Winter Landscape Projects

Winter Landscape Projects

During the winter our landscape is often covered in snow.  Landscape services are often dismissed until spring.  Here are some great ideas of ways you can work on your landscape during the off season.

Design – To be honest planning your landscape design during the winter months is one of the best ways to be prepared for your summer landscape project.  Depending on your landscape project, planning generally takes anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.  Additionally, by securing your design during the winter you can get on your landscapers’ schedule sooner.  This means you don’t have to wait to begin your project once the warm weather is here.

Tree Services – This is a great winter project.  Trees are dormant during the winter which means when you trim branches there will be less stress for the tree to endure.

Bark Mulch – Performing a bark mulch replenishment during the winter months is a great way to prepare for spring.

Fall Cleanup – If the snow has melted and you didn’t have a chance to pick up all your leaves before the first snowfall then now might be a good time to clean up your leaves.

Low Voltage Lighting – Landscape lighting can provide additional accent to any landscape.  Lighting can take a project from good to great by providing that additional “WOW” factor.

Pavers – Installation of pavers, or any hardscape, can certainly add to the functionality of a space.  Whether you are looking for a pathway or patio, pavers provide great color choices.  Additionally, pavers blend into your landscape better than concrete and provide added texture.

Fire Pit – Along with pathways and patios an outdoor fire pit or fire place can add increased value to your outdoor space.  There are many building materials available to create a one of a kind fire pit.  Pavers and natural stone masonry are very common while metal and concrete can add a modern twist to your fire pit.

Pergola – During the heat of summer a property placed pergola can add shade and protection to your outdoor space.

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