Northeast Gardening – Add Some Life to Your Outdoor Deck or Patio in the Fall

The Northeast is known for its lush and bountiful foliage. All the deep greens and bright colors are striking at first sight. But you may be wondering what to grow this season. Here is a list of steadfast fall plants that will thrive in your region. These plants can be a great addition on or around your deck. If you are the type of person who loves to spend a cool morning or quiet evening outside, then add some new life to your deck, front porch, or garden with these plants:


Pansies:  Pansies are one of the most beloved cool weather annuals. These soft and delicate flowers are surprisingly hardy.  With many colors to choose from, pansies will make a great addition to any garden. If you want these flowers to bloom in the winter, then you should plant seeds in the summer. But make sure to plant in late winter for early spring and summer blooming.


Crocus: Crocuses are a pretty, yet tough little plant. This perennial bulb will give your garden some color even when there is snow covering the ground. Be sure to plant this bulb in the fall before the ground freezes. A bonus of having this beauty in your garden is that they spread and come back year after year.


Lilyturf: Lilyturf is a popular plant that stays green year-round. The blue and white flowers it produces are completely gorgeous and add a bit of whimsy to any deck or garden. You can rest assured knowing that this durable plant will last into winter.


Dwarf Fountain Grass: This plant is ideal for the fall since their elegant, silvery, bottle brush plumes produce at this time. You will want to follow a regular watering schedule for the first growing season to establish a deep root system. The Dwarf Fountain Grass will also give your garden winter interest.


Mountain Fleece Flower: The Mountain Fleece Flower is an easy perennial to grow, even for the not so green thumbs. This large and abundant plant blooms beautiful, thin, red flower spikes from summer to fall.  Make sure to grow this species in full sun to partial shade to ensure longevity.


Adding some extra color to your landscape along with the crisp fall air will make your outdoor space a peaceful sanctuary. Do you live in another region and need some seasonal gardening advice?  Click here to find out what to plant in your neck of the Northeast woods! If you’re not satisfied with your current deck or porch, give us a call: 1-88-232-3915. We’d love to help you with all your decking and deck tile needs.

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