By: Mitchell Knapp on November 20th, 2018
While winter is a time of year where things all around you seem to slow down, there are ways you can take advantage of this downtime. There is maintenance that can be done to your yard now in order to help you fully appreciate your landscape and allow it to reach its full potential come springtime. Holiday landscaping is added as an addition to your property, to enhance the landscape during these cooler months. While the options are more limited this time of year, there is still ways to dress up your yard and get it ready for spring during this downtime.
Winter is the season that reveals to you the true form of the landscape of your yard. Now that all the leaves are down you are able to see the real structure of your surroundings, as well as the hidden debris/trouble of dead trees, downed branches, garbage and wreckage normally hidden in the growing season. Winter also reveals the actual form of the plants on your property, allowing your landscape professionals to correct any crossing or overlapping branches that are visible and to create a plan to take effect by spring.
Winter Landscaping To Do List
This month is also the ideal time to start planning or correcting your existing evergreen screening. This is the optimal time to prune back your evergreens as well as any shrubs that do not bloom in the spring, correct their form and make plans to plant any additional new ones. We are able to view obstructions that are only visible during these winter months. There is no better time for select winter pruning and yard cleaning than now.
By planning and scheduling this work now, you will be making changes to your landscape now and planning for a full cleanup, you will be able to enjoy the yard once spring arrives. Specimens will be in bloom, color will start showing up across your yard and you will be able to take in the early warm weather with a lush, rich and healthy landscape.
Winter can potentially be a damaging time for your property. With extreme low temperatures and the amount of snow currently on the ground, we are seeing an abundance of pressure and stress to the shrubs and trees of our properties. With more snow predicted in the forecast for next week, it is imperative to relieve the buildup of snow to ensure that your specimens won’t break.
General cleaning of gardens and grounds, selective winter pruning of, shrubs, evergreens and ornamentals as species dictate and tolerate. Snow and ice damage monitoring to relieve weight and stress of snow and ice covered plantings. The winter season allows us to offer you our reduced winter season rates and the ability to schedule the work before the craze of the spring time season.
Holiday Landscaping Ideas
Bringing in a seasonal motif onto the property is a way to bring interest and enhance curb appeal. Outdoor holiday decorating to your home is challenging this time of year. Using color and various materials is as a way to cheer up the dreary winter landscape. Whether you are looking to replace planters, add wreaths, add holiday lighting to trees and your home, or clean out garden beds, there are ways to still improve your home in the winter months.
In winter displays, for planters or container gardens, we typically use various evergreens, red and white twig dogwoods, a nice medley of pine-cones, as a way cheer up an otherwise depressing looking landscape. In addition to holiday landscape lighting, this provides a more welcoming off season outdoor entertaining space. With the addition outdoor heaters, you can transform your outdoor space to be usable in the winter.
If you are interested in creating a new outdoor living space, or are interested in some of our winter seasonal services, please feel free to contact us today. We are here year round and ready to help bring your property to its full potential.