Just because your grass may be going dormant this time of year, doesn’t mean that your creative juices should go dormant as well. At Outside Landscape Group, we help our clients with a variety of landscaping projects year-round, including the cold winter months.
If you’re looking for some winter landscaping ideas for your Atlanta area residence, here are a few projects that we typically work on for our clients during the winter months. If you would like our help with your winter project, or have another landscaping idea you would like to discuss, please contact us here. We would love to discuss your project!
1. Winter is the Best Time to Plant
Many people think that winter is a terrible time to plant due to the cold weather, but this is simply not true. In fact, there are actually several advantages to planting in the winter:
- Foliage growth comes to a halt and plants go dormant. However, roots continue to grow and plants get acclimated to the cooler temperatures.
- With less heat, watering requirements go down, and you can rely on Mother nature to water your plants for you.
- When Spring rolls around, plants will tend to flourish with foliage and flowers since the roots system has already been established months earlier.
- Since many people plant in the Spring, there is a great choice of quality plants in stock at local nurseries for Fall and Winter planting.
As you can see, colder months are actually a great time to plant in your Atlanta area yard!
2. Landscaping Lighting for Holiday Entertaining and Longer Evening Hours
When it’s light outside for 14+ hours each day during the Summer months, many people don’t really think about landscape lighting. However, in the late Fall and Winter when it starts to get dark earlier and the holidays are just around the corner, adding landscape lighting becomes an essential.
During the Winter (holiday) months, you may have family and friends over for holiday parties, and want to ensure their safety around your home. Ensuring that your yard is equipped with lighted pathways is a great way to ensure your friends and family are safe from accidents while on your property.
In addition, burglaries tend to increase during the Holiday season, so it is important that your home is well-lit on the outside to deter any unsavory characters from picking your home as an easy target.
3. Installing an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
Bring on the heat! Just because temperatures dip below freezing doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an outdoor party. At Outside Landscape Group, this is one of the most popular winter-time projects we complete for our clients.
4. Planning Your Swimming Pool or Spa in Advance
If you are thinking of building a pool or spa anytime soon, it is never too early to start the planning process. Many people decide they want a pool in March or April, but are disappointed when they realize that all of the quality pool builders in their area are already busy for the entire Spring and Summer!
Designing and building the perfect pool that is well-suited to your yard is a process that takes time and careful planning. We work with our clients on every facet of the pool-building process to ensure you get a custom, high-quality pool that meets all of your needs and wants.
5. Creating a Game Plan for Your Spring Landscape Installation
When you landscape or re-landscape your current yard, the design phase can be time consuming, and you want to make sure that no detail is overlooked, and no stone is left unturned. This is why it is important to start the process early, and not wait until just weeks before you want to start your project.
We work with clients in the Winter to develop a detailed landscaping plan that can be implemented in the Spring months. So don’t wait and feel “rushed” to get your landscape installed in the Spring. Trust the experts at Outside Landscape Group and get your project started this Winter!
6. Outdoor Kitchen Construction and Installation
An outdoor kitchen is the ultimate symbol of outdoor entertainment with friends and family. I’m sure you can see yourself now…kids are jumping in the pool or throwing the football in the yard, while you and some of your buddies are grilling hamburgers or steaks for everyone to enjoy.
If this sounds like something you would like to have in your backyard, it’s important to go ahead and start planning for it in the Winter months. Any kind of custom carpentry, masonry, or outdoor construction can be done in the winter time, and it is a great time to do so!
7. Custom Carpentry (Building a Deck, Pool House, etc.)
Sometimes, your grass, flower beds, shrubs, etc. may be complete, but you need the right structure to bring it all together. At Outdoor Landscape Group, we believe that your landscape is part of your lifestyle, which is why having a great place for people to gather and hangout is essential.
We offer a variety of custom carpentry services including decks, gazebos, pergolas, pool houses and more to meet your outdoor living needs.
Winter is a Great Time to Landscape…So Why Not Put Us to Work for You?
The Fall and Winter months are a great time to tackle a variety of landscaping needs that you have. At Outside Landscape Group, we help our clients 12 months out of the year with all of their landscaping needs. If you have questions, or would like to learn more about some of the services we provide in the North Atlanta area (Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, and the surrounding area) please give us a call, or contact us here today!