Winter can be a difficult time to get any sort of landscaping work done on your home. When the winter elements show up, people think that they can’t do a whole lot, and so they just leave the curb appeal for when spring shows up, again. However, you don’t have to let the snow dictate whether the exterior of your home is beautiful or not.
As a matter of fact, you can use that snow to give your home the feel of a winter wonderland. Here are some tips on how you can add landscaping flavor to your home, during the winter…
Use winter flowers
Just because it is winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t have any natural amenities to add to your home’s landscaping. While many plants can’t survive in winter, and will die until spring, there are certain types of flowers that actually do quite well during winter. For example, calendula and candytuft are both flowers that you can use to give your flowerbeds some personality during the winter months.
Have bright colors to offset the white
A fresh coat of snow can be quite beautiful, there’s no denying it. However, one can’t deny the fact that a yard that is just sheer white is definitely missing something. For this reason, you should look for areas throughout your yard where you can add splashes of white colors to help offset the blinding white. This will tie the whole winter look together, and make your yard feel even more homely during the holiday season. Some great ways to do this are to pent your fence with bright colors, or to do the same to your front door and shutters.
Use the holidays to your advantage
Winter is the time for the holidays, and you can reflect that in your landscaping. Obviously, many people use the Christmas season to put lights on their house and decorate for this time of goodwill and cheer. You can take this a step further and use your yard as a foundation to decorate, which will add a big dose of personality that goes great with a layer of snow.