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Can You Landscape in Winter?

Can You Landscape in Winter?
Have a landscaping project in mind? Winter is a good time for landscaping too!

The word “landscaping” often brings to mind a picture of greenery, with a well-groomed carpet of grass, a profusion of well-placed flowers, and man-made structures like patios or pergolas to complete the setting. Snow and bare trees are not on the radar. If you believe you’ve missed your opportunity to tackle your landscaping goals the previous fall, you don’t have to fret. Winter is just as good a time to develop the landscape as any other time of year, with the following advantages.

More Time and Attention

In winter, landscapers often have less projects than during the spring, summer, or fall. However, you can take advantage of this time and call for a landscaping company while they are likely to be less busy. You have a better chance of gaining more time and attention toward your project for a speedier finish.

Favorable Weather

One does not want to hire a landscaping team out to your yard when it is bitterly cold or swelteringly hot. However, cool, crisp weather is often more favorable for landscaping projects than hot and humid weather is. 

Less of a Disturbance

Moreover, your project will be of little to no disturbance to your plants or any wild animals. Squirrels, chipmunks, and other rodents are hibernating, birds are migrating, and insects are out of sight. Plants and trees are dormant. Nature is most out of the way of landscapers in winter.

Gardening in Winter

One may ask whether it is possible to start gardening or planting in winter. Some argue that it is indeed the best time to plant and transplant. Trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and annuals are dormant in the winter, which makes it easier to move them without shocking them. They also require less water and have less risk of disease and insect damage in the winter. While fall is often the time to let your spring perennials take root, you can also get them started in winter.

Be Ready for Spring

Whether you want to install a new patio, fix a drainage issue, plant some trees, or add a gazebo, winter is a fine time to get it done. By springtime, you will have a brand backyard to enjoy.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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