Fall Foliage Ideas for Your Yard

While we might be suffering through the hot Arizona summer temperatures, it is never too early to start planning for fall. Bring out the best colors in your landscaping by adding some incredible fall foliage to your yard. Here are some ideas to help make your yard the best it can be:

Get That Fall Color Landscape

While most native trees in Arizona do not have color changing leaves, you can still plant some trees that will offer just that. For that fall color of yellow, orange, and even red leaves we recommend planting the following in your yard: silk tree, paperback maple, Chinese pistache, Japanese maple, and the Japanese persimmon. Each of these trees is hardy enough to survive Arizona’s dry, hot summers and the potential for freezing temperatures during the winter. These trees can take several years to reach an age where they start producing leaves that will change colors with the seasons, so make sure to plan ahead. Since rainfall is sparse throughout the year in Arizona you can optimize the yard by planting the trees approximately 6 inches lower than the surrounding level.

Let the Flowers Bring a Pop of Color

Trees are not the only way to achieve some color during the late fall season. Plenty of flowers can help compliment your yard’s aesthetic with their late bloom. If you want a yard that is full of color, we recommend planting rain lilies, which will be in full bloom during September through October. While these plants are also not native to Arizona, they are persistent perennials and survive well in the Arizona heat. Make sure the soil dries out between each watering as most perennials need in Arizona. Once you have your rain lilies properly rooted in the soil, expect a colorful and vibrant backyard you will want to show off!

Best Shrubbery for Fall

To finish up your yard for fall try your hand at planting some burning bush. This foliage is popular in Arizona for its burning red color that is on display during the fall season. If the bush receives at least six hours of sun a day, you can expect this vibrant color all season long.

Pristine Landscape Just in Time for Fall

Do not let the hot Arizona summer get the best of you and let the trusted experts at New Image Landscape and Pools get your yard ready for fall. Our experts can help you bring out all of the color and maximize space in your yard just in time for fall.