As the weather starts to cool down, you might notice a decrease in the color in your lawn as well. Although you might feel as if you are doomed to deal with a brown, depressing yard for several months until springtime, this does not have to be the situation at all. Even though you might have to say goodbye to your favorite flowers and plants until next year, there are still ways to add color to your lawn in the meantime. These are a few things that you can try.
1. Scatter Mulch
Whether you currently have mulch in your flowerbeds and elsewhere on your lawn or not, now is a good time to add some. Look for a colorful mulch, such as a red-colored mulch, so that you can add as much color as possible. Then, use the fresh, colored mulch to brighten up your empty flowerbeds and the area around the perimeter of your home. Not only will this help brighten up your lawn during the dark winter, but it will also help keep the roots of your plants warm and can help ensure that they will come back next year.
2. Use Evergreens
It's a good idea to plant plants that stay green all year long in your yard. Although you might love your seasonal bushes and flowers, adding green shrubs and small trees that can be counted on to stay green all year long can be a nice addition. Then, you never have to worry about your flowerbeds or the rest of your yard not having any color.
3. Choose Seasonal Plants
There are actually a lot of plants that flourish during the cooler months. For example, Chrysanthemums do great in the fall, and poinsettias and Christmas cacti do well in the cold months. By planting some of these beautiful plants around your garden, you can ensure that something is growing and doing well all year long. Just look for plants based off of how well they match your growing zone, since some winters are harsher than others and can affect "cold weather" plants differently.
4. Use Other Decor
Give yourself a break from taking care of plants for the winter and opt for non-living decor instead. You can add statues, bird baths and other decorative items to your yard to add some visual appeal, and you won't have to worry about much winter care.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways that you can keep your lawn looking colorful and beautiful all year long. Try one or all four of these landscaping tips to perk up your yard during the cold season this year.Share
12 September 2015