winter landscaping, tips, landscape ideas, maintenance, lawn care services, landscaping care services, yard, grass, trees, shrubsAre you tired of winter leaving behind a blah-looking yard of white, brown, and gray landscaping? Give these winter landscaping tips a try, and love your yard year-round.

5 Winter Landscaping Tips

Winter can seem dull compared to the splashes of color and texture that spring, summer, and fall bring. Dormant plants leave behind white, brown, and gray yards. With these winter landscaping tips, you can have a beautiful yard that stands out against the stark backdrop of the winter landscape. 

1. Focus on the Bark

Deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, leaving their branches and trunks on display. And that can be a good thing. 

Be sure to plant interesting ornamental trees with distinctive bark to add interest to your winter landscape. Dogwoods and birch trees offer unique colors and textures to accomplish your goal. 

2. Include Plants with Berries

Add a pop of color to your yard by including plants with berries. Many trees and shrubs have berries they hold onto during fall and winter. 

Not only will they liven up your yard, but they also provide food for birds overwintering in your area. Crabapple trees and holly bushes make a great addition to landscaping. 

3. Don’t Forget the Evergreens

Evergreens are popular for a reason. First, there’s color. Evergreens aren’t just green. They also come in yellow, such as the Gold Thread False Cypress. Or blues like the dwarf blue spruce and many other colors. 

Always include at least one evergreen in your landscaping beds. 

4. Consider Hardscape

Winter has a way of showing you the gaps in your landscaping. Hardscaping can liven up your winter garden without planting a thing. 

Add a trellis, a garden bench, an arbor, or a sculpture to enhance your winter curb appeal. 

 5. Add Four-Season Perennials

Four-season perennials have evergreen foliage, making them an excellent choice for loving your landscaping, even during winter. Some perennial plants include Columbine pansies, Cardinal Candy® Viburnum, dianthus, hellebores, tall sedum, and black-eyed Susans

Being proactive about your lawn and beautiful landscaping is the best way to thwart Old Man Winter, no matter what he has up his sleeve. Professional lawn care services ensure you have the lawn you want year-round without all the sweat and effort on your part. 

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Whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can have the yard you want with lawn care services by Nichols Reliable Lawn Care & More. We understand your grass, shrubs, and trees need to stay healthy and lush. Let us do all the work while you enjoy the fruits of our labor. Contact us for a FREE estimate. 479.502.2192