Adding Color To Your Landscape

The impact of adding color in your landscape or patio can’t be overstated. Brightening your landscape, paver patio, or front entrance with color can be achieved through a variety of sources.

Add color to your entrance. Create a planting bed of flowering perennials or colorful annual flowers to draw the eye toward an entrance.

Flowers near vegetables. Plant a flower garden near or around your vegetable garden; adding color to your garden and attracting more pollinators.

Flower-filled pots. Another easy way to color to your landscaping is through colorful flowers in containers or hanging baskets. Planted flower pots can be moved around and changing out the plants can keep them colorful throughout the seasons. For inspiration, check out some of the seasonal color Landscape Associates has added to their clients’ landscaping.

Colorful foliage. Look beyond flowers to add color. Dramatic interest can be gained by using landscape plants with variegate or purple leaves. At the same time you will be providing season-long color in your landscaping.

Colorful furniture. Use color to make your outdoor furniture pop as the focal point of your patio. Choose new outdoor furniture with color or replace cushions with more colorful ones. Bring new life to old wooden furniture with a fresh coat of bright paint.

Colorful containers. An easy way to add some color is to use colorful plant containers. Then contrast the color with the flowers planted. Have a shady spot in your landscaping that needs more color? Add some colorful plant containers to brighten it up.

Tile. Look for colorful tiles accents on landscape features such as bird baths, water features, or stepping stones. Have an outdoor kitchen planned? Discuss adding colorful tile accent with the landscape designer or landscape contractor.

Colorful décor. Incorporate some colorful yard art throughout your landscaping. Yard art is usually designed to endure the elements so it will add interest year round. Elevate the color off the ground by adding colorful wind chimes, bird houses, or bird feeders. Maybe you even have a landscape structure you can hang them from.

Fresh take. Take some time when planning your flower garden, water garden, or rock garden to walk around your landscaping and look for new places you can add color. Seek help from friends who will have a fresh perspective or hire a professional like Landscape Associates.