The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means a brand new one is on the horizon. For some that means an exciting time to start anew, with big plans and renewed motivation. For others it’s a slow slog until spring.
Whichever category you fall into, we’re here to tell you that when it comes to the outdoor space surrounding your home, there’s only one way to go through winter – with a sense of joy, wonder and delight.
Today we’ve collected six of our popular blog posts to help you love and make the most of the new season. From creative ideas for adding color and visual interest, to tips for caring for your pond, you’re bound to find something that inspires. Learn about plants that grow during winter, features that will catch your eye, and things you can do to enjoy the great outdoors – even if you never leave the living room!
1. Add Winter Curb Appeal To Beat The Post-Holiday Doldrums
After the glitz and glamor of the holidays, it can be a bit of a letdown to go back to an everyday landscape. But that doesn’t mean you’re in for a winter of the blahs.
With some planning and an eye toward four-season interest, you can enjoy myriad colors, shapes and textures all winter long. These are some simple ways to add beautiful curb appeal this January – a curb appeal that you will appreciate through the coldest, darkest days and that will be vibrant and alive come spring.
2. Winter Landscaping Ideas That Keep The Blahs Away
If you’re tempted to hibernate until spring, read this first! Winter can be a time of vibrant color, charming wildlife, and enchanting vistas. Why miss all that when you could be enjoying the unique bounty that Mother Nature has to offer this season?
Find out more about which plants will continue to delight you, how you can take advantage of non-living landscape elements, and what you can do to bring as much enchantment to January as you enjoyed throughout the holiday season.
3. Want A Vibrant Winter Landscape? These 6 Plants Will Help.
It’s time to get excited about winter! It’s a season of bright colors, striking greenery, incredible blooms, and gorgeous textures. Don’t believe us? Just check out some of these winter-friendly plants.
From the unequalled appeal of witch hazel to the notable “Lenten Rose,” there’s more than one way to add living color to your winter landscape. Find out what some of these incredible plants are, then keep exploring (or book a consultation with us!) if you’d like to discover more of these gems.
4. The Best (Mostly) Evergreen Plants For Your Winter Garden
Who doesn’t love a towering spruce or an elegant fir tree? These are fantastic evergreens and every yard should have one. But did you know that there are other plants, trees and shrubs that are evergreen – or close enough to it – that will bring vibrant color to your winter landscape?
From bamboo to berries, and even some unexpected gems like rhododendron, you might be surprised by how much greenery you can enjoy all winter long.
5. Caring For Ponds, Waterfalls And Fountains During Winter
If you have a pond or water feature, it’s important to take the right steps to protect and care for it during winter. If you haven’t yet prepped for the cold season, don’t wait any longer. Even if you missed out on fall cleaning, there’s still time to make sure you’re set up for a healthy season and a successful spring.
Find out how to keep koi and fish healthy, what to do with equipment, and even how you can keep your waterfall or bubbler running all winter to enjoy the sights and sounds, and even the ice sculptures that form during freezing weather.
6. Enjoy The Outdoors This Winter – From Indoors!
When the wind is blowing and the ice is pelting your windowpanes, even the most die-hard outdoor lover is probably staying inside. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of the season. Before you pull the curtains and bury your head under a blanket, read this!
There are still ways to enjoy the outdoors even when you don’t step foot outside. From pleasing views to nature that you can bring right into your home, these ideas will inspire you to think differently about your landscape during this coldest season of the year.
Winter is here and it’s going to be here for a while. Make this the season that you greet it with enthusiasm and appreciate it for all it has to offer. If you’d like to talk about creating a beautiful winterscape – and a landscape you can enjoy in unique ways throughout all four seasons – contact us for a consultation. Let us show you how easy it is to love your outdoor space all year long.