22 of the Best Fall Landscape Ideas: #17 is Perfect!
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10 of the Best Fall Landscape Ideas

Everything that comes with the fall season makes many people feel warm inside. From fluffy blankets to cozy sweaters, and hot pumpkin lattes to perfect apple pies, fall is just that time of year. And while the fire inside is roaring and your living room decor might be outstanding, there’s no reason your landscape can’t have the same homey appeal.

Take advantage of the changing color of the leaves and upcoming holiday season, to bring something special to your outdoor space. There are some creative and aesthetically simple ways to turn your underrated landscape into a fall wonderland.

Whether you have a big or small area to work with, you’re sure to feel the seasons greetings when you start your renovations. Get ready for 10 fall landscaping ideas that the whole family will love!

1. Pumpkins and Plants

Orange pumpkin with a lovely autumn flower composition on the background of yellow fallen leaves
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Even if you don’t live next to a bunch of great color-changing foliage, that doesn’t mean you can’t work with what you got! This simple autumn decor features adorable plants potted inside a pumpkin. This just goes to show that as long as you’ve got that master of fall, the pumpkin, you can pretty much get as creative as you want.

If you’re worried about pumpkins rotting before the fall season is over, you could easily incorporate plastic pumpkins to ensure the scene will last all season.

2. Harvest Festival

Fall decor outside a house
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This would make a great picture background for a fall festival or a school autumn carnival. Even if you wanted to incorporate this cute scene into your own home landscape, you really can’t go wrong with such great colors and setup.

The hay barrels, rustic basket, and exposed brick only adds charm to the scattered pumpkins and gourds. Incorporating all kinds of fall-themed elements can’t hurt when it comes to getting that feel across. This would be the perfect setup for some outdoor photos.

3. Rock Garden

A lush green garden with waterfall cascading down the rocky stones
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This gorgeous rock garden and water feature would make a wonderful addition to any landscape – no matter what theme you’re trying to adhere to. As a fall landscape, this is a wonderful idea to keep that natural element in the changing of seasons.

Depending on what kind of foliage you have in your area, the colors of the surrounding landscape may differ or change completely. This is an easy way to let nature do its thing without having to add too much into the mix.

4. Pumpkin Porch

Halloween decorations
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You don’t necessarily have to go crazy when it comes to pumpkin placement. One or two of these glorious globes of orange will get the point across when it comes to fall landscaping.

This picturesque porch features a few strategically placed pumpkins that catch the sun for a pop of orange passersby would not miss. Sometimes less is more – especially when trying to decorate a gorgeous larger home like the one depicted.

5. Autumn Patio

Backyard Patio
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This patio doesn’t have a lot of pumpkins or frills involved. The space is letting nature be the star of the show; The natural foliage and trees are all this patio needs in order to incorporate that autumn feel into the mix.

Again, native plants will do so much for you as far as changing with the seasons to give the space that elegant, nature-kissed look. If you’re someone who likes your patio or outdoor areas to look clean, polished and organized, then a simpler idea like this one in the picture could be your go-to.

6. Traditional Autumn Bounty

Rural country home with porch decorated for Halloween with pumpkins, corn stalks and chrysanthemums.
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If you want to go all the way, by all means, go all the way. This fantastic porch will undeniably be one of the best houses on the block with all the pumpkins, gourds and classic autumn attributes.

Hay stacks are also a classic fall signature that actually serve a really useful purpose when stacking up pumpkins. They’re great to use if you are creating a background for photos. Everything about this front porch oozes the fall season and it looks adorable!

7. Zen Garden

large outdoor pond with waterfall and several large rocks
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This is a perfect example of how great natural foliage can look in your landscape. Having an included water feature is perfect for a Zen garden. And, these Japanese maple trees are changing colors with the season and look absolutely stunning doing it!

Most trees will naturally change colors with the seasons, but in case you have a landscape with trees or plants that don’t do this, you can always head over to a garden center to ask which trees will change color. There are plenty of plants that have that same effect, you just need to find out which ones will thrive in your area.

8. Fall Flowers

Daffodils in a fall garden
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Don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on all those autumn decorations? Plan in advance and plant flowers that will pop in brilliant fall colors. Fantastic oranges, yellows, ambers and browns can fill your landscaped area to invoke that fall feeling without lightening the wallet too much.

The best part of that idea is that the plants will look good all year long and you’ll know they’ll look even better come the fall season. Plant asters or purple coneflowers to see stunning fall blooms.

9. Backyard Fall Landscape

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This is a great landscaping idea for a backyard patio with steps. Already gorgeous and picturesque in itself, it’s really easy to add some of those smaller fall attributes to make the scene season ready. Not too many pumpkins here, but you could add some for plenty of fall fun. The trees and plants incorporated in the scene add a variety of texture and color perfect for fall. The placement in this photo is perfect and is an overall great idea for a backyard.

10. Autumn Walkway

Pathway lined with lush foliage and pumpkins on each side
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This is such a cute idea for a walkway! Imagine all the trick-or-treaters delight while walking up this fantastically decorated walkway to pick up their treats?

The trees are already natural path markers, so making individualized Halloween or fall scenes at each one is a great way to add a lot without overdoing it. I can already see the Jack-o-lanterns flickering on the night of Halloween.

Have It Your Way!

Don’t be afraid to add your personal touch and own flare to these designs and suggestions. The best part about decorating your landscape is that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder – so go full out!

You can decorate for multiple holidays during the fall season including Thanksgiving and Halloween so this is not the time to take decorations lightly. Just like how you take pride in your lawns appearance, your curb appeal during the fall season should be no different.

Just remember to always have pumpkins, try to use the natural landscape to your advantage, and have fun! So, which idea was your favorite? If you enjoyed this article feel free to share it with friends or leave a comment below! Seasons Greetings!