It’s the middle of December. How is your winter landscape looking?
As the winter solstice is getting closer, and temperatures are beginning to drop significantly, these colder elements can negatively impact your landscape. There are ways you can make the most of the season and turn your winter landscape into one that you and your guests can enjoy. If you want to maintain and enhance your winter landscape, consider using a few of the following ideas.
Install Distinctive Hardscape Features
Hardscape features can be the perfect focal points to use to complement naturally-occurring areas that already exist in your landscape. By installing pathways, for example, you provide a firm walking ground, better traffic flow for guests, and a more aesthetic atmosphere in your outdoor space. You could also add stone pieces to your landscape to provide extra substance to your property in place of any perennials that are not in season anymore.
Install Winter Plants
Keep your garden in bloom even through the winter months. While many plants won’t thrive in colder weather, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plants you can integrate into your garden during this season. Adding winter-friendly plants to your landscape adds color and texture with foliage and berries. Holly, winterberry, and walking stick are just a few of the plants that flourish during winter. Think of bolder greenery and plant some winter-hardy trees, such as the River Birch, Cedar, or Dwarf Juniper.
If your goal is to make your landscape more vibrant and beautiful in appearance, you could also incorporate a festive colorful plant, such as Poinsettias. Since December 12th was National Poinsettia Day, now would be the perfect time to consider adding them to your landscape.
Outdoor Lights Add More Beauty and Functionality to Your Winter Landscape
Shorter winter days mean longer winter nights. If you utilize your winter landscape at night, now is the time to add some extra outdoor lights. You could install lights along pathways and staircases to make navigating your property easier and safer. If you want to use lights to improve the aesthetic appeal of your winter landscape, you could also place them in areas such as your garden, on trees, or around hardscape features on your property. Outdoor lighting creates eye-catching focal points and highlights the beauty of your winter landscape.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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