Do you see pictures of the fall foliage of the Northeast and dream of experiencing that in Florida? While we Floridians don’t get the chance to see changing leaves that magically fall to the ground, we can experience the beautiful fall colors in our gardens. And while our friends in the Northeast have to clean out and winterize their gardens and flowerbeds, we get to experience year-round blooms. Here are some tips to help with fall gardening and bringing those beautiful rich colors of fall to life in your yard.
Tips For Fall Gardening
Before we dive into those beautiful flowers and plants that can add splendid color to your garden, it’s important to review some important tips to make sure your blooms don’t bite the dust.
- Soil needs to be built up with good, nutrient-rich organic matter to help boost blooms
- Fertilizing should consist of hearty, slow-release product
- Watering needs to be measured, scheduled, and consistent
Annuals and Perennials That Can Add Beautiful Fall Colors to Your Garden
Ready for some bright, warm, and breathtaking fall colors in your garden? Be sure to add these for a beautiful bright pop of color:
- Pansies – with colors like red, white, yellow, and purple, they add some beautiful color as well as being compact and durable. They are not ideal for the scorching summer sun, so be sure to plant once the season changes.
- Snapdragons – these flowers can range from six inches to three feet tall, come in a rainbow of colors like deep reds, rich oranges, and bright yellows. Try an autumn mixture to replicate the beautiful fall colors we don’t naturally get here in Florida.
- Chrysanthemums – often called mums, they are the ideal Florida fall addition to your landscape. Whether you want a few in containers or to mass plant them in flower beds, these gorgeous, versatile, and durable flowers in their colors of yellow, orange, red, and purple are a must-have.
We hope that our fall gardening guide gave you the inspiration you have been longing for to have the beautiful autumn colors come alive in your Florida garden. We are reaching what is considered the dry season in Florida, so you’ll want to be consistent and regular with watering. It is best to get your irrigation system checked out by the specialists at Challenger Irrigation before the start of the season to ensure that it is functioning properly and reaching the roots of the plants during watering. We service Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and can install a new irrigation system or repair your old system to make sure your garden produces beautiful fall blooms for you to enjoy. Call us to set up an appointment today.