Winter has arrived and gardeners are starting to prepare for the cold season. Your once vibrant landscape’s bright and beautiful colors dissipate as your yard transforms into a palette of white and gray. Fret not because despite the dreary color of your lawn, there are some things you can do to brighten up your stark winter landscape. These simple tricks will add life to your landscape during the colder months. Mansell Landscape is here to help with tips on what to plant in winter for your property.
Tips on what to plant in winter for your garden and home
Add Pops of Color with Flowers
Camellias and hellebores are staples of winter gardens. Plant several kinds so you’ll have plenty of different colors on hand to brighten up the inside of your home. Another great winter flower is the pansy. They deliver lots of blooms over a long period of time and they come in a wide variety of colors.
Plant Winter Shrubs
Red Cornus and hollies add a nice contrast of color against the graying winter landscape. Be sure to clip branches for a festive pop of red in your holiday decor.
Evergreens are a relatively easy way to give yourself winter color, and they have the added benefit that you can string lights on them. They’re available in many colors such as yellow, blues, and all colors in between. On top of that, evergreens just make good design sense and make a great addition to a flowerbed.
Plants with Berries
For pops of color and attracting birds to your yard, bushes with berries are an excellent choice. Crabapples hold their little fruit and they make a great addition to a winter landscape. A Holly with berries is also really beautiful and adds a nice contrast to the bright red color.
Professional winter landscaping and lawn care
If you would like some help brightening up your winter landscape this season, then consider hiring a professional Landscape Management company. Here at Mansell Landscape Management, we offer year-round landscape management as well as seasonal color programs. Contact us today for more information.