We are well into the fall season. The leaves are changing colors, the days are shorter, and the temperature is dropping. When raking up the leaves on your lawn, do you notice if your hardscape is lacking some complementary design elements? A hardscape is much more than a stone pathway, patio, or wall. It’s the surrounding area, too! Read on for tips on how to dress up your hardscape before winter sets in.
Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean it’s too late to plant. In fact, there are a number of plants that thrive in the cooler temperatures. These include bulbs, garden mums, pansies, oakleaf hydrangea, Russian sage, and so many more. These plants would look beautiful above or below a wall, or along a pathway.
Shorter days means that the sun is setting earlier each day. Soon enough, it will be dark out before you even make it home from work! A good idea to keep you and your loved ones safe while walking in the dark is to set up lights along your stone pathway leading to the house. This illuminates the path, so you can steer clear of any obstacles or debris that you would track into the house.
Building a Hardscape
Masonry is tough work. It’s made even more arduous when done in the heat of the summer. Fall is the perfect time to lay down stone, as the cooler temperatures offer a breath of fresh air to the workers. If you notice loose stones or crumbling concrete, or if you want to design and install a hardscape, do it before winter rears its ugly head. You’ll want to stay ahead of the snow. For tips on treating your icy hardscape this winter, refer to our blog post tips for ice and snow removal.
This fall, we can help you plan, design, craft, and install the perfect design elements to complement your hardscape. Contact Arrowhead Landscaping by phone at 978-744-4487, or visit our website.