7 Benefits of Seasonal Landscape Color All Year Long

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    Everyone likes a little color in their lives.

    This is especially true with landscaping.

    Amazing blooms bursting with bountiful, bright, bold hues add visual appeal and intrigue to your Kansas City home landscape.

    A well-planned landscape design will include a great mix of perennials, trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses that add solid base colors and textures to your landscape. But you might be looking for that extra boost of brilliant shades throughout the year. That’s where seasonal color flowers can come into play.

    Landscape magazines showcase eye-catching, irresistible, and inspirational backyard oases that have layered color looks. These fetching vistas usually include seasonal color and flower installations to add awakening to spring, pop to summer, depth to fall, and warmth to winter.

    Not sure about the power of seasonal color or how you can make this continuous color a part of your home landscape? It’s OK. We’ve got you covered.

    Let’s talk about the many benefits of seasonal color and ways you can bring year-round hues and textures to your very own relaxing retreat.

    What is Seasonal Color?   

    You may hear the term seasonal color and not know what it means.

    Seasonal color flowers are annual flowers that are changed throughout the seasons to provide high-impact color and fullness in a short amount of time.

    What Are Seasonal Color Flower Ideas That You Can Use Throughout the Seasons?  

    Landscape professionals will rotate seasonal color throughout the year to add flowers that thrive at various times of the year, replacing those that are spent.

    For instance, High Prairie Outdoors will rotate seasonal color flower displays in pots and landscape beds up to six times a year.

    1. Spring (March)

    2. Summer (May)

    3. Fall (September)

    4. Halloween Display (October)

    5. Winter Greens (December). This can be combined with holiday lighting.

    Late Winter (February). This one actually kicks off the season because everyone is yearning for something fresh and colorful to look at during this time of year in Kansas City.

    How Do Seasonal Color Installations Work?  

    You can opt for seasonal color flowers during just one season or up to six times per year.

    To obtain a seasonal color display that matches your vision, following a proper process with your landscape designer can ensure you achieve an eye-catching result.

    Start by meeting with your landscape account manager so you can discuss your desired scope, which seasons you’d like to highlight, your color and flower preferences, and, of course, your budget.

    After this discussion where you get your questions answered and provide insight to your landscape account manager, he or she will then provide you with a proposal and plan. Once that’s approved, your landscape design and installation company will acquire the proper materials, set a schedule, and install your flowers.

    In addition to seasonal color installations, you may also opt for a seasonal color care program to give your blooms fertilization and remove spent blooms – all which encourages more color and a tidy appearance.

    7 Benefits of Seasonal Flower Bed Displays  

    There are many significant health and well-being benefits that come from emphasizing the natural progression of the seasons with seasonal color flowers.

    Seasonal flowers are the best way to take your landscaping design from bland to grand. They are that something extra – that icing on the cake, if you will – that gives you color splashes that embrace the tone of each season.

    Consider these many benefits that seasonal color can bring.

    1. Seasonal Color Adds a Curb Appeal Boost  

    Seasonal color flowers provide instant curb appeal to your Kansas City residence.

    Pops of complementary color create an attractive look that appeals to passers-by, home buyers, neighbors, and guests.

    A home without color can seem pretty drab. Adding sunny shades and beautiful blooms can convey a more pleasing aesthetic.

    2. Seasonal Color Improves Property Value  

    Seasonal flower beds in a landscape improve a property’s appearance almost immediately, increasing that property’s value.

    According to Virginia Tech research, a well-landscaped home has a 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent price advantage over a home with no landscaping.

    Further, landscape economists say good landscaping can add up to 28% to a home’s overall value. And a Clemson University professor said even taking your landscaping efforts from good to excellent could add significant value to your home – at least 6 percent to 7 percent.

    3. Seasonal Color Boosts Joy   

    Colorful landscapes boost and benefit not only your home value and curb appeal, but also your mood.

    The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightening feelings of life satisfaction. Your feelings of joy will elevate through the dopamine release that happens every single time you look at your flowers, which is often several times a day. Dopamine is a chemical released in your brain that makes you feel good and is important for your body and brain.

    This positive impact on your emotional health promotes happiness, calmness, well-being, and a sense of ease. As you celebrate the seasons, you experience a decrease in stress and an increase in feelings of contentment.

    4. Seasonal Color Brings Welcome Brightness   

    Flowers in seasonal landscaping that are brightly colored bring those welcome variations and color splashes that everyone needs as seasons change. This is especially true after a long winter in Kansas City.

    Not only do bright flowers bring gorgeous views for you, they also attract insects for pollination.

    5. Seasonal Color Encourages Traditions   

    Building traditions and celebrating the seasons through seasonal landscaping helps create more meaningful experiences.

    Life experiences can have direct impacts on life fulfillment. Emphasizing traditions with seasonal color rotations is one of the easiest ways to create these memories.

    6. Seasonal Color Softens Harsh Architectural Lines  

    Plants are used in landscapes to soften the hard edges of buildings like your home, as well as hardscapes in your yard.

    Plants that change color through the season do this by drawing the eye away from hard edges and toward bold blooms.

    7. Seasonal Color Flowers Have a Positive Impact on the Environment   

    Seasonal blooms, as well as other trees, shrubs, and plants, have a positive impact on the environment by producing oxygen, filtering the air you breathe, and helping to control soil erosion.

    Colorful flowers promote a healthy ecosystem and biodiversity that nourishes the surrounding environment.

    Ready to Add a Little More Color to Your Life?   

    The more you can emphasize the seasons, holidays, and progression of time through seasonal color flowers, the more you get a chance to pause and enjoy those moments.

    Dollar for dollar, there are truly few investments that return as much impact to your overall excitement for each season than color.

    Every time you come home and see your flowers, and every time you look out a window to appreciate the seasonal display, and every time you get a chance to change up your colors, you get a boost of joy.

    If you want a bit more color in your life and aren’t sure where to start, give High Prairie Outdoors a call. Our experts love color, too, and would love to show you how we can incorporate brilliant blooms in your life each and every season.

    Ready to see how High Prairie can transform your Kansas City home landscape with seasonal flowers? We’d love to share our design and installation expertise with you. Get started today with a free consultation. Together, we can prepare a design that you will love and your neighbors will envy.


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    About The Author

    Robyn is a 2009 Graduate of the Kansas State University Department of Horticulture. She grew up in South East Kansas where she graduated from Humboldt High School. She was a Kansas State University Leadership Scholar and President of the Horticulture Club. She married Bret in 2009 and they have a daughter Ellie, born in 2021. Their family is completed by three adopted dogs.

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