“Winter” and “garden” are two words not often spoken together. With the arrival of snow and cold weather, many of us tuck away our summer gardens and put our lawns on hold for the winter. But just because warm weather is coming to an end doesn’t mean you have to retire your garden until spring.
There are several ways you can create a stunning winter garden. Here are a few tips from your local gardening experts:
Organize Your Garden Layout
Like your summer garden, a winter garden needs to be laid out smartly. If done effectively, your garden will look organized, tidy, and healthy. When organizing your layout, consider factors like sunlight, shade, and which parts of your lawn you will likely use during winter.
Hedges and bushes can be used to create strong lines and borders to your lawn. Birch trees are a lovely accent to a snow-covered lawn.
Fill Your Garden with Seasonal Colours
Add deep greens, reds, and pinks to enhance colour against the white background of your winter wonderland. Evergreen trees like blue spruce, fir, and cedar keep their leaves and stunning colour throughout the year. Flowers like Christmas roses and holly, and shrubs like heather will add wonderful pink and red accents to your lawn.
Add Lights and Accessories
Nothing shows off the beauty of your winter garden better than an effective lighting system. Make your garden cozy with fairy lights strewn across bushes and in trees, or hang up Christmas ornaments and evergreen wreaths from branches. For an added touch, paint pine cones gold or silver and hang them from a tree as a mobile.
Build an Outdoor Fire Pit
Admiring your winter wonderland from a window is one thing, but living in it is pure magic. Make your garden attractive and enjoyable with an outdoor fire pit. Add benches or chairs so your family can gather around the fire.
Install a Bird Feeder
A garden is incomplete without the shimmer of birds flitting from one bush to the next. With the right bird seed and appropriate feeder, your garden will be filled with stunning birds of all colours. Watch as bright red cardinals, blue jays, downy woodpeckers, and precious black-capped chickadees hop around your lawn.
Fall is the perfect time to start planning your winter garden. Once your summer garden is packed away, you can start a new creative project for the winter.
If you are interested in building a winter garden, you may want to consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you organize your layout. For any questions regarding our landscaping service, contact us today at Canada’s Gardenland.