5 Ideas to Make Your Yard Look Great in Winter

5 Ideas to Make Your Yard Look Great in Winter

When you think of beautifying your home’s outer landscape, yard or outdoor areas, you’d usually assume this is aimed toward those looking forward to sprucing up their yard for the spring or summertime months. 

However, this isn’t the case. Just because winter is rolling around, and with it snow and ice, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having a beautiful outdoor landscape as you bundle up for the season. Winter landscaping can look just as beautiful as your yard does once the flowers are blooming again. Keep ready for 5 tips on how to keep your outdoor areas looking their best, even during the winter. 

  1. Planting Year-Round Trees

A great way to frame your yard or home is to plant trees that will accentuate the landscape, or provide just character to an otherwise plain yard. Trees also provide great shade and cooling for you and your home during the summer. But which trees keep your area looking great all year round? 

If you want to keep your yard looking its best no matter what season it is, check out evergreen trees. These trees come in a bunch of different varieties, and some even have different hues or characteristics that make them stand out from one another. 

Evergreens are amazing accent trees for your landscaping, and can even be used to mark or separate different areas. However, their best selling point is their year-round appeal. 

2. Attract Birds Through all Seasons

One of the things most people associate with the beginning of spring is the sounds of birds chirping, or seeing a robin again after the cold winter months. When it’s chilly outside, it can be hard to attract the birds that are still around, since it’s easy for bird baths to freeze up – plus most birds have migrated to other areas. 

If you miss having birds to brighten and liven up your yard, there are ways to bring them into your landscape and help them out by putting out food during times when it can be harder for them to find it. 

Make sure you have a bird feeder that can both withstand the elements, can hold a lot of food, and that cannot be easily knocked down or infiltrated by nosy squirrels. Having food out can make your yard the spot to be for birds, since food can often be scarce during this time. If you put out water, make sure it doesn’t freeze by using heated bowls or something that will prevent your water from freezing. 

3. Lighting

Adding nice lighting is a great way to beautify your yard or winter landscape setup. Besides your usual Christmas light displays, putting up nice lights is a great way to liven up your yard, as well as a useful tool for when it starts getting dark out a lot earlier in the day. 

Use these lights either mostly around your porch or entertaining areas, or use them to highlight different areas or parts of your yard, like maybe an area where your plants go or lining different parts of your yard with lights as a separator of sorts.

4. Reuse/Repurpose Existing Lawn Accents

During the winter, you’re not going to be able to use a lot of the accents to your landscape that help to add character to the space during the warmer months. Flower pots, decorative accents, and other yard pieces that might get put into the garage or storage when it gets cooler out can still serve a purpose amidst the ice and snow, however. 

All because you might not have flowers or plants growing in these elements currently doesn’t mean you can’t make something out of them. Repurpose summertime accents to keep your yard looking interesting year round!

5. Getting Your Yard and Deck Winter Ready

There’s a lot you can do to both get your yard and deck or hardscape ready for winter, while always allowing them to play roles in enhancing the space during the colder months. 

Make sure to treat your deck to get it ready for ice and snow, and to keep it water tight or ready to withstand the elements. Additionally, add colorful benches, a trellis or artistic accoutrements that will be both eye-catching and fun year-round to your yard or outdoor entertaining area to keep things looking bright and interesting. 

Though a lot of us lose the use of our yard during the winter months, it doesn’t mean your outdoor areas don’t have to suffer looks-wise, too. Keep your yard and landscaping looking its best, even  in the cold weather but accentuating and adding elements that will brighten your yard and let it shine year-round. 

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