Winter Landscaping & Gardening Tips

Category: How To

Don’t let your garden lose its lustre and allure this winter. Use some simple landscaping insights to help get the best of your garden, and keep potential buyers inspired.

Mulch and Compost

The first step to great garden maintenance is to look after your garden beds well. Free, effective organic mulches can be created in your backyard with autumn leaves and food scraps. Treating your soil this winter with mulch and compost will help by:

  • Keeping garden beds warm and moist
  • Giving soil vital nutrients from decomposing material
  • Keeping weeds from sprouting and growing

Simply, well treated soil will keep your garden looking neat, and look low-maintenance to anyone interested.

Winter Trees

The winter can zap any trace of colour away, but some winter superstars can reintroduce life and texture. Birch is a cost-effective, and bold option that will stand out against other garden life; you can use different sizes depending to fit the architecture of your yard.  We usually recommend paper and yellow birch as excellent choices. Similarly bold trees can really frame a garden nicely, and add depth to the landscape.

Splashes of Colour

Contrary to popular opinion, some densely bright and colourful foliage can be right at home in winter. Violas and Primroses bring life and contrast to a garden bed, but will require time and attention beforehand to get them at their best in the winter. Similarly, plants that sprout berries are shortcuts to a vibrant garden arrangement.

Evergreens

Evergreen trees are always great additions to a yard all-year round, but can really shine in the midyear. Some even bear berries as an added bonus! Evergreens come in a variety of shapes to compliment the architecture of your gardens, and will give lovely textures and depth.

The Grass is Always Greener

Adding ornamental grass is a time-tested tool to bring dynamic height and colour, and can really easily complement the existing texture. Plume and maiden grass are always great options, whilst purple mountain grass adds a great visual flourish. This is a relatively inexpensive, but creative option that can withstand the winter.

Outdoor Hardware

There’s only so much you can do with the greenery. Your outdoor courtyard is just as important, and can take over in the winter as your main visual fixture. You’ll need fixtures made of durable and rain resistant materials. Even adding a simple lighting system can make a world of difference, by highlighting your garden’s natural architecture and visual flourishes.

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