Popular Winter Landscaping Tips & Ideas

There is a common misconception that winter hinders landscaping projects from moving forward. Winter, coincidentally, is actually a great time to move forward with your projects in preparation for the warmer weather in the spring.

Winter Landscape - Cary

People as a whole tend to avoid landscaping during the winter, although this season does not have to stop your yard from looking beautiful. For example, most trees and plants tend to go dormant until spring; this makes winter an ideal time for hard pruning, or trimming, your trees and plants. One thing to keep in mind when pruning in the winter is that different trees and plants have different rules for clean up, so studying up on the different rules will help your landscaping.

Popular landscaping efforts such as stonework and pool installations can also be accomplished in low temperatures. Stonework can be accomplished by using a tarp or a tent to keep out the cold weather, while pool installations are actually better off started in the winter so that landscapers can get an idea of how to start the project. Many people underestimate the amount of time it takes for a landscaping project to be accomplished, so starting plans in the winter can actually be beneficial to the whole process.

Another fallacy of winter landscaping is that it is impossible for plants to live in the cold season. However, there are a few plants that thrive in the icy weather. Here are a few visually-pleasing plants for you to consider adding to your wintertime landscape:

  • Christmas Holly Shrubs
  • Plume Grass
  • Bayberry
  • Winterberry Holly
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Yew Shrubs
  • Birch Trees
  • Viking Black Chokeberry

Although your winter landscaping may differ from your summer yard, it is a great opportunity to create a new visual experience. Instead of leaving your yard icy, cold, and wet, think about adding some bold characteristics to give it a wintery and seasonal feel. You’ll be happy that you did!

If you’re thinking about starting a winter landscaping project, don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online contact form!