A beautiful fall landscape can instill a sense of relaxation and peace. Although the season is changing and temperatures are dropping, it’s not time to put up your gardening tools just yet. Now is the perfect time to add to your fall landscape, because plants are going dormant and don’t require as much nutrients or water as they do in the summer.
These fall landscape ideas are tailored to residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. If you’re in Zone 6, however, any of these plants will thrive in your garden.
Plant these annuals in beds and containers for fast autumn color. They can be tossed into your compost pile at the end of the season.
Flowering Ornamental Cabbage
Plant these now, but expect their biggest blooms next year or the year after.
For a big display of color in your landscape, plant these shrubs with foliage that turns beautiful autumnal colors during the fall.
Fire Power Nandina
Be sure to check with your local nursery or online for each plant’s exact sunlight, water and soil needs.
Here are a couple of things you can do to ensure your plants thrive in your fall landscape.
- Be sure to cover the ground around your newly plants flowers or shrub with a thick layer of mulch.
- While the plants and shrubs are getting established, give them long, deep drinks of water with a soaker hose or a garden hose with low pressure.
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