Late Summer is the Perfect Time to Plan for Fall

Hot, steamy, deep-summer days quickly give way to cooler summer weather. Early signs of autumn appear before the calendar even turns to September. Late summer is the perfect time to plan for fall. It’s time to think about the things we need to do to keep our patios, decks, gardens, and lawns in top shape until the first signs of frost.

Perfect time for outdoor lighting

Outdoor Landscape Lighting Cool September evenings are a lovely time to spend outdoors. Warm fires on late-autumn nights create a cozy gathering space for friends and family. As daylight grows shorter, lighting up our outdoor spaces becomes a priority for maximizing outdoor enjoyment.

Outdoor lighting can be as simple as string lights hung on fence posts, pergolas, and umbrellas. For more permanent options, installed fixtures highlight ornamental trees, water features, and fireplaces. Anything with structural interest, be it natural or architectural, can become a night-time focal point by simply casting creative light. Outdoor lighting is both practical and decorative. You can improve visibility and create drama, ambiance, or romance with specific lighting choices. Horizon’s landscape experts can guide you in creating a design that best fits your desires, space, and budget.

Perfect time for plantings and Sod

Perfect time for Sod InstallationSummer’s end may seem like the end of the gardening season, but this is the perfect time to think about fall plantings. Chrysanthemums are the most widely known and popular choice. Mums come in a variety of colors to create outdoor interest, but there are more fall flowering options than you may think. Both annuals perennials can be planted in late summer and enjoyed throughout the fall season. Additional choices add variety to your garden as the seasons change. Our landscape experts can help you select the plants and placements that will work best in your unique space.

Late summer is also the perfect time to revitalize your lawn. Bare patches and unsightly expanses can be transformed into lush, green lawns virtually overnight with sod. Sod gives you a convenient, instant lawn without the hassle of seeding, watering, and waiting. With quick installation and a short “keep off the sod” wait-period, your grass will be looking great and ready for fall family football games in no time. Contact Horizon today to set up a consultation.

Perfect time to plan ahead 

perfect time to plan for fall leaf removal As you prepare your fall landscape, this is the perfect time to plan ahead by scheduling an appointment with our leaf-removal team. Then you can enjoy the great outdoors without all the hassle of raking, blowing, and removing those leaf piles yourself. Our professionals work quickly and efficiently so that you can enjoy the beauty of your outdoor spaces without worrying about the mess.

From lighting and plantings to lawn care and leaf removal, Horizon offers full-service options for all your fall landscaping needs.


Spring timeThe thunderstorms and hurricanes of late summer and early fall are powerful reminders that we are not in control. Ultimately, they remind us that there is a God in heaven who does control the wind and the rain. It is not Mother Nature, but Father God, who created and sustains the Earth. While Mother Nature is an impersonal force, Father God is a personal being who created us to be in relationship with Him. This can only be accomplished through the saving work of His son, Jesus Christ. The next time you watch lightning flash across the sky or hear the thunder roll over the horizon, remember that the God who controls those things is also in control of your life. When you surrender to Him, the storms you encounter won’t overwhelm you anymore.


The Lord does whatever pleases Him throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths. He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from His storehouses.

Psalm 135:6-7