When it comes to decorating for the holidays, don’t forget about your outdoor spaces and landscaping. Your front yard will play an important role in welcoming your guests to holiday parties, dinners, and special events.
While it may be a season of rest for your plants, you can get busy sprucing up your lawn and gardens. We’re sharing five easy ways to create a winter wonderland in your own yard.
- Take advantage of greenery.
- Enhance your landscape with lights.
- Add interest with seasonal plants.
- Bring the indoors outside.
- Add a blanket of protection.
Read on for your seasonal guide to holiday landscaping.
Winter Landscaping Tip #1: Take Advantage Of Greenery
During the cold-weather seasons, many of your plants will lose their color and foliage. While you’ll enjoy the beautiful color change throughout the fall, you may find that your landscaping feels bare now that winter has arrived.
It’s time for your evergreen trees to take the stage! We recommend trimming and pruning your evergreen trees since they will become the new focal point of your landscape. Professional landscapers can quickly and carefully give your trees a beautiful shape.
An added bonus? Save the trimmings to create festive decorations indoors and outdoors! Boughs of greenery can be used to line tables, make wreaths, and deck doorways and rooflines.
While you’re DIYing, gather pinecones for embellishment. You’ll love utilizing fresh greenery right from your yard for these traditional holiday decorations.
Contact us today to learn more about our trimming and pruning services.
Winter Landscaping Tip #2: Enhance Your Landscape With Lights
Once you’ve spruced up your evergreen trees, it’s time to highlight your landscape design with lights. We recommend using white lights for a clean design, but colorful lights are an option for an even more festive look.
To get started, consider the design elements of your landscaping. Do you have one prominent tree or rows of smaller bushes? Do you have a pathway leading to your front door you want to light for guests?
Your light placement will highlight these shapes and features. You can also choose to tightly wrap the trunk and branches of your trees or lightly draped bushes for two very different looks. With these added lights, your yard will sparkle!
Winter Landscaping Tip #3: Create Interest With Seasonal Plants
If you’re looking to add more color to your landscaping, update your summer pots and window boxes with hardy winter plants and festive decorations.
Start by removing any dead flowers or leaves that have collected in your containers. You can then fill planters with boughs of evergreen trimmings to give the appearance of a live plant or you could plant something new. The Creeping Evergreen is a popular variety that boasts shiny green leaves and bright red berries for added color and texture.
Remember that you can also enhance these pots and boxes by incorporating faux items, too! Faux fruits, holiday lights, and yard art can all be used to create interest.
Contact our team for help selecting the best plants for your project!
Winter Landscaping Tip #4: Bring The Indoors Outside
One of the best parts of the holiday season is the chance to spend time with your neighbors and loved ones! Whether you are having for drinks around a firepit, gathering a crew before caroling, or admiring the holiday lights, your guests will love the chance to get outdoors.
Create spaces to gather outside by bringing the indoors outside. You can do this by adding seating around your newly decorated pots and lighted trees.
Winter Landscaping Tip #5: Add A Blanket Of Protection
Heading in the cooler months, it’s important to add an extra layer of protection to your garden beds and containers. Mulch and pine straw will act as a blanket for your plants, covering them with nutrients and locking in warmth.
Fresh mulch and pine straw also look neat and provide the finishing touches to your yard. They will provide the perfect base for any additional holiday yard decor.
Contact Carolina Curb Appeal for your mulch and pine straw needs this season.
The Carolina Curb Appeal Team Is Ready To Help
The holidays are busy enough, let us tackle some of these projects for you! Whether you need assistance trimming trees, selecting the perfect seasonal plant, or clearing snow and ice, our team is eager to help. We offer convenient service to residential and commercial properties across Clayton, Knightdale, and Garner, NC.
Call us today at (919) 796-0045 to make an appointment!