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Winter Landscaping

Posted on : 12-12-2019 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : Building Trends, News & Updates

 

Winter Patio

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.

 

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 adorne planters and window boxes. Also consider decorative logs or stones.

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.

Warm up

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.

Don’t slip

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.

Whatever you decide to do with your landscaping over winter, trust us, you’ll be happy you didn’t neglect this overlooked landscaping season.

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