus
- New England asters
Many of the plants mentioned above can anchor your flower beds with fall color and interest. If your summer blooms are waning, you can install plants that will perk them up for the fall season such as vibrant New England asters or various ornamental grasses that feature unique textures and growth habits.
There are other ways to create eye-catching flower beds too. For instance, you can replace worn borders with new ones. Add some fall ornaments to your flower beds to celebrate the season. These might be traditional fall props like scarecrows or even Halloween decorations. If your brand is associated with a certain color scheme, you might even consider installing plants in a color that reflects your brand identity.
Planting a new tree now might not provide your commercial property with much visual appeal right now, but it will in years to come as it matures. There are many trees that are noted for their fall color display. To outfit your landscape with arresting fall color, consider planting trees such as:
- Vine maple
- Franklin tree
- Dogwood (also adds loads of spring interest)
- Black gum
- Japanese maple
- Sugar maple
- River birch
- Sumac (choose a variety that’s free of urushiol)
You can also plant evergreens. They’ll help keep your landscape looking ‘filled in’ as your other plantings begin to drop their leaves and fall flowers begin to wane.
Fall days can be dark and dreary and night seems to come sooner. Ensure that your clients or customers have plenty of light to admire your fall landscape as well as to navigate outdoor walkways. You can install LED lighting solutions that provide light while ensuring energy efficiency. Remember, too, that lighting can set off focal points in your landscape such as your business sign. In addition to the security that lighting features offer, they can also spotlight your special fall plantings like garden beds filled with mums or dazzling autumn sedum.
State of the Art Landscape can help you transform your landscape for the fall season with our softscape and hardscape solutions. We’ll work with you to develop a fall landscaping plan that’s sure to compliment your setting. We offer budget-friendly planting solutions and feature year-round landscaping maintenance and care. We can care for your fall landscape to ensure it looks its best throughout the season. Contact us to learn more about our landscaping services.