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Autumn is a great time to do some gardening and landscaping. There’s no reason why your yard should look drab and miserable during the fall. You can make the outside of your home look great all year round by trying these simple gardening and landscaping ideas.

Fill Your Garden With Color

Thanks to online plant sales, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to buy plants for your garden. Local nurseries and online companies sell everything you need to make your yard look amazing during all four seasons of the year. But if you don’t have a lot of time to spend shopping for gardening and landscaping accessories, shopping online is the way to go.

Filling your garden with color is a great idea when you want to quickly transform your yard. Be on the lookout for autumn flowering plants, such as pansies, sweet peas, and violas. They last a long time and need little care. Other hardly plants you should add to your list include varieties of lavender and rosemary.

Planting in Pots

Thanks to new manufacturing technologies, you can now buy pots made from materials that aren’t affected by frost. That means you can add beautiful pots to your garden and leave them out during the coldest months of the year. Once the plants have faded, you can add colorful candles, welcoming visitors to your garden.

Think About Local Wildlife

Attracting birds to your garden during the fall is another way to bring life into your gardening and landscaping projects. Find out which bird species are native to your area, so you can learn more about them. Many backyard birds eat seeds, and a choice of different mixtures can be found online or at your local garden center. Find out what the birds in your garden like, and you will soon have visitors from dawn until dusk. Birds are entertaining to watch, and it’s harder for wildlife to find food during these colder months, so you can feel good about providing them with an extra source of calories. Colorful bird feeders, or even a bird fountain with running water, can brighten up your garden. There’s no shortage of options when you’re gardening and landscaping. You can choose from both traditional designs and more modern styles.

Create a Deck

Would you like to make the most of the time you spend in your garden? In that case, maybe you should consider adding a deck or patio. Even a small deck or a raised platform can make a yard more interesting, and provide a gathering place. Once you’ve added a deck, you can then consider investing in outdoor lighting or a fire pit. Patio heaters are another option that can help to keep you warm, so you can spend more time in the garden during gatherings with loved ones.

Autumn Landscaping Designs

Gardening and landscaping projects don’t need to be huge or complicated. Simple projects are fun for the whole family. But if you’re interested in professional landscaping for your yard, contact us at Meadowbrook Design in Pleasant Hill, California. We can be reached by phone at (925) 200-3661, or click here to leave us a message through our website. Happy gardening!