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Is Fall the Best Time for Landscaping?

Is Fall the Best Time for Landscaping?

Landscaping projects of all kinds become much easier in the fall!

Looking out onto a gloomy, autumn day, the last thing on one’s mind is blooming flowers. How could someone work on landscaping projects in this chilled weather? Actually, the fall is the best time for landscaping and all other kinds of outdoor renovations.


In the spring, plants invest their energy in sprouting new shoots and leaves and opening their flowers. In the cooler months, they go into dormancy. While the plants, shrubs, and trees are keeping their energy to themselves, they are establishing their roots better. Shrubs and trees especially are best planted in the fall. In the cool, moist dirt, their roots have a better chance of establishing themselves. As for the planters, the fall is an ideal time to avoid the hot and sweaty weather of the warmer months.


There is a myth that hardscaping cannot be done in winter, let alone fall. Again, it is much easier to haul and install driveways, walkways, patios, retaining walls, and sitting walls in a cool climate rather than a hot and humid one. It is only when the ground is frozen that work cannot be done. However, even if you decide the dead of winter is the time to get your hardscaping project underway, Maryland’s usually mild winters will probably accommodate. The plants themselves will help you out; when blooming has come to an end in the fall, it will be easier to establish the hardscape than in a yard crowded with foliage.

Outdoor Lighting

If you decide to install your new hardscape and landscape in the fall, thoughts on outdoor lighting can directly follow. As the daylight hours grow shorter and shorter, soon you can better determine how to place your outdoor lighting. With proper lighting, you can immediately enjoy your new outdoor spaces far into the new year. The darker evenings will give you and your professional outdoor lighting company more time to determine your lighting needs.

Pool Installation

For some, a swimming pool makes the final touch to a backyard. Since spring is the busiest time of year for pool installations, fall is the ideal time to get a head start. Michael Bryan Landscapes not only specializes in landscapes, hardscapes, and outdoor lighting; they also can design and install the pool of your dreams.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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