Get Ready for Fall with These Landscape Design Ideas and Tips

Table and benches with wine bottle and glasses in landscaped patioWhile midsummer temperatures in Georgia can be brutal, by the time late summer and fall roll around, the climate is perfect for outdoor relaxation. But is your yard living up to its potential as an extension of your home? Whether you want an outdoor space to lounge, entertain, cook, play, or some combination of those activities, we can help you bring your perfect yard to life with our landscape design services

That’s right; if you didn’t know, Whispering Springs is not only a plant nursery and garden center, but also provides a variety of landscaping services to homeowners in Jasper and throughout North Georgia. Keep reading for some fall landscaping inspiration, and give us a call at 770-893-1254 to learn more about our North Georgia landscaping services

Top Fall Landscape Design Ideas for North Georgia

Start with a Clean Slate. 

Plants love the hot, humid summer weather here, which is why the North Georgia mountains are so lush and green in the summer. (That goes for plants you want to thrive, as well as weeds!) However, all of that growth can get overwhelming by the end of the summer, so it’s important to tidy up your landscaping. Late summer is a great time to schedule our yard maintenance services, like pruning shrubs and trees, cleaning up planting beds, performing weed control, and performing other seasonal plant maintenance and cleaning, like dead-heading perennials and removing plant debris. We can get your yard whipped into shape so you can enjoy it during the beautiful fall weather to come. 

Create Spaces for Outdoor Living

Your landscaping doesn’t have to be merely ornamental; it can be an extension of your house, with outdoor “rooms” for everything from cooking to lounging. Some of the most popular landscape design additions are not only useful, but also provide great ROI if you decide to put your home on the market later. These are a few outdoor living upgrades that are sure to increase your enjoyment of your landscaping during the fall: 

  • Installing an outdoor kitchen and dining area. Food just tastes better when it’s cooked and eaten outdoors! From full-service outdoor kitchens with a refrigerator, stove, and grill, to simple upgrades like a patio and grilling area with attractive hardscaping, you’ll love being able to dine en plein air. 
  • Adding entertainment amenities. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are wildly popular for a reason. They can not only add a focal point to your yard, but also offer the perfect place to entertain friends and family outdoors. And best of all, they have the potential for nearly year-round use!
  • Creating lounge spaces. Having a covered area with comfortable seating is a great way to turn your yard into a true outdoor living space. However, you can also create beautiful opportunities for relaxation with features like garden alcoves and benches placed throughout your landscaping. 

Optimize Your Landscaping for Year-Round Natural Beauty

It’s easy to make your yard look appealing during the spring and summer, when so many flowers, bushes, and trees are blooming. However, with clever planning and expert knowledge of North Georgia’s native plants, we can help you create a beautifully naturalistic landscape that will bring you joy all year round. 

  • Hardscaping (elements like paths, steps, walls, patios, etc.) gives structure to landscaping, helping lead the eye and create visual interest even during the winter. 
  • Softscaping adds the living element to your landscaping using perennial and seasonal color planting beds, foundation plantings like trees and shrubs, and selecting deer-resistant plants that will thrive in the North Georgia environment. 

Don’t wait to get your yard ready for fall; contact us today!