Upgrade Your Outdoor Space for Fall
Say goodbye to 90-degree summer days and get ready to welcome those cooler temperatures that come hand-in-hand with fall. Now is the perfect time to prep your outdoor area for patio parties, outdoor grilling and relaxing.
If you want to go all in on an outdoor makeover, or if smaller changes are more your speed, Andy Nelson of Nelson Landscaping shared with us a wide variety of upgrades for any commitment level.
For those looking for a total transformation, consider upgrading your space with a beautiful latticed pergola that’s custom built for your backyard. Perfect for unwinding in the shade after a long day of work, pergolas can become the focal point of a garden or outdoor space or simply accent the space’s existing features. Outdoor kitchens also are a great option for those with grilling and outdoor entertaining on their minds. Water features and waterfalls are ideal options for those looking to bring some movement and tranquility to their yards. And for the ultimate seasonal comfort, an outdoor fireplace can add a warmth and glow to the space and make those chillier fall nights a little more enticing.
Landscape lighting is the perfect choice for those who have worked hard to cultivate a beautiful outdoor space but have no way to enjoy it after the sun sets. Lighting not only highlights plants and adds character to a home, but adds extra security at night. Other mid-range options include hardscaping such as walkways, stone edging and decorative rock, including big moss boulders and beds. In addition, retaining walls can be used to shape landscapes and add dimension to a lawn, while fire pits carve out an excellent entertaining area.
Want to make some small changes that could pave the way for something bigger in the future? Landscaping is the way to go, especially in the fall months. September and October are the best times of the year to plant because plant roots have nine months to establish before the onset of heat the next year. Nelson Landscaping specializes in plants that can withstand Oklahoma weather year-round and recommends landscape designs featuring customer favorites like Blue Atlas Cedars, Crepe Myrtles, Nellie Stevens Holly shrubs, Magnolia trees, flower pockets with mixed flowers and groundcovers.