You might think there aren’t any options for improving your landscape during the winter but, that is far from the truth! While planting choices are different from those in spring and summer, there are many ways to make your winter landscape attractive. Of course, we don’t suggest that you go outside in blustery cold to plant – winter is a perfect time to rely on the professionals at Tode Landscape Contractors.
We’re familiar with winter blooms, and when and where to plant them for the most impact in your yard. Some flowers and shrubs are most attractive when displayed against a background of snow. These include:
Also known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, evergreen foliage provides a beautiful bloom in the depths of winter. Masses of the Christmas rose (so named for bloom time) add swaths of green and pink to the flowerbed. Long-lasting blooms of the traditional hellebore start as pink and gradually become an attractive light green. Other varieties of Hellebore provide different bloom colors; lavender or white, even black. Ask us about the range of colors to combine with your winter landscape design.
An interesting and attractive, vining shrub with yellow winter blooms adds impact to the winter landscape. Include the evergreen Mahonia shrub in this display for coordinating color and textural variety. Blue berries and golden flowers create an interesting look when using this holly like shrub. Don’t forget about holly bushes with red berries in your attractive winter landscape.
Thousands of cobalt-blue blossoms on this ground cover begin blooming in late February to early March and accompany the early blooming Forsythia shrub.
A variety of other flowers, shrubs and ground covers enliven the winter landscape in New Jersey. Because our state encompasses a range of Hardiness Zones, it is important to have professional assistance when choosing and planting the specimens.
Paths, Seating and Light
Winter provides a great view of your landscape. If you’ve wanted a garden path winding through your plantings or an arbor with seating, this is a good time to choose the location that works best with the flow of your yard. Incorporate a fire element into your outdoor seating area and enjoy the view of watching your winter plants as they bloom.
Winter is also an appropriate time to think about that lighting you’ve wanted to install. For security and ambiance, we have the solutions to your needs. Let us design your perfect winter landscape that remains beautiful in all seasons.