The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your yard can’t be delightful. From choosing the right plants to taking extra precautions, we’ve put together this post to help you get started. Here’s our ultimate guide to Delaware landscaping in the winter.
Choose Winter Plants for Your Yard
Part of the secret to having a beautiful yard all year long is to choose plants that easily make it through the cold winter months. Evergreens are a wise option, as they tend to provide texture and color all year long. Other great ideas include the Coral Bark Japanese Maple and shrubs that are hearty enough to withstand the cold temperatures.
You should also consider selecting plants based on bark texture and how well local birds are attracted to them. Part of having a beautiful yard means being able to enjoy the scenery even when it is covered in a blanket of white snow. So, opt for different varieties that exhibit a delicate structure that looks pretty with a layer of ice or has an eye-catching branch pattern.
Protect Trees and Shrubs Where You Can
Delaware landscaping is a little different in that you really have to plan for the winter weather in advance. This means taking extra precautions like applying mulch around trees and shrubs to help protect them from frost. And you’ll also want to aerate and fertilize your lawn before the first hard freeze.
Protecting branches from ice is also important. Make sure to trim any that are delicate or so close together that they could accumulate a large amount of snowfall. The weight after a snowstorm could cause parts of the tree to snap, which in turn could cause significant damage to your landscaping, home, and whatever else happens to be underneath at the time.
Let Us Help with Your Delaware Landscaping
At Field of Dreams, we take pride in helping local residents achieve a beautiful yard all year long. If you still aren’t sure where to start with landscaping your property for the winter, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to help.