Planning for a Winter Landscaping

Planning for a Winter Landscaping

Planting your garden or landscaping in the spring or summer is tricky enough without worrying about what it is going to look like as the seasons start to change. When designing your landscape try and plan ahead with your plant selections to add interest, color and texture that will last throughout the winter. One way to do this is by selecting trees and shrubs that have unique forms, decorative bark, colored twigs or weeping branches. Another way is by adding plants that keep their color throughout the winter such as evergreens and broadleaf evergreens. True evergreens will supply you with that year around green color, while the broadleaf evergreens have a softer texture and their colors will change during dry and cold winters. As with all landscape design, choose plants appropriate for your sites elevation, soil, drainage and amount of sunlight. Always plan enough space for all the plants to reach their full size and remember they will look different in the winter. For more landscape ideas and tips please contact Mitch Rewold, Landscape Architect at Vertical Arts. Decorative Bark of the River Birch Colorful Twigs of the Red Twigged Dogwood Unique Winter Color of the Oregon Grape Holly

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