Fall is filled with warm colors and a cozy atmosphere. This feeling can be extended into your landscape design with these colorful landscaping ideas for your Yorktown, NY, yard:
When fall arrives, the first gift of color we are presented with is the changing colors of the leaves. If your yard is lacking deciduous trees with colorful leaves, then you’re missing out on the best of what this season has to offer. Let the landscaping experts at Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. help you find the best combination of trees to turn your yard into an autumn wonderland. One stunning species of tree that is popular in the Yorktown area is the maple tree. The Red Maple, or Acer Rubrum, is a mid-sized tree, so a sprawling estate is not needed for it to grow. These trees grow 2 to 3 feet per year and turn a bright red in fall. Another classic maple tree, which is also the New York State Tree, is the Sugar Maple. The Sugar Maple has similar characteristics to the Red Maple, but tends to grow to be taller.
The time it takes for you to enjoy fall colors in your yard is, fortunately, shorter than you might think. Trees that already have produced leaves at 5-7 feet tall can be planted for you to enjoy this season.
Fall is around the time of year that our feathered friends fly south for the winter. Before the last of them leave on their journey, add a set of bird feeders to your yard to attract the remaining colorful birds. Have them set up near your favorite place to relax in your yard for afternoons of bird-watching. Other than the obvious benefit of attracting birds, a bird feeder makes your yard appealing to other creatures, such as squirrels, that will be stocking up for the winter.
Available in all sorts of colors and styles, lighting can be a great way to liven up the mood at night with warm shades of yellow, orange, and red. Have lanterns installed on posts throughout your lounging area to create a warm glow across your patio, or near your fire pit to create a soft lightsource to supplement the light from the fire. Consider enhancing your outdoor dining area with warm lighting that will complement the colors of the season. A nearby fireplace or gas-heater will ensure comfort, even as the evenings become cooler.
If you have walkways throughout your property, small path lights are perfect for keeping it lit while still incorporating warm colors into your landscape. Whatever the use, lights can bring some much-needed color to fall evenings.
A Gazebo with Stone PIllars
Create a spot in your backyard for you and your family to enjoy this fall by adding a gazebo with stone pillars. For incorporating fall colors into this design, consider using flagstone accents for the stone pillars. This, combined with the rich reds and browns of the stained wood of the gazebo or pergola frame, will add warmth and charm to your landscape.