The Top Three Landscape Design Trends This Autumn

A serious landscaping industry trade group has revealed what it believes 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 fall we expect to see a challenge to classic fall plantings with an increasing number of distinctive plantings and jewel toned hues debuting in backyards across America. These newer participants complimenting traditional mainstays of autumn will be joined by comfortable outdoor living designs and quests for lush lawns this season.”

NALP predicts the following four trends will influence outdoor spaces around the country this fall:

Rich, Textured Plantings: Fall offers the opportunity to refresh garden beds and container home gardens. Before relying on the comfort of traditional mums, specialists recommend consideration of ornamental kales, cabbage and peppers, as well as snapdragons, pansies and grasses to add rich color and texture. Homeowners should also texture with their indoor greenery. Succulents can add life to a garden bed or apartment terrace during the warmer months and add a trendy, textured vibe during the fall and winter months.
Pops of Jewel Tones: standard fall colors like red, yellowish and orange will seek rival from crisp jewel shades 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 make use of features that are not really 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.