You may not be in a landscaping mindset right now, but in between baking pies and holiday shopping, why not take a moment to unwind with your imagination and think about how magical your outdoor space can be this time of year?
If you’re thinking about the outside of your home at all, it’s probably in the context of pine garlands and string lights, but there is so much you can do to bring your space to life – front yard and back – so that you can enjoy it all winter long.
Today we’re sharing a few of our popular blogs on winter landscape design that we hope will inspire you to think about creating a beautiful and functional space for you and your family. The best part about these ideas? You never have to pack them up in a box until next year!
1. How To Create Holiday Curb Appeal To Welcome Your Guests
You want great curb appeal all year, but during the holidays you may just want to pull out all the stops so that friends and family will be charmed and delighted when they visit. And yes, lights and décor are wonderful additions, but wouldn’t it be nice to have long-lasting curb appeal? The kind that will sparkle under a snowfall just as beautifully as it blooms in the spring?
If you plan to host guests this season – or the next, or the next! – then try some of these warm and welcoming ideas. They’re bound to bring a smile to your guests’ faces just as surely as they will bring one to yours each time you return home.
2. Entertaining Outside In Winter: A Hot Party Guide For Cold Weather
If winter seems like an excellent season to hibernate and wait for the daffodils to give you the A-OK to return outdoors, give us a chance to change your mind! Summer may be the most likely season for outdoor entertaining, but winter has its unique charms, too.
From fire pits to shelters, explore a few ways to extend your living space into the outdoors even when the temperature might try to convince you otherwise.
3. Winter Landscaping Ideas For Stunning Seasonal Curb Appeal
Goodbye gorgeous fall foliage, hello winter wonderland! Whether you love the calm neutrals and pristine whites of the season, or yearn for a spark of color and light, we’ve got you covered.
Check out these ideas for designing beauty into your winter landscape and see which inspire you. The best part is that you won’t just end up with a great winter landscape, but one that changes and evolves throughout the seasons, each with its own special beauty.
4. Beautiful Landscape Ideas For Winter Privacy
Feeling a little too exposed now that the trees are bare? Wishing you could cozy up and hide from the neighbors instead of pulling the window shades and waiting for spring? No problem!
Believe it or not, there are plenty of gorgeous ways to create privacy even in the heart of winter. And none of them involve eight-foot-tall rows of evergreen hedges surrounding your home like prison walls. From built structures to natural barriers, try one or more of these ideas for building privacy into every season, especially now when things start to look a little bare.
5. Winter Landscaping Ideas That Keep The Blahs Away
Even the most enthusiastic “winter person” doesn’t necessarily want to look at swaths of brown grass and a desolate landscape. Lucky for everyone, there are ways to design color texture, motion, and sound into your landscape to sustain you through the coldest, darkest of days.
And if you’re not a winter person, you may have a change of heart after seeing some of the things you can do to beautify your space. From bright colors to strategic lighting, you’re bound to find some inspiration here.
6. 14 Garden Delights For Winter Landscape Beauty
It’s great to have lots of ideas, but sometimes you just want a simple way to plant some gorgeousness right now. So even if you’re not quite ready to rethink your landscape, or if you want to take a little time to imagine your ideal dream space without losing another season to the winter blahs, you can still add color and beauty with some smart plantings.
These are some of our favorite winter plants and they’ll all add interest, color and a lot of joy to any space with very little effort. Whether you’re looking for a garden addition, or something you can plant in a porch container, you’ve got options. The hardest part will be choosing your favorite.
We hope you’re inspired to think about winter differently – whether you love it and can’t wait to get outside, or spend most of it wishing for spring! If you’d like to talk more about creating an outdoor space that you can enjoy this season, and all year, contact us for a consultation. Our landscape and pond pros are ready to share their love of the outdoors with you.