As autumn winds down and winter gears up, it’s time for another season of transition. Right now we have the holidays to keep us company but soon it will be just us and Mother Nature. What will your next season hold?
Winter can get a bad rap for being dull and blah, but if you know how to embrace it, it can be just as warm, welcoming and beautiful as the rest of the year.
We’ve collected six of our popular blog posts here to help you make the transition gracefully – not just into a lovely and enjoyable winter, but into the seasons beyond. Get tips for pond care, find out which plants will brighten your winter landscape, explore ideas to beautify your surroundings, and think ahead to spring!
1. Create Your Own Winter Wonderland With Outdoor Lighting
Tis the season for strings of colorful holiday lights – but those are short-lived and your neighbors might get a bit cranky if you left them up all winter. They might look pretty for a while but if you really want to boost the beauty of your outdoor space, you need real outdoor lighting.
As the nights get longer, it’s time to add a welcoming glow to your outdoor space. These are some ways that you can use lighting during winter to create a warm, cozy, magical place that you can enjoy whether you’re outdoors or in.
2. Must-Know Koi Facts For Winter Care & Survival
If you have a pond then you have probably already gone through the fall prep and winterizing steps that will ensure a healthy spring. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about your pond for the next few months!
If you have koi, then it’s important to keep an eye on the health and condition of your pond throughout the coldest months. Get tips for keeping koi safe and healthy through winter, so they’ll be ready to come out and play again next spring.
3. With Winter Coming, It’s Time To Plan Your Spring Landscape!
You’re probably not thinking about spring right now, especially as the holiday season gets in full swing, but there are plenty of good reasons to squeeze in a little bit of planning. The good news is that it’s not complicated, and can even be fun.
These are some of the reasons why right now is the best time to plan your spring garden, and tips for what you can be doing and thinking about to ensure a blooming season next year.
4. Yes, You Should Be “Thinking Spring” This Winter! Here’s Why.
Yes, we’re talking about spring again! But we promise that’s all you’ll have to do – think, imagine, and dream. As your landscape goes dormant, let your imagination come alive and start envisioning what your best spring season looks like. The better you can articulate it, the more likely you are to be able to achieve it.
These are some things you should be considering as you plan ahead. If you’re feeling particularly motivated, you may decide to journal your ideas, or perhaps sketch them out. They’ll make a great springboard for your spring landscape!
5. Bring Hygge To Your Landscape This Winter And Embrace The Season
It’s a funny-sounding word with Danish roots, but it packs a punch when it comes to creating a space that is warm, welcoming and cozy. In fact, it’s all about “cozy,” and that winter feeling that you get when you’re cuddled up in front of a fireplace with your favorite blanket.
Even if you’re outdoors, you can create that same cozy feeling. Find out what hygge means, exactly, and how you can use its principles to create a winter space that feels as comfortable and inviting as any living room.
6. Love Winter With Hygge. More Ways To Bring The Warm And Cozy This Season.
There are so many ways to create hygge that we couldn’t fit them all into one post! If you’ve explored some of the ways to bring this warm, cozy concept to your outdoor space, we’ve got even more for you to try.
Don’t spend the winter in the dark and cold. Brighten it up, bring on the glow, and appreciate the season for all it offers.
Winter is around the corner, and it has a lot to offer if you know how to take advantage of it. From embracing the beauty of the season, to planning for the next, it’s a great time to experience what is, while imagining what could be.
If you’d like to talk about beautifying your landscape, now or in preparation for spring, contact us for a consultation. Our pond and landscape pros are here to make your dream come true.