A major landscaping industry trade group has announced what it thinks will be the top 3 landscape design trends this fall.
“Move over mums and classic orange and yellow color schemes,” National Association of Landscape Professionals Vice President Missy Henriksen said in a statement. This autumn we expect to see a challenge to classic fall plantings with an growing number of distinctive plantings and jewel toned hues debuting in backyards across America. These newer participants enhancing traditional mainstays of autumn will be joined by comfortable outdoor living styles and quests for lush lawns this season.”
NALP forecasts the following four trends will influence outdoor spaces around the nation this fall:
Rich, Textured Plantings: Fall provides the opportunity to refresh gardening beds and container gardens. Before relying on the comfort of traditional mums, experts recommend consideration of decorative kales, cabbage and peppers, as for instance well as snapdragons, pansies and grasses to add rich color and texture. Homeowners should also texture with their interior greenery. Succulents can include life to a gardening bed or apartment terrace during the warmer months and add a trendy, textured vibe during the fall and winter months.
Pops of Jewel Tones: Classic fall colors like red, yellowish and orange will seek competition from crisp jewel tones this season. Sapphire bluish, emerald green green, amethyst purple, ruby red and citrine yellow all bring warmth to fall landscape design. Experts recommend adding pops of jewel tones to outdoor living spaces with unique container gardens, ornamental furnishings and accessories, eye-catching sculptures and seasonal plantings such as pansies, celosia, dianthus and black-eyed Susan.
Cozy, Outdoor Living: After enjoying sweet summertime, fall allows property owners to transition their landscapes and utilize features that are not always top-of-mind during warmer months. Fire features continue to rise in popularity. From one-touch natural gas or propane ignition to traditional wood-burning fire features, homeowners can heat up chilly fall nights with ease and ambiance.