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Getting Full Fall Foliage

Is it too late to landscape your garden for the fall season? No! With the aid of transplanting, fall flowers, shrubs, and vines are easy to transplant and will keep your home beautiful for this season and beyond. Here are some hardy annual and perennial species when considering your fall landscape design.


Incredibly hardy and perfect for cooler months, Chrysanthemums only start blooming in September and last until the beginnings of winter weather. With many different species, bloom shapes, and colors – including but not limited to yellow, orange, white, and red among others – mums are ideal for late-in-the-year gardening. Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil and under full sun exposure for best results.

Scarlet Sage

A perennial that’s often grown as an annual, Scarlet sage blooms from June until the first frosts of late fall and winter. Boasting bright red flowers, it will transport your garden into autumnal coziness. Want to bring the fall air in? Thankfully, Scarlet Sage does well indoors. Plant in moist, well-drained soil with at least partial sun.


Great perennial growers, Snapdragons flowers from spring until the weather gets frosty, making it ideal for cool climates. Unlike most flowers, snapdragons actually slow down in hot climates but still prefer full sun and rich, well-drained soil.
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Nippon Daisy

Also known as the Montauk daisy, this dainty white flower blooms from late summer until fall. Fairly lower maintenance than other flowers, they’re great both inside and outside with a healthy dose of full sun and average soil.

Autumn Joy

A hardy, low-maintenance plant that will survive and thrive in many different conditions, Autumn Joy blooms in the fall with small, star-shaped flowers. By the end of its blooming cycle, the flowers turn into a deep, full red color to brighten your garden. Plant in sandy, well-drained soil for best results.


Long-lasting dependable flowers, petunias can survive in most weathers and come in a variety of colors – commonly red, yellow, orange, purple, and white. Cutting your petunias in the summertime will encourage them to bloom again in the fall, so keep that in mind once winter’s come and gone. Overall, petunias prefer at least partial sun and rich, moist soil.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Looking for crisp leaves but have no room for trees? Oakleaf Hydrangea is perfect for four-season landscaping, an attractive shrub that blooms but is more coveted for its oak tree-like red, orange, and burgundy leaves. Plant in full sun for best growth and in moist, well-drained soil.

Can you feel the fall spirit is in the air? Mountain Road Landscaping is here to answer the call. Along with designing your perfect autumn landscape for maximum trick-or-treat curb appeal, we’ll also keep it looking great. Offering mowing, pruning, weeding, mulching, and more – call us today for no-hassle fall upkeep.