5 Winter Landscaping Tips

snowy yardDaylight and reasonable temperatures are a commodity for many during the winter months. The days get shorter, and the potential for winter weather, which can be problematic for homeowners and renters for a variety of reasons, is quite high. Landscaping may not be first and foremost on your mind.

At the same time, there are several things you can very easily handle on your own, without the need to get in touch with landscape design companies.

Easy Landscaping Tips for Winter

You don’t have to be an expert, or even rely on professional assistance (if you don’t want to), to keep in mind these simple landscaping tips for winter:

  1. Pruning: This is one of the essentials of landscaping during the winter. Pruning both your shrubs and trees is a good way to keep these plants not only cleaned, but properly shaped, as well. During the colder/darker seasons, they are still going to require this sort of assistance. Reducing branch density protects their health over the long term.
  2. Consider fruit-bearing plants: If you have control over the types of shrubs and trees that make up your own personal landscape, consider the wide range of possibilities that are capable of growing fruits and berries during the winter. The crabapple is a good example of what we are talking about.
  3. Caring for your perennials: Chances are, you have at least a few perennials on your property, as well as in your home. If this is the case, don’t forget they can still use a little care during this specific time of the year. Removing dead remnants from these plants can keep an eyesore from occurring during the season. Furthermore, you are also eliminating a popular hangout for rats and other undesirables.
  4. Adding some personality: Do you find the overall tone of your landscape to be depressing in the winter, no matter what you do? If you answered yes, consider adding such possibilities as birch trees and dogwoods. The aesthetic charm of such choices is such that they can enhance the brown, somewhat gloomy color of the bark of your other trees.
  5. Keep up fertilization: It is likely that most of your trees, shrubs, and other outdoor landscape plants during the winter are going to struggle with getting the essential amount of nutrients. That is where you come in. A liquid and/or granular fertilization can go a long way towards keeping them happy and healthy.

These are just a few simple winter landscaping tips that virtually anyone can put into action.

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