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Fall Landscape: Why Do Leaves Change Color? Cumming, GA
Fall Landscaping Cumming GA

One of the most loved traits about Autumn is the leaves changing color. As you watch the leaves transform from green to a vibrant orange, yellow or red, have you ever thought about why or how this happens? The science found in nature is quite fascinating.

Leaves remain green due a chemical called chlorophyll, which is the same chemical that helps make photosynthesis happen. As the shorter days of autumn approach, the trees “know” that winter is coming. Since photosynthesis does not occur during winter (due to lack of light and water), the trees begin shutting down their food-making process and rely on stored food instead. In doing so, the chlorophyll chemical that makes the leaves green will slowly dissipate.

The browns, reds, oranges and yellows that begin to emerge are simply the colors that have been there all along; the chlorophyll green has just covered them up during the summer and spring! Each tree type has a certain color, such as deep reds for Maple and brown for Oak. Together, they bring out a breathtaking combination of fall foliage colors for us to enjoy. The leaves will begin to turn green again when the days get longer and the trees restart photosynthesis.

At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we have a deep understanding and appreciation for the changing seasons. We offer a full range of landscaping services to ensure your lawn achieves its best appeal during each season. Let us know if you have concerns about your fall landscape!

Posted on behalf of Pannone's Lawn Pros & Landscaping

1444 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Phone: (678) 294-0351


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Jeffrey H.

Got sod and dirt. Both delivered on time, reasonably priced, and high quality (only found 2 rocks in 6 cubic yards of dirt and only 1 rectangle of sod out of 5 pallets was mangled). Both drivers friendly and were able to maneuver around my yard to put the stuff where I wanted it. Mostly appreciate that every time I called, someone picked up the phone rather than an answering machine. Would choose again.

Denise D.

We've purchased dark brown mulch from other landscape supply companies in Canton and the mulch always faded within a couple of days but then our landscaper told us to get our mulch from GLM Sod and Landscape supplies, so we decided to try them out and after an entire year, the mulch is still dark and looking great! I'll pay a few dollars extra to have our mulch delivered from Milton from now on - it just makes good sense!

Peter G.

Huge thank you to GLM for great professional products, as well as impeccable service! I will definitely be back to purchase more for future projects!