Winter Ideas for Outside

January is a great time to add instant color, get your existing landscape under control and plan for that perfect outdoor space that you will enjoy for years to come! Here is how to get started. 

Winter interest in planters. There is no reason you can not have color throughout the winter!  Adorn your summertime containers, window boxes and hanging baskets, with colorful winter displays.  Add evergreen boughs of different textures and colors, interesting twigs and even small evergreen plants.  Need ideas?  Email or call Eichenlaub. We have the people that can help.

Dormant pruning.  Plants getting out of control? Winter is a great time to prune overgrown shrubs.  Without leaves it is much easier to gen in am make good thinning cuts.  Dormant pruning is also better for  many types of plants and sets them up for vigorous spring growth.  It is important to know what you are pruning, you can reduce flowering on many types of spring flowering plants if you prune at the wrong time of year.  If you are not sure contact Eichenlaub:

Winter design.  If you wait until spring to begin designing  your outdoor living area, you will be waiting until summer to begin building.  Factor in summertime events and vacation -summer could be long over before you get to enjoy your new space!  Design in January and February and enjoy your summer outside.

So resolve to revive you outdoor space this year! 

A well designed winter display will give you some welcome color this time of year, the dormant pruning will get things under control and ready for spring, and a landscape design will allow you to envision your future outdoor space.  Eichenlaub has the experts to help you with all of these and more!