The soil is warm so plants root quickly
The temperatures begin to moderate
Rainfall is more frequent, think less watering!
With all these benefits, perennials, in particular, will fully root prior to freezing.
Thinking of a landscape renovation? My uppermost principle is to wed your homes architecture to the landscape. Each should compliment the other. Let's investigate further.........
My hands down favorite!
WHY THIS WORKS; creating a focal point with the center protrusion . the 3 fountains repeat the color ways in the roof . the hardscape blends with the color ways of the siding
WHY THIS DOES NOT WORK; No thought to the landscape let alone to the magnificent architecture.
One of the aspects to think about is if you prefer asymmetrical, as above, or symmetrical designs. Many times the house will make that decision for you, however it is not a steadfast rule.
A symmetrical design that flows with the architecture.
WHY THIS WORKS; My favorite combination, the structured bones of the boxwood which mirrors the structured lines of this home and the randomness of the flowers which take a nod to a farmhouse
The white of the home is reflected in the flower selection
WHY THIS WORKS; symmetrical . the boxwood pattern is another layer as are the steps . an uncomplicated design for a contemporary home
WHY THIS DOES NOT WORK, WELL; A cape cod styled home, in it's grandest form to a simple cottage has a great landscape style. This looks like they ran out of money! How can I say this when in the above image I said simple can do well without upstaging the architecture? Now this is all personal opinion, but think this could have been so much more interesting.
WHY THIS WORKS; Planting are appropriate for the home . The fence matches the trim and the style . The arched arbor mirrors the windows and the porch,
WHY THIS WORKS; A GREAT blend of materials . the portico roof, door, containers, hardscape all play off each other.
NOTE: My fav bluestone called 'Full Range' has tones of browns in it and is less expensive!
WHY THIS WORKS; The hardscape blends with the stone on the house . The ball finial repeats the circular element on the portico and further enhanced with the boxwoods
en masse . The house is very austere, the plantings loose and sway with the wind, opposites attract
No doubt you are seeing the trend