This past summer, Garrett Churchill spent some time in Horsham, where we installed a gorgeous stone paver walkway and porch and illuminated the property with landscape lighting.

With the scorching summer months finally a thing of the past, and cooler weather making its way toward us, the homeowners asked us to come back to add some beautiful new plants to their yard. Those of you who have followed us for a while know that fall is our favorite time to plant: cooler weather puts less stress on new plants, while still-warm soil encourages root establishment.


For this project, we planted a specimen Japanese white pine surrounded with summer blooming spirea, nandina firepower, blue maid holly, and fountain grass. We planted two cryptomeria to frame the front steps, and a columnar spruce to the far right of the house for some additional height.

The bed we installed along the rear and side property line to provide some screening and privacy last fall is filling in nicely. There were a number of trees there to start but not enough to give them the privacy they were looking for so we stripped out all of the grass to make a larger planting bed and filled in around the existing trees spirea, skip laurel, butterfly bush, and green giant arborvitae.

Depending on what plants you’re looking to add to your landscape design, planting in the fall might be the right choice for you. Let the experts at Garrett Churchill take a look at your property and discuss a landscape design and timeline that will work best for you and your needs.

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Andy Sykes

Andy Sykes is the owner of Garrett Churchill Inc.