Winter Is A Great Time To Improve Your Landscape Design
Winter is a great time to plan and dream a little as to what your perfect garden might look like. Garden catalogs usually start arriving just in time to give landscape design inspirations for your planning. Start with one particular landscape design area you might like to improve such as around the mailbox or down the garage wall. Sketch out what is there that you would like to keep then fill in the blanks with some new plantings that catch your eye in your clippings and readings. Start to narrow in on what it is you would like to change about this site’s landscaping, and where you could improve the design. Do you want more color? More height? More foliage contrast? Keep in mind your landscape design ideas may change each time you visit your design as you begin to focus on your end goal.
Be sure to pay attention to the hardiness of the plants – we in Lucas County are in Zone 6a : -10 to -5 (F). Any plant zoned higher may not survive our Ohio winters.
Plant zones are determined by geographic location and an index of plant climates appropriate for your garden. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map allows you to enter your zip code to easily determine the appropriate zone for your home.
It can be helpful to gather photos of other designs and gardens that you admire. You may be able to include some elements in your design. Is there a patio, stone walkway, or brick accent that you love? We are one of the areas only Authorized Unilock ® Installers, and patio construction is one of our specialties. Does a BBQ or easy to maintain Fire pit attached to your patio sound like a dream come true in your backyard? We can help with that!
When the weather breaks, bring your sketches and dreams in and we’ll help you improve your landscape. As a Toledo, Ohio landscape company, our job as landscape contractors is to help you design a beautiful lawn and landscaping experience. Let’s get started today! It’s what we’re here for.