When the cold weather hits, we typically tend to forget about our lawns along with any landscaping or yard work. What many people are unaware of, however, is that winter is actually quite the ideal time to begin work on your lawn for ideal results come springtime. It is also a great time to begin lawn renovation and get rid of brown spots and crabgrass from summertime.
In addition to preparations for the following year like mulching, pruning, and composting, there are things you can do during the winter to make your lawn look beautiful much like it did in the summer. Therefore, if you are a member of the community and you appreciate a well-managed, attractive front lawn that draws positive attention from friends and neighbors.
Amidst all of that rain and snowfall, it can be difficult to maintain an attractive lawn. Especially with most plants being dead or in hibernation during this time of the year. While this might seem somewhat challenging, it doesn’t necessarily have to. To add something different and attractive to your lawn that is relatively hands-off, try adding a water element. A flowing pond with a heater and de-icer, for example, can keep fish alive, creating an entirely new little environment in your yard.
Add winter-friendly flowers to your yard
The winter is mostly a dead season, unfortunately. However, there are some plants that can thrive in an otherwise “sleeping” area. There are several different flowering plants out there that will add new life and a whole lot of beauty to your yard, even when it snows. While these plants do not always last the entire winter season, there is various selections that will at least make it to mid-winter. For example, the Winter Hazel which is the perfect shrub border featuring delicate yellow flowers. This is only one among many flowers that thrive in cold temperatures.
Consider painting your front door/entryway
Wintertime is undoubtedly a very grim and dark season filled with grey skies and white, slushy grounds. This can lead to depression, however; your home can be a source of comfort and happiness for you when you add a little color to your life. For instance, try painting your front door and entryway a bold color. This way, the act of entering your home is an act that brings about a warm welcome and positive feelings.
Use holiday lights to accentuate trees, fountains, and birdbaths
As we mentioned earlier, the wintertime is a grey, dark time that can leave one feeling less than cheery. Much like with number three, decorating the outside of your home beyond flowers and fountains can have a positive impact on your life and overall happiness. Another good tip to achieve this outcome is with LED lights. Wrapping your trees, bushes, light posts, mailbox, and/or other outdoor elements will brighten your evenings, naturally.
Keeping your yard in tip-top shape all year ‘round
When the winter comes, it is not necessary that you succumb to the grey, dreary landscapes around you. In fact, there are several ways to practice winter landscaping and decorating. These practices can not only add character to your neighborhood but lift your spirits and delight those who visit. With these tips, you can successfully get started on your winter landscaping.