Autumn brings a unique charm to the landscape with its vibrant colors and crisp air. It’s an ideal time for businesses to refresh their outdoor spaces to welcome the new season. At Estes Landscaping, we understand the importance of adapting your commercial property’s landscape to fit the season. Here are some creative fall landscaping ideas that can enhance the beauty and appeal of your commercial property.

1. Embrace Autumn Colors

Incorporate plants that offer spectacular fall colors. Trees like maples or birch, shrubs such as burning bush or sumac, and perennials like chrysanthemums and asters can add a pop of color to your landscape.

2. Seasonal Decorations

Decorations are an easy way to celebrate the season. Consider adding hay bales, pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks for a festive touch. These elements can create an inviting atmosphere for customers and employees.

3. Plant Fall Flowers

Plant flowers that thrive in cooler temperatures. Pansies, violas, and ornamental cabbages and kales are excellent choices for adding life and color to your fall landscape.

4. Refresh Mulch

A fresh layer of mulch not only enhances the appearance of your landscape beds but also provides protection for plant roots as the temperature drops.

5. Container Gardens

Use container gardens to add seasonal flair to entrances, patios, and outdoor seating areas. Containers filled with fall plants and decorative elements are versatile and easy to maintain.

6. Lighting Adjustments

As days get shorter, good lighting becomes even more critical. Ensure that your landscape lighting is adequate for safety and comfort, and consider adding accent lights to highlight trees and architectural features.

7. Lawn Maintenance

Continue to care for your lawn in the fall. Aeration, reseeding, and fertilization can help prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead and ensure it remains healthy and attractive.

8. Preparing for Winter

Begin winter preparations by protecting sensitive plants, draining irrigation systems to prevent freezing, and clearing gutters and drainage areas to prevent water damage.

9. Hardscape Maintenance

Inspect walkways, patios, and other hardscapes for needed repairs before winter. Fixing cracks and damage can prevent further deterioration due to freezing and thawing cycles.

10. Create a Welcoming Entrance

Your entrance is the first thing visitors see. Use fall-themed decor, such as wreaths and welcome mats, to create a warm and welcoming entrance.


Fall offers an opportunity to showcase your commercial property in a new light and prepare it for the upcoming winter. With these landscaping ideas, you can create a space that is both beautiful and functional. At Estes Landscaping, we are committed to helping you achieve the perfect autumn landscape for your business. Contact us for more ideas or assistance in implementing your fall landscaping strategy.