Many things get thrown to the backburner during the wintertime. Snow and sleet can make everyday tasks like getting to work difficult. Plus, certain hobbies are more difficult as times get chilly.
Gardening is often an afterthought during our cold months. As Olathe landscapers, we know most people don’t think too much of their plants and greens as the snow starts to roll in.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With a little planning and creativity – you can still enjoy your gardening in the winter. Sure, you’ll have to wait a little to see stuff bloom, but it will be worth it.
Here are a few winter gardening tips to ensure the cold months don’t leave your garden barren:
Picking the Perfect Plants For Winter
Most plants are simply unable to grow in cold weather. As Olathe landscapers, we know which plants can’t handle the freezing temperatures and which ones can take the cold.
The key is picking the perfect plants during the winter. See, during the cold months, many plants die off or go dormant. However, a few plants tend to flourish in the winter months. If you focus on these plants, your garden will continue to grow while the weather is freezing.
Some plants that do well in the winter include conifers with a lot of foliage, color-twig dogwoods, and Lenten roses. Planting these winter plants will ensure you garden looks lovely as the snow settles in.
Looking for more suggestions from you favorite Olathe landscaper? Other great winter plants include:
- Christmas Roses
- Winter Jasmine
- Red River Lily
- Glory Lily
Your garden is made up of more than just plants. There are animals, pots, beds, and more that make up your garden. In the winter months, it’s easy to improve the appeal of your garden by sprucing up your containers.
Adding colorful pots to your garden in the winter is sure to bring extra cheer. You can use them in combination with the perfect winter plants above for bonus points. This will also help to bring color to your garden during the cold months.
Bring the Birds
Not all birds fly south for the winter. Many will stay in cold areas. You want the birds who stay home for the holidays to visit your garden. They’ll add color and life to an otherwise semi-barren landscape.
One easy way to attract more birds in the winter is to add a source of water for them. By keeping a warm water source that doesn’t freeze, you’ll draw a number of thirsty winter birds that’ll cheer and chirp up your garden.
Lights On Lights On Lights
Last, but not least – you can and should add Christmas lights to your home and possibly your garden area. While you cannot recreate springtime in the colder months, you can still spread a lot of cheer with a few lights around your property.