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December 8, 2017

Winter Doesn’t Mean a Boring Landscape

While plants are dormant during the cold weather and snow is accumulating in your backyard, it seems like the worst time of year to tackle any landscaping tasks. However, taking the time to plan during the winter months will lay the foundation for a beautiful, bountiful garden when the spring rolls around.

Add Some Berries 

Many different trees and shrubs hold berries that remain throughout the fall and winter. These berries feed the birds in your yard and also serve as an attractive pop of color. Planting a holly bush or berry bush that can survive the winter is a great way to spruce up a boring winter yard.

Evergreens are Ever Green 

Evergreens are classic winter trees because they survive so beautifully in the winter. They can serve as a centerpiece for your landscaping or even work as an outdoor Christmas tree if you hang outdoor ornaments from them. If you plant one or two evergreens in your yard and incorporate an attractive border around them, you can enjoy your landscaping every day of the year.

Focus on Hardscaping 

Hardscaping will be “in bloom” every month of the year since it is constructed from wood or stone. Winter the perfect time of year to show some love to your hardscaping and decide if next year would be a good time to add additional hardscaping. A bench, patio, trellis or arbor will tie together your garden when everything is in bloom and keep your yard beautiful when everything is covered in white.

Use Four-Season Perennials 

If you can, focus on planting four-season perennials in your yard. Evergreen foliage will provide you with gorgeous green in the deepest depths of winter.

Get your lawn, landscaping and hardscaping ready for the winter months with professionals you can trust! Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.