We’re only in January and have another chance at some frigid weather coming to us this week but it’s not the time to let your landscaping go. What are some things that you can do to keep the winter blahs from settling into your yard?
Evergreens Are Forever
Evergreens add color to the landscape all year round regardless of how cold the temperatures or severe the winter weather gets. And even a bare, deciduous tree will make it’s own colorful impression against a backdrop of green. For a splash of winter color that will bring structure and style to any landscape, consider going evergreen.
Focus on the Focal Points
Focal points can be a sculpture, boulder, decorative container or garden structure that is used to create year-round interest within a landscape or garden. These can range from a subtle bird bath or bird feeder to a dramatic pond, a waterfall, or an arbor. The focal point will be the center of attention when surrounded by the beauty of blooms and blossoms and remain the main attraction during the dormant winter season.
There’s Something in the Air
“Never underestimate the winter fragrances that can lure you outdoors, even in cold weather,” says garden author Marianne Binetti. There are yellow and orange varieties of witch hazel that emit their sweet fragrance regardless of how cold it gets outside. And some fragrant plants can do double-duty. in the garden. Sweet Box for example, infuses a pleasant vanilla scent to the air and also produces black berries that provide additional color and pizazz to the garden.
But one thing’s for sure, if you’re selling your home sprucing up your winter garden just may set you apart from the competition and leave you smelling like a rose!