9 out of 10 people surveyed said – “I’m So…. Ready for fall!!!” Are you?
September’s lowering temps due to shorter days make it prime time to dust off plans for additions or changes to your landscape put on hold during the hurly-burly of summer. Grab your landscape professional to check out Leaf Landscape Supply with you – before planting season truly “heats up!”
Although Austin may not claim colorful fall hillsides and valleys like New England, you might be surprised at the fall vistas you can achieve in your central Texas yard.
Look to trees like Bald Cypress, Cedar Elm, Crepe Myrtle, Red Oak, and Pecan to add impressive fall color. For the unusual check out Ginkgo and Shantung Maple for one-of-a-kind hues. Even If color is not your first priority, and basic foundational planting is, a trip to Leaf is still a capital idea. We carry a full selection of quality, hardy, and proven plants for you to choose from.
Continuing with fall color ideas but in a smaller package, plant shrubs such as American Beautyberry, Fire Bush, Flameleaf Sumac, and Oakleaf Hydrangea. Try grasses such as Little Bluestem or Switchgrass for color and interesting texture. Or, for a climbing option, Virginia Creeper puts on a fiery show like no other! Perennials like Autumn Aster and Fall Mums do not boast fall tinted leaves, but their blooms boldly declare “I’m in it to win it!” To round out the Austin fall show, of course, annuals are a quick and easy group to add a fall vibe to your outdoor view. Try Dianthus, Impatiens, Pansy, for flowering options or even Dusty Miller for texture or Croton for a sublime level of cool.
Trees, shrubs, grasses, vines, perennials, or annuals, “Oh,My!” Leaf Landscape Supply absolutely has an awesome plant selection; one that our Leafies adore and are eager to share with every person who comes in.
As with summer heat, cooler temperatures present a different reason to protect your new and older plant investments. All plants, but especially, those newly planted benefit from a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to protect roots during wintry periods. In addition, mulch put down during earlier parts of the year has degraded and more should be added. That’s one thing Austin probably will not see a shortage of for a while!
Now is still a great time to put down Microlife products, especially those with humates and beneficial mycorrhizae.