Maintaining a beautifully manicured and landscaped lawn shouldn’t end in the late fall. Winter can be a time of vibrant colors, fascinating plants and a different type of beauty. Keep your home interesting all year long with winter landscape tips that will keep your neighbors enthralled, and keep a smile on your face each time you see your home. The good news: evergreens are definitely not your only option for great winter landscaping!
Height Is Your Friend
It stands to reason that the first criteria for creating a memorable winter wonderland is that you must be able to see the plants above the snow! Taller options such as ornamental grasses, holly bushes and shrubs are a great bet, and they stay gorgeous all year ’round as well. Taller plants with bright colors are also more likely to attract interesting birds, making for a fun way to pass the time while you’re stuck inside during cold weather.
Breaking Out of the Ordinary
Bright red branches on a snowy landscape can be quite extraordinary, which is one of the reasons that we love the red twig or red osier dogwood trees. The colorful bark on these decorative trees boasts loads of stunning white blooms and fruit in May, but winter is when it really struts its stuff.
Hellebores and dianthus are only two of the many four-season perennials that offer a new look in the coldest seasons with evergreen foliage that looks fantastic under a light dusting of snow in the winter. Go with a variety of heights to create an interesting corner of your garden that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and hopefully some cute birds to watch!
Winter landscaping would not be complete without some maintenance, so be sure to stock up on all the parts that you’ll need such as batteries, chainsaw blades and more from Ralph Helm, Inc. Lawn Equipment Center. Learn more about dormant seeding for your lawn to get ready for the cold months ahead on our most recent blog post.