How to Keep on Top of Landscaping in WinterJanuary 10, 2019
There are lots of reasons as to why you should be worried when the winter season kicks in; the colours of the plants dissipate to leave a grey and white palette. Since very few plants will be left to plant, most people will think that there are very few tips that are available for improving their landscape. But if you plan carefully in the other seasons, you can end up with a very sustainable landscape that can bloom in the winter season.
Let us look at five landscaping tips that can be used during the winter season to leave your yard looking beautiful throughout the year.
During the winter season, evergreens bloom. Firstly, evergreens are not only made up of green plants. There are blue plants like the dwarf blue spruce, yellow plants like the Gold Thread false cypress, and other plants that have different colours. The beauty about evergreens is that they stand out as focal points throughout the year, and this makes them really important during the cold season. It is important to have a few evergreens around the house to make your garden look alive.
Many shrubs and trees produce berries that remain visible through the winter. Not only will they make your landscape beautiful, but they will also be a source of food for birds. For instance, crab apple trees can be a good addition to your landscape.
Concentrate on the bark
During winter, deciduous trees lose their leaves, exposing their trunks and branches. You can take advantage of this phenomena by planting ornamental trees that have a really great visual appeal on their unique barks. Most of the shrubs and trees that fall in this category can be easier to place in the landscape because they are smaller. Examples of trees you can plant include birch trees and dogwoods which have great colour and texture on their barks.
Your hardscapes are your pillars
The cold winter season provides you with an opportunity to asses your landscape. It is important to use this time to check on where to place additional focal points. You might even realise that you might not need a plant to enhance your landscaping. You can discover that you possibly need either a garden sculptor, an arbour, a bench, or a trellis to boost the look of your garden.
Plant four season perennials
The best winter landscaping plants are perennials that have evergreen foliage, like hellebores, dianthus, or ornamental grasses. Before you get a perennial, ensure that it has a label that indicates that it has foliage in the cold season so that you can view it throughout all seasons.
You can also decide to stock up research plants, and other non-plant elements that you will need for the coming year. Try to write down the type of plants you need to experiment with next year and also any changes that you want to have in your garden.