Edited by Robert Hairston
Now that you've been able to think about what to do in the areas you can see from your window, what about the places you enjoy when you are outside? BBQ areas, sitting spaces, children play areas, and more are all great places to think about when making planting plans. You can easily place later bloomers in outdoor activity and sitting areas to give yourself a pop of color to enjoy once its warmer and you can enjoy the outdoors.
Plan your Project!
It's a great idea to plan ahead now, while you have some free time before the growing season really hits. Figure out not only what you would like to see but also if it's reasonable for your location and well placed based on what you want it to do in your yard.
Little bit stuck on where to start? We are more than happy to stop by to help with planning and completing your project!
Another one of our Quality services we are ready to do for you right now is to trim and prune trees and shrubs. It's great to do it now while plants are dormant.
Keep in mind that you DO NOT want to prune spring flowering ornamentals, like forsythia, until after they bloom (this year’s flowers appear on last year’s growth). DO NOT prune grapes or roses yet to avoid risk of frost damage.
Prune honeysuckle and silverlace hard. Prune evergreens, pomegranate, wisteria, and summer-blooming spireas from now up through March. You can prune nandinas by cutting oldest stems to the ground as needed to keep plant bushy. Late in the month, you can begin pruning butterfly bushes back to active growth.