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Spruce up your landscaping with colors of Autumn

Spruce up your landscaping with colors of Autumn

While Florida may not be a tourist attraction for fall colors like New England is,  we can still satisfy our longing for stunning "fall color" in our landscapes through a strategic use of tropical foliage plants. You can capture all of Autumn's reds, oranges, yellows and browns by knowing what to plant. With proper planning, you can then carry over and transform your fall display through Christmas and even Valentine's day.

To begin in the fall, consider the always popular crotons or coleus. Typically, Crotons grow up to 4-6 feet high and provide a lasting burst of color to your landscape. Use coleus to add a beautiful kaleidoscope of classic fall hues. These will vary in height from 12-36 inches.

A herbaceous perennial that comes in a stunning array of reds and greens reminiscent of northern climates are Cordylines. Paired with Heliconia oranges and yellows, the combination works perfectly for a fall display.  Incorporate Dracaena marginal for a backdrop of colorful, long leaves. At full maturity, these specimens can reach 10-12 feet tall, but they're easily maintained at 6-8 feet with proper pruning. Dracaena prefers well-drained soils and adapts to light conditions ranging from shade to full sun.

For midlevel color with spiky foliage ranging from orange to brown, you'll want to add bromeliads. Reaching a maximum height of only 2-3 feet, these plants  thrive in our tropical climate. Most varieties of bromeliads grow beautifully within a beautiful shady spot within the landscape. One type of bromeliad is called Guzmania. It provides brilliant splashes of "autumn-rescue" reds, oranges and yellows. Combined with the touches of reds and greens found in the bromeliad called Neoregelia your landscape can quickly be taken from Autumn right over into the holiday season with months of striking color and natural care.

One of the greatest things about all of these tropicals is that they can either be added straight into your garden or placed in containers to decorate patios, porches, and entranceways. To transform from Autumn to Christmas and even Valentine's day, all you need to do is swap out your orange and yellow selections with plants bursting with hues of reds and whites.

So whether you put your plants in the ground or into pots - for gorgeous bursts of fall color, now is the time to do it! Enjoy discovering the beauty of autumn with the colors these tropical foliage and flowers provide. Add a fun, decorative scarecrow, a couple of pumpkins and voilà – instant fall, right here in Florida!

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A very talented and professional work crew. Checked with us at every stage to be sure we were pleased with the project. Highly recommend!

Louis Emond
October 13, 2019

I would highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping for any and all landscape work. Their staff was very courteous and professional through the entire process, before and after the sale. The work was started and completed in a timely manner and the workmanship on my retention wall was excellent.

Jose Orench
September 13, 2019

Outstanding on quality of materials used. The work was performed as advertised in a timely manner. Very satisfied with Mr. Steve's performance. The plants look great and my landscaping is beautiful! Thank you once again Mr. Steve.

Deborah Owens
September 13, 2019

We just had our landscaping done by Steve and his crew and we are so happy with the amazing results! From day 1, we were provided with great customer service and they were so helpful with going over the different options. We also appreciate that they took their time to really explain how to care for our new plants We definitely recommend this company

Sonia Rumancik
September 3, 2019

We are very happy with the service and quality of work that Steve and his team did for us. We were quoted on Saturday and within a week the work was completed. The crew worked late and even during the rain to complicate the job. They cleaned up and left everything spotless. Beautiful!

Linda Trudeau DiCarlo
September 3, 2019

I highly recommend Mansfield Landscaping. Steve sat down with my wife and I and came up with a design that we loved. He went over every concern we had. His staff was professional and explained every step of the process and walked us through to make sure we were happy with every stage. Steve thank you and your employees for a dream come true.

Eric Ocasio
August 25, 2019

Mansfield landscaping is a professional upstanding company! They did everything we asked of them and more! They came early and worked late until everything looked perfect. They placed all of the plants and asked me before they were planted if that was how I wanted them and if I wanted more anywhere. All of the workers were respectful. I would highly recommend Mansfield landscaping to anyone who wants a job done right!! Thank you Mansfield landscaping!

Jodie Dolan
August 21, 2019

Hired Mansfield Landscaping to re landscape my yard. I was extremely pleased with the work they did for me. The job was completed to my satisfaction and on time. The crew was very professional. I would highly recommend them.

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