August 06 2019

5 Landscape Investments for the Fall Enthusiast

Do you begin to dream of fall during the dog days of summer? By the time September starts, can you almost taste your first pumpkin latte of the season? Autumn in New Jersey is everything, especially for the homebodies who like to be cool, comfortable and cozy. If that’s you, consider investing in your outdoor space to make your home all the more enjoyable in fall.

Landscape Lighting
One of the gripes people often have with fall is that the days get shorter and the weather gets rainy, but you can play into these elements with proper lighting. It’s well-known that lighting and ambiance go hand in hand. Instead of viewing your landscape lighting as a utility, think of it as a creative design feature. See how High Tech can help set your fall mood with landscape lighting.

Fire Pit
Nothing says “fall” like a night by the fire, sipping hot cider and roasting marshmallows. A fire pit makes a wonderful gathering place for your family and guests, right in your backyard. Better yet, you can enjoy it practically year-round (yes, even in winter). High Tech builds all types of fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. Let one of our landscape design experts walk you through the options.

Outdoor Furniture
After making it through the heat and humidity of summer, you’re going to be ready to embrace the change of weather. Even those who live for summer will admit to liking that fall feeling. Create a “cool” space for the season with outdoor furniture. Don’t worry, there are many materials made to withstand rain and extreme temperatures (think wicker, aluminum and plastic). Just be sure to purchase coverings for when winter arrives.

Fall Flowers
Whether you’re planting annuals or perennials, fall flowers bring bright pops of color to your garden and landscape. A few of our favorites include mums, pansies and ornamental kale. And remember, you typically want to be planting at least a few weeks ahead of the season for which you’re preparing. That means if you’re reading this in August and wanting flowers in fall, it’s time to get started!

Trees
What would fall be without foliage? For all of the scenic drives, hikes and parks New Jersey has to offer, there’s nothing quite like seeing your own trees turn colors. Our top choice: red maple. It’s one of the first trees to change in fall, and a true standout with its fiery red foliage.

Looking to create the landscape of your dreams this fall? High Tech can help. Book your fall landscaping today!