I know what you’re thinking. You can’t landscape in Canada in the winter months. You’re right to an extent, there are definitely some tasks you shouldn’t even consider in the winter. But just because there’s a blanket of snow in your backyard doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Whether it be with help from a landscaping company or with your own two hands, garden maintenance should continue.
Assess and plan
Winter is the perfect time to look at your land and assess what needs to be added. Is there a missing focal point? Adding hardscape items like benches or stones might be the missing piece.
Don’t ignore your planters
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your planters should sit empty or even worse fill up with snow. There are many evergreen options to adorn planters and window boxes. Also, consider decorative logs or stones to make the garden look more appealing. If you’re not sure how to do this, contact a landscaping Wirral company (or a company that operates in your local area). Landscaping can be difficult if you’ve never done it before!
Add some light
Winter is the darkest season. Bring some light into your outdoor spaces with some accent lighting. Solar lights, spot lights or even string lights will brighten up your evenings.
If you don’t have a stone fire pit on your patio consider adding an outdoor heater. Your patio can still be a great place to entertain friends and family in those winter months. If you spend the majority of your time entertaining on the patio, you’ll want to make sure that it’s even and properly sized, as it could become a problem in the long run if it’s not. That’s why you should make the decision to look for “hardscaping contractors near me” in plenty of time so you can get any problems fixed before you decide to entertain next to your stone fire pit.
One crucial element to your landscaping is making sure no one slips and falls on pathways. Make sure to apply salt or sand during those icy months to keep you and your guest safe. Safety is paramount when carrying out any work. If you are hiring any machinery to help with the work, it is always recommended that you get more information about transporting the equipment from professionals.
Whatever you decide to do with your landscaping over winter, trust us, you’ll be happy you didn’t neglect this overlooked landscaping season.