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An Often Overlooked Fall Landscaping Task

Fall is around the corner and there is more to think about than just a fall cleanup. It is also a great time to start thinking about what you enjoyed (and didn’t) about your landscape over the summer. Here are a few things to consider. What flowers did you enjoy? How would you change up the yard for next summer? What new outdoor living space elements would you like to incorporate in the future? Were there any drainage issues that needed to be addressed? Exploring these ideas while they are fresh in your mind is helpful for creating a landscape blueprint. Then when you work with a landscape designer, they will be able to take your vision and turn it into a reality.

Gardens and Flower Beds

For those that have gardens and flower beds, selecting a combination of flowers and plants that will bloom throughout the warmer months is key to having bright and interesting colors for many months. Adding in an organic mulch like Nutri Peat keeps the soil moist and helps cut down on watering, too. Don’t have any flower beds? There are a variety of options to choose from. For properties without much yard space, container gardening and window boxes are a great addition that adds life to your landscape. Container gardening and window boxes can also be used in large properties to create additional layers and add curb appeal. Garden beds can be added around the perimeter of your home or hardscapes, but they don’t have to stop there. Island bed gardens can be viewed from any angle and can help to break up sprawling yards.


Hardscapes are timeless classics that refuse to go out of style. They add value, create additional living spaces, and are a low-maintenance addition to your landscape. Hardscapes include patios, walkways, outdoor kitchens, steps, fireplaces, stone walls, and more. If you are unsure of what your property needs, Nurney Landscape & Design has over 35 years of experience designing and building right here in Bucks County. We will have no shortage of ideas! Depending on the weather, hardscape builds can extend late into fall and in recent years with mild winters we have been able to continue construction through the winter, too. In fact, fall and winter are a great time to get started on these projects so they are ready for entertaining come spring!


Almost every homeowner has had to deal with a drainage problem in their yard at some point. Whether the condition has resulted from back-to-back rain events and not enough pitch to your yard to effectively route the water away from the house, or something else, there are always solutions to the problem. The important thing to note is that drainage issues don’t solve themselves. If you notice any pooling water, cracks in the foundation, or basement flooding, now is the time to handle it. Getting ahead of drainage issues is one of the best things you can do for your landscape during the fall.

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Ready to put some life into your landscape? The experts at Nurney Landscape & Design can help create your dream landscape. One contact, no juggling multiple contractors or equipment, and a beautiful, well-managed landscape. That's the Nurney promise. To get started, contact us!


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