Want to make the exterior of your home just as classically welcoming with holiday cheer as your interior currently is? We know the outside of your house should be just as cheerful as in the inside, especially if you are expecting guests for the holidays. Our luxury landscapers here at Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Designs have outlined some decorating tips on giving your home’s outdoor landscape a festive, timeless look you’ll love, just in time for holiday celebrations. Try any of the below decoration ideas to improve the festiveness of your outdoor living space:
Highlight Your Yard’s Natural Beauty
Illumination of a single tree in the front yard landscape can make a subtle yet elegant statement. The Bella Giardino team suggests highlighting the natural structure of your featured tree with intricate branch wrapping of the string of lights. It’s all in the details.
Transform Summer Planting Pots
If you have weatherproof pots, the holidays are a great time to fill them with festive materials such as cut evergreen boughs, branches, berries, pine, boxwood, yew, and holly, or try dried hydrangea flowers and seed pods. A custom winter pot display arrangement adds the finishing touch to your garden or yard and looks beautiful under a light dusting of Colorado snow.
Dress Up the Entryway
The beauty of garland tracing the frame of your front door illuminates your home’s entrance with holiday spirit. Using a green garland with bright red bows or fake fruit can be seen from the bottom of your driveway, solidifying the added festive nature if your home.
Add a Welcoming First Impression
As your guests drive up to your home, create an inviting entrance with a holiday decorated mailbox. Adding simple swags of pine or red and white ribbon creates a seasonal flourish to an otherwise mundane item. Enhance it with red accents, pinecones, holiday greenery, or twisted lights to add even more of the holiday cheer.
Stick with Natural Beauty
Natural materials are the easiest to work with for an exterior display, especially wreaths. Adding wreaths to the outside of your home with holiday embellishments such as holly, berries, mall ornaments, red velvet bows, add a punch of color to a naturally stunning Colorado environment. Our state’s landscape is blessed with all the colors of the rainbow, so why not capitalize on our local beauty.
Bust Out the Benches
Give your outdoor patio benches the holiday spirit they deserve by adding an arrangement of holiday greenery, pinecones, gazing balls, and ornaments to them. Elaborate your subtle bench with a basket of pinecones with cut boxwood or wrap the structure of the bench with some greenery garland and lights. The holiday possibilities are endless.
Revive Classic Favorites
Recycle and upcycle your older holiday decorations that can still look amazing in your outdoor living space. Find stored objects like antlers, vintage skis, or snowshoes and embellish with evergreens, boughs, winterberries, pinecones, lights and ribbon to create your very own festive scene. Give new life to those old items you have laying around.
With these new holiday decoration ideas for your Colorado landscape, you are sure to have the most cheerful yard in the neighborhood. Just because its winter doesn’t mean your yard or home should look dull, frozen or boring. Lighten it up this holiday season and continue to enjoy your landscape design even if the weather outside is frightful. We look forward to seeing all your beautiful holiday home decorations this season and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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This is the number one question our professional landscapers receive in the cold winter months here in Colorado Springs. About this time every year we begin to receive inquiries asking, “can I landscape in winter?” It is a valid question to ask and the answer isn’t as straightforward as one might think. Sometimes, families don’t have full control over when they move, so perhaps you had to recently move into a new home in October or November and you are welcomed to that new home with lovely Colorado winter weather. Some may wait until the spring or summer to even think about redesigning their outdoor living spaces, but some may want to jump right on that project. Whatever the reason you’re thinking about landscaping in winter, the answer to the above question is absolutely YES! The luxurious landscape designers here at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs have outlined several landscaping items anyone can accomplish during a Colorado Springs winter! Check out our helpful list of landscaping ideas in winter below:
Winter is Prime Time to Plan Your Landscape
In order to get an early jump on your dream landscape for the coming spring, consider consulting with a local landscape designer during the winter to get ahead. Waiting until spring to begin the designing and planning process often leads to increased delays due to the excessive clients all wanting their landscape installed all at the same time. Begin planning your dream outdoor living space now with our Bella team so your future self can breathe a bit more when that warm sun comes back out. Be proactive!
Is it Safe to Plant in Winter?
Knowing which plant “hardiness zone” you live in in Colorado Springs will help you deciding whether or not you can safely plant during our cold winter months. There’s a simple zone code our city lays within. Colorado ranges from what we call zone 3 to 6, indicating whether we could have extremely cold temperatures during the upcoming winter months. Depending on which zone or harshness of winter chill is deemed for the winter, that will allow you to decide to plant perennials, ornamental grass, or turf during our colder months or not. However, it is typically normal to continue with planting of trees and shrubs no matter how cold the temperatures drop to due to their cold weather durability. It is very important to note that all plant material requires winter watering over the cold season, in addition to the amount of snow we get. Snowfall is simply not enough moisture to keep plants alive in Colorado Springs, especially those that are newly planted, so always keep that in mind.
Complete Hardscaping Projects
On the contrary, winter can be a great time for installing hardscapes. Hardscaping is basically any non-living portion of your landscape design, like rock or stone type areas. Think of the areas where no vegetation is present. It is not uncommon to have your hardscape installation completed during cold weather months here locally simply to just get it down. That allows you for more time in the warmer months to install plant material and take more time on those vegetation areas. Sometimes deep freezes will prevent the installation of retaining walls or other landscape features due to their digging depth into the frozen ground. We all know how bipolar our Colorado weather can be, so just be aware of the season and what options of landscaping you have available to you year to year.
If you elect to complete or plan landscaping projects in winter, you should give our local landscaping team a call. Bell Giardino’s luxury landscaping abilities give you and your family endless options when it comes to outdoor living spaces. Give our experts a call today to schedule a winter landscaping consultation for your home! We are here to help you plan your dream landscape during winter and start implementing hardscaping options as well. Call us now!