How To Brighten Winter Landscape

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Wintertime means dull, cold, and mundane colors. Even the most cheerful person can get the winter blues in that type of environment. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to brighten a winter landscape. Here are a few things you can try.

Plants

Depending on where you are located, there are some plants you can consider adding to your landscape during winter.

  • Pansies: In mild winters, pansies can add wonderful pops of color and can bloom through the whole winter, even in snow. You can plant pansies in the ground or in containers.
  • Winterberry holly: Another beautiful winter plant is the classic holly shrub, whose holly berries add a vibrant red to your landscape that looks even more beautiful in contrast with snow.
  • Red-stemmed dogwood: This bush yields delicate white flowers in summer and stems that turn to a rich red in winter, which makes it a beautiful addition to any winter landscape.

Bird Feeders

Feed the hungry birds during winter while also adding color and interest to your yard. Consider choosing a bird feeder that is bright in color to stand out on a gray winter day. Also, carefully pick out your bird feed to make sure you're attracting the right birds in your area for the climate. The best place to put your bird feeder is in front of a large window so you can enjoy watching birds in spite of the dull weather.

Lighting

Due to gray skies and the fact that it gets dark so much quicker, it's a good idea to take your landscape lighting to the next level. Not only do you want to make sure there is more light, you might also consider installing lights that are decorative with color and style. That way you can add lighting while also adding more interest to your landscape.

Decorative Features

Decorative items do wonders to brighten up your landscape. Instead of just having a holiday wreath, consider purchasing a winter wreath with bright colors to help add some flair to your door. You can also add some vibrant colors to your old dull pots and fill them with winter flowers or trimmings.

Don't just endure a cold, monotonous winter. Do something about it and cheer yourself and your neighbors up by brightening your landscape. It doesn't take much effort to plant flowers or shrubs. It takes even less effort to add lighting, bird feeders, and other decorative items.

Contact professional landscape designers for more help.

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