Winter can make your lawn look a little sad. With bare trees, little natural colour, and snow-covered ground, it’s easy for your home’s curb appeal to dwindle. At Canada’s Gardenland, we believe your lawn can look just as fabulous in the wintertime as it does in the summer.
Here are a few ways to boost your home’s curb appeal this winter:
Lighting Upgrades. Give your lawn the attention it deserves with a new landscape lighting system. Consider upgrading your driveway lighting, or using hanging lights throughout the lawn to create winter focal points. Dark and gloomy corners of the yard can be transform into cozy winter wonderlands with just a few bulbs.
Invest in a Winter Landscape. Evergreens are beautiful, but they won’t do your lawn justice on their own. Your deck, driveway, and the entrance to your home are perfect locations to display beautiful colour with cold-loving plants. Visit your local florists for bright red dogwood branches, junipers, goldthread cypress, and variegated boxwood. Around the holiday season, consider purchasing a small Christmas tree to put in your front yard. It’ll make a great and festive addition to your lawn.
Trim Your Hedges. Winter is the season for hat-hair—it’s undeniable—but that doesn’t mean your hedges and shrubs should suffer the same fate. To keep your lawn looking attractive and tidy, ensure you continue to trim your evergreens. They’ll stay crisp, healthy, and keep your lawn and home looking beautiful.
Birds and Birdhouses. A few chirping sparrows can turn your lawn from a dull, quiet space to a lively hub of natural activity. Although many birds fly south for the winter, plenty of colourful species stick around, like the American goldfinch, blue jays, cardinals, and cedar waxwings. To add an extra splash of colour, consider building your own birdhouse and painting it a brilliant red or yellow.
Use Pinecones for Mulch. The cold and frost can have a devastating effect on your plants and flowers. To protect delicate plant roots, it’s important to mulch shrubs, tree beds, and flowers. This winter season, keep your garden safe by adding a layer of pinecones to your beds. Their acidity levels are perfect for plants like blueberries and hydrangeas, and their texture gives your yard a unique look.
At Canada’s Gardenland, we aren’t afraid of cold weather and a little snow. Regardless of the season, your lawn and garden should always look their best. With a few simple landscape upgrades, and some natural splashes of colour, your lawn will be turning heads just like it did during summer. For more information about our services, or to start designing your dream garden or lawn, get in touch with us today!