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Our 5 Best Fall Annual Flower Ideas for Great Color at Your North Texas Home

Jack Moore
Sep 24, 2019 8:26:00 AM

Are you looking for a way to brighten up your landscape in the fall months? Fall annual flowers are one of the best ways to add instant color. Not only is that big for curb appeal, but it can go a long way in helping you enjoy your property more fully.

Flowers are a huge mood enhancer and that’s important to think about as you consider adding seasonal color to your landscape. The fall and winter can begin to look dreary as grass goes into dormancy and spring annuals have long since gone. But when you look outside and see some bright and colorful blooms, it can instantly lift your mood.

Of course, like any other landscaping project on your property, you want to get the most out of your investment. That’s why we’ve rounded up 5 of our best fall annual tips for homeowners in the Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, TX and surrounding areas.

1. The “Grassperson Mix” will Give you the Best Fall Annuals

Because seasonal color is a valued part of many of our clients’ maintenance packages, we’ve spent quite a bit of time developing the ideal mix of fall annuals that work best on most of our clients’ properties. 

Pansies in fall

We’ve come to call this the “Grassperson Mix” and it includes beautiful fall annuals like Pansies, Violas, Dusty Miller, Snap Dragons, Cabbage, and Kale. 

This fall mix will provide you with a spectacular burst of color and contains a mix of flowers that perform well in our area. They’re a great way to help make your landscape “pop” during the fall season.

2. The Color Scheme is Important 

Of course, the color scheme is an important detail when it comes to creating the ideal mix of fall annuals at your home. 

We chose the Grassperson Mix flowers as the primary annuals to use in many of our fall landscapes because they look fantastic together. But the way in which they are laid out is important. Creating the perfect look does require an eye for design which is why it’s best to work with a landscape professional. 

3. The Location is Vital to Success

Some of the biggest mistakes that are made in landscaping enhancement work are related to the location of the flowers. 

landscape technician planting flowers

For one, it’s critical that fall annuals for shade are planted where they won’t receive sun all day long. Conversely, fall annuals for sun should not be planted in the shade. Planting flowers in the wrong location is a common DIY mistake.

But beyond what your fall annuals need in order to thrive (sun vs shade), you should also think of location in terms of wow factor and overall enjoyment. Most of our seasonal enhancement work is being performed in areas of the property that get the maximum curb appeal. That includes front flower beds, front entryways, and around the driveway. 

front entryway landscape with flowers and shrubs

But, that’s not to say you have to ignore your backyard. If you have a deck or a pool area where you tend to sit outside and enjoy meals, you’ll want to consider the “enjoyment factor” of fall annuals, as well. They don’t just have to be about boosting curb appeal and making your home look great for others. They can also be in spaces where they’ll be more intimately enjoyed by you and your family.

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4. Spacing Matters, Too 

Spacing is also important. Spreading annuals “here and there” around your property isn’t going to have any wow factor. When they are scattered about, your landscape can actually begin to look cluttered.

Instead, annuals should be clustered in large groups where they can make a big and powerful impact. A big grouping of colorful flowers in a container or plant bed will absolutely give your property that impressive look that you’re going for. 

5. Remember Fall Annual Flowers Can Be Planted in Containers

While it’s fair to say that the majority of the seasonal color that we install is in plant beds, it’s important to note that we can also create beautiful container gardens of seasonal color for our clients. Some homeowners who really love flowers on their property even want both plant beds and container gardens for maximum enjoyment and curb appeal. 

container plants and flowers

You might think about adding a container on either side of your front porch to create a grand entrance. In the backyard, perhaps you’d like a big container down by the pool or on your deck or patio. We can do seasonal switch-outs for containers, giving you both spring and fall flowers to enjoy.

Keep in mind you can make a big impact with your container by choosing a gorgeous urn or a sculpture to plant your fall annuals in. The pot itself can play a major role in the overall presentation of your container garden.

Choosing Wisely for Landscaping Enhancements

Your landscaping is not only directly linked to the value of your home but it’s also inevitably tied to how much you enjoy your property on a daily basis. For that reason, it’s important that you choose wisely when it comes to landscaping enhancement work such as seasonal color.

Grassperson landscaping crew performing enhancement work

You’re not looking for a so-so seasonal installation. You want something that wows. Choosing a landscaping company in the Flower Mound, Lewisville, or Highland Village, TX area with a keen eye for design and that truly knows their stuff can be the difference between an average installation and one that is truly spectacular. Ultimate Guide to a lawn & Landscape RenovationReady to have a truly impressive Northern Texas yard with beautiful fall annuals? Get in touch with us so we can talk about some enhancements that might work best for your unique property.

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