Longing for spring and can’t wait to get back out there in your yard and garden? Although winter poses challenges for plants in many areas, landscaping isn’t totally off the table in the colder months. Here are some winter landscaping tips to try so that you can enjoy your outdoor space and get outside for some fresh air and sunshine.
Embrace Evergreen Trees
Like their name suggests, evergreen trees stay green all winter long and look great during all four seasons. They are absolutely divine after freshly fallen snow and make great focal points in your yard.
Grow Some Plants with Berries
Berries are wonderful additions to a winter landscape because they add color even when floral blooms are still months away. Holly and crabapples are plants with berries that thrive in the winter.
Stay Green with Shrubbery
To prevent your winter yard from looking bare, make sure to have plenty of shrubbery to add interest to the ground areas and fill in those empty spaces. Keep shrubs trimmed in the winter to frame windows and doors of your home. Baltic Ivy and Boxleaf Euonymus are good shrubs for extra greenery.
Learn About Hardy Plants That Grow in Winter
The types of plants that grow well in the winter depend on where you live and the climate there. So, call or stop by a local garden store to learn about your best options. Some plants that look good in all four seasons in many places include Blue Ice Boy Rosemary, Weeping Norway Spruce, and Frosty Fire Dianthus.
Once you’ve found a few hardy plants for your winter yard, place them in colorful containers to make your outdoor space look more festive and fun.
Add Some Sculptures and Decorations
A really easy way to improve the look of your yard in the winter even if you don’t have a “green thumb” is to add some new hardscape items around your property. This could be a small bench, a creative sculpture, or art on your exterior walls. The great part about these additions is that they require practically no upkeep and should last you for many winters to come.
Light Things Up
Another way to spruce up your winter yard without messing with plants is to add some hanging lights around the eaves of your home or in the trees. Hanging lights aren’t just for the holiday season and can add interest and intrigue to your outside space in a tasteful way at any time. Hanging lights are ideal for patios, while luminaries can bring aesthetic warmth when lined up on sidewalks. Choose LED lights to save energy and last for a long time and consider hanging lights with color and mode options so that you can change the colors and motion based on your moods.
We hope these ideas inspire you to pay more attention to your landscaping in the winter so that you can enjoy the benefits of your own personal outdoor space at all times of the year.