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Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Hidden Beauty Of Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens – During the grey and cold days of winter, our gardens lack the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents of the other seasons.

However, if you have paid attention to the basic definition of your landscaping, winter is the time when silhouettes of bushes and trees and dried seed heads or bright winter berries come into play. Woody plants with beautiful bark and interesting architectural structure can form the backbone of your winter garden.

Improvements In The Winter Garden

Improvements In The Winter Garden

Do you look at your garden at this winter and wish it were more alive? Well, as those of us who have their homes on the market have found out – there are ways to make your front yard look attractive even in the dead of winter!

One thing you don’t want is murky green garden paths. Regularly power- hose your paths and decks so that the slimy green mold can’t take hold! Also check for it at the base of your fences and house. If you live in a mild winter area, then you may need to keep cutting the lawn, but lift the mower slightly so that the grass is not cut so short in the winter.

 

Design Your Winter Garden With Shrubs

Design Your Winter Garden With Shrubs

An indispensable element of the winter garden, shrubs provide form, structure, fragrance and colors. A well-planted garden will have a selection of these useful plants, each contributing to the overall scheme. Topiarized evergreens and deciduous shrubs with scented winter flowers should be positioned where their characteristics can be appreciated to the full.

Cornus. The dogwood include some enormous frees, for which you will need a large winter garden, but there are some shrubs, which can be kept small by coppicing them every year. This forces them to put up a number of short stems, about 3m (10ft) high, the best of which are richly colored. The spring coppicing can either involve cutting back every single stem, or just half so that it always has some growth.