Designing an Autumn Garden

Autumn Garden Design Ideas
Creating an Autumn Garden Design – Autumn garden Ideas, tips and photos. Inspiration for your autumn landscaping. Autumn landscape plants, garden ideas and plans.

autumn garden designAutumn is a lovely time in the garden, the weather is mild, but not too cool and the deciduous trees are starting to get their colour.  So why not add elements to your garden design to enhance the beautiful season of Autumn? Autumn offers an ideal time to get your plants in the ground while their still some warmth in the soil, allowing them to establish before the winter kicks in. It is also a great time to do some landscape construction work – put pathways in, install that pergola or build that retaining wall.

Autumn Colour

Autumn is the season of foliage colour – select your autumn foliage trees now so you can see exactly how they look. Japanese Maples, Crepe Myrtles, Ash, Chinese Tallow Tree and Persimmon all make stunning autumn trees. Permanent foliage colour can help add to the impact of an autumn garden, plants such as flaxes and ornamental grasses such as blue fescue offer year round foliage colour. Clump your plants to achieve bold displays of foliage colour.

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Colour in the garden can also be highlighted by using various landscaping materials of different forms, textures and colours, such as light coloured pebbles and dark paver stepping stones.

Landscape Design

Ensure that your landscape design is an open, free form style. Avoid ridge straight lines and formal hedges. Try and add contrasting clumps of foliage to create informal blocks of colour. Winding, flowing pathways and garden rooms add a sense of intrigue to tropical gardens. Place your autumn trees where they can be admired to the fullest, within obvious lines of sight from the house and your outdoor entertaining areas.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Autumn Plants

Here is a list of some of the best autumn plants and trees. Add layers in your garden design. Some tall trees will give height to the garden and create an intimate canopy overhead, as well as sheltering some of the understory plants and ground covers;

Japanese Maples
Other Maples and Acers
Ash Tree
Crepe Myrtle
Chinese Tallow Tree
Tiger Lily
Belladonna Lilies

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