Enhance Your Landscape this Winter with These Tips

In Fall on November 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Written by admin
The winter may seem like the time of year to pack it in and let your landscape rest under the snow, but there are some ways to make your landscape attractive even in the winter.  The snow and cold weather create a color scheme of white and gray and by adding a few accents around your yard, you can make your landscape stand out in relief of the colors created by the winter weather.  The following are winter landscaping tips that can really make your yard look beautiful under the snow. Tree Bark: During the winter, most trees lose their leaves which exposes their branches and trunks to the landscape.  With the trunks being the focal point in the winter, plant some trees with interesting or visually distinctive bark that will look good against the winter backdrop.  These types of trees and shrubs tend to be smaller so they can be planted easier into the landscape.  Examples of trees with distinctive bark texture include dogwoods and birch trees. Trees and Shrubs with Berries: There are many types of trees and shrubs that can be planted around a landscape that have berries which they hold onto into the winter.  The berries not only look nice in a winter landscape covered in snow, but they also provide food for birds that remain in your area through the winter. Evergreens: Evergreen bushes and trees are great plants to have in your winter landscape because they keep their color year round and they are available in several colors such as green, gold, and blue.  These plants make excellent focal points for a landscape not just in the winter, but year round as well. Hardscaping: The winter is the best time of year to assess your landscape for focal points which can be enhanced with hardscaping features.  Hardscape features are especially useful in the winter because they can create an interesting focal point and will survive the harsh weather without much care. Redecorate Containers: If your landscape has containers for plants such as window boxes or hanging baskets, they can be enhanced in the winter with miniature spruce or evergreen plants.  Placing plants like evergreens, spruces, hollies, or rhododendrons in these containers can really add some color into a winter landscape, though they must be watered during dry periods. Plant Four-Season Perennials: Some four-season perennials have foliage in the winter that can enhance a winter landscape.  Perennials such as ornamental grasses, hellebores, and dianthus have evergreen foliage and their low-creeping branches make them an excellent addition for winter landscaping. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful winter landscape that is sure to impress through the entire season.  If you would like to learn more about winter landscaping possibilities or ideas, you can contact the landscape professionals of Green T Landscaping. Comment »
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