Preparing for Fall and Winter Landscaping

by | Aug 11, 2022

Although there are still several more weeks of warm weather in Baton Rouge, now is a great time to begin planning your fall and winter landscaping. Many plants that will thrive in Baton Rouge in the winter need to go into the ground early in the fall to truly look their best. Taking the time to plan out a winter landscape now will keep your home or business looking vibrant even as grass and summer flowers start to turn brown and die off as cooler weather approaches.

Winter Flowers to Plant in the Fall in Baton Rouge

Although summer is often considered the best time for flowers, many blooms do best in Baton Rouge in the winter, particularly in the warmer local climate. Some of the flowers you could consider planting this fall includes:

  • Geraniums
  • Pansies
  • Carnations
  • Violets

When planted from seed, these flowers will begin blooming later in the fall and can continue to flower throughout much of the winter, especially if you provide regular fertilization and trim off any blooms that are starting to wilt. If you are planting seedlings or established flowers, they can go in the ground a little later in the season. 

Fall and winter are also the best times for planting several varieties of trees and shrubs in Baton Rouge since the cooler temperatures make it easier for these plants to become established before they endure the heat. But you do still need to be aware of the potential for cold snaps that could put too much stress on new plants. Those that thrive in cooler temperatures and will generally do well planted in the winter include shrubs and trees like:

  • Azaleas
  • Magnolias
  • Willow Oaks
  • Vytex Trees
  • Hydrangeas
  • Camelias

One of the best ways to be sure that you have beautiful fall color at your property is with seasonal color changeouts from Leeson Landscape. For many of the properties we work with, we can plant fall-ready flowers that will offer beautiful blooms and colors to keep your property looking beautiful all year long. Contact our team for more information on our year round landscaping services in Baton Rouge.