When winter takes over, the vibrancy of your Old Westbury, NY, landscape can vanish beneath a blanket of snow. The only thing left is to get creative with some landscaping design ideas that will bring back the excitement and create interest in your backyard. Here are some suggestions to help you change the look of your winter landscape:
Build a Fire Pit
A fire pit is a desirable feature among homeowners that will add color and warmth. The style of the fire pit can be customized to match the form and style theme of the landscape. The materials should be durable and be able to withstand the extreme weather conditions. Concrete wall units or natural stone slabs are both excellent material for building a fire pit and matching seating area. Concrete units come in a range of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. For traditional landscapes, consider the warm, earthy tones of brick red or sandstone gold.
Adding Color with Fences
Surround your property or certain outdoor areas with wooden fences for added color and a sense of privacy. The color of stained timber can add much needed visual warmth to your winter landscape; however, to take this a step further, you may consider painting the fence with vibrant colors. A deep red shade, for example, will create an inviting, sophisticated appearance.
Plant Cool-Weather Blooms
Many plants bloom in winter, adding splashes of color that boost the curb appeal of your home. You can use containers to add colors to your home’s entry, draw attention to a focal point, or make them the centerpiece of the landscape.
A popular choice for the fall months in the Old Westbury area is Winter Jasmine. With its creamy-yellow shade, Winter Jasmine is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that can grow up to ten feet tall and wide and is hardy in the area. Winter Jasmine blooms in the late winter/early spring, giving your landscape a color boost why other plants remain dormant.
A Gary Duff Designs consultant will be able to offer invaluable advice and service in selecting and planting winter hardy plants to add color to your winter landscape.
During winter, accentuating the best features of your landscape is more important than ever. Adding lights to the coping of your fire pit, for example, can highlight the design and softly illuminate the space, creating a warm ambiance and turning your fire pit into a stunning focal feature. There many lighting styles and fixtures to choose from, from inlaid lighting fixtures and decorative lanterns to colorful spotlights. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you have your Christmas lighting set up to participate in the spirit of the season.
When it comes to landscape lighting, it’s essential to hire an expert to formulate a strategic lighting plan before setting up the lighting system. Let Gary Duff Designs take care of your winter landscape lighting requirements and transform your landscape into a true winter wonderland.