Do you want a beautiful, winter landscape full of interesting ornate features and design? Then check out these top ten tips to create your own ice castle.

The “winter landscaping tips” is a blog post that includes pictures, tips, and tricks to help you through the winter. It also has some great ideas for things to do in your yard during the winter months.

Don’t be put off by the prospect of landscaping during winter.

It isn’t as tough as it may seem to keep your yard from appearing like a winter wasteland. We cover all of the greatest winter landscaping ideas to brighten up your property, from flowers that bloom when the snow falls to recommendations on how to keep your yard neat!

Let’s get this party started!

Incorporate Winter Plants into Your Landscape

Planting evergreen vegetation is one of the easiest methods to keep your environment looking beautiful throughout the winter. Plants that remain green all year or blossom throughout the winter are excellent for adding color and texture to a scraggly, bleak yard.

We’ll go over a few of our favorite winter gardening ideas in this section!

1. Bush Garden with Evergreens

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Evergreen shrubs, rather than having a yard full of bone-dry trees and twigs, provide a springtime scene all year. When correctly maintained, these shrubs may give your grass a consistent look, giving it a healthy, well-kept appearance.

Evergreen shrubs are fast-growing, low-maintenance plants that make excellent fillers and companion plants in winter gardens.

Evergreen bushes may be found at your local plant nursery or on Amazon.com.

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Buxus Microphylla Japonica – Fast Growing Cold Hardy Formal Evergreen Shrub – Winter Gem Boxwood – 10 Live Plants – 2″ Pot Size

  • Exclusively grown, packed, and transported by Florida Foliage. For modest hedges, this evergreen shrub is ideal. The deep green foliage of this hardiest of the small-leaved boxwoods may turn a golden bronze color in cold winter zones, but it is one among the earliest to turn green again in April. It’s a great addition to formal gardens since it provides year-round interest.
  • This is a traditional hedge plant. Because of its thick, evergreen growth, it’s ideal for shearing into a tiny, formal hedge. Ideal for outlining distinct areas in the yard or concealing a messy foundation. It looks very nice on red brick. Use as a divider between your front yard and your neighbor’s driveway. As backdrop greenery, it’s quite lovely. When planted where it snows, it makes gorgeous topiaries, especially in cone forms. This shrub is ideal for parterres and hedge mazes.
  • Winter Gem is a strong spherical cultivar with a round form. It tolerates a broad variety of environments and applications. The new leaf starts off lime-green and then fades to a rich, glossy green. When exposed to direct winter light, it tends to bronze, but the bronzing fades fast in the spring as temperatures increase and new growth appears. The cultivars ‘Wintergreen’ and ‘Faulkner’ are remarkably similar to ‘Winter Gem.’ Resistant to deer.
  • Winter Wonderland To keep its form, boxwood should be clipped every year in late winter or early spring. Hand pruners or shears should be used. Depending on the desired appearance and strength of the plant, more lighter prunings may be required in early to mid-summer. If the plant has surpassed its ideal size, ‘Winter Gem’ will survive more drastic trimming. This cultivar does not need any thinning. Boxwood leafminer and boxwood blight resistance are both high in ‘Winter Gem.’
  • Winter Wonderland Korean Boxwood is the ‘go-to’ boxwood for the country’s cooler climates. It is far more resilient than other boxwoods, and will remain fresh and green throughout the winter, even in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees. This dependable plant will provide you with boxwood hedges, balls, and other trimmed forms, as well as a naturally thick and rounded evergreen shrub.

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Holly and Holly Berries are two of the most popular types of holly.

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Hollyberry bushes are a staple of the winter landscape. Whether you’re planning a Holly Jolly Christmas or just want to brighten up your yard when the weather turns nasty, Hollyberry has you covered.

These plants thrive in the worst of conditions. Snow that has melted? These plants thrive in damp soil, so it’s no issue for them. These bushes never lose their clusters of vivid red berries, even though some species are not evergreen, so anticipate spectacular color in your yard during winter.

Hollyberry Bushes may be found at your local plant nursery or on Amazon.com.

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‘Blue Princess’ Ilex X meserveae (Blue Holly) Evergreen, #2 – Container

  • It is firmly rooted in the soil and, weather allowing, may be planted right away. Planting and maintenance instructions will be included with the shipping.
  • Plant in utilized zones 5-8 for best results. The mature height is 12 feet tall, and the mature spread is 9 feet wide.
  • Late fall/early winter is when red berries appear. The dark green, evergreen foliage contrasts well with the red berries. Berry production requires a male pollinator.
  • In full sun or light shade, this plant thrives.

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3. Pessimists

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Pansies are no laughing matter, despite their dainty look.

These low-lying flowers bloom throughout winter, even when it snows, transforming your boring white environment into a tranquil, colorful sea of petals. Their hues vary from purples and blues to yellows and whites (and everything in between), so there’s no end to what you can do with them in your environment!

Pansies are available at your local plant nursery or via Amazon.

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Snowdrops, number four

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Snowdrops blossom in the snow, as the name implies. For the dedicated winter gardener, these winter marvels are ideal.

They’re little, but they’re powerful. Snowdrops are a must-have for any December landscape since they can withstand cold and precipitation. Planting hundreds of these tiny gentlemen in their own place will give your yard a delicate, but elegant appearance that will make the gardening club envious of your landscaping.

Snowdrops may be found at your local gardening shop or on Amazon.com.

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5. Honeysuckles in the Winter

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Winter Honeysuckles bloom from November to April and would be a great addition to any winter landscape. Their blossoms would not only contribute to the beauty, but their lemony aroma would as well.

Though other flowers have lovely smells, the Winter Honeysuckle’s is particularly intense, floating over yards and adding a beautiful touch to an already dazzling setting.

Winter Honeysuckles may be found at your local gardening shop or on Amazon.

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Enhance Your Landscape with Wildlife

Your yard might appear fairly empty without the cuddly and playful presence of animals while they are either hibernating or on the hunt for food. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make your environment more appealing to winter-hardy creatures…

6. Feeders for birds

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Birds are perhaps the most common species utilized to add color and vibrancy to a scene. Their flittering motions, lovely plumage, and cheerful melodies are enough to brighten any gloomy winter day.

Bird feeders, such as Cardinals and Black-Capped Chickadees, may be hung in your yard to attract typical winter birds (shown in the photo). You can birdwatch from the comfort of your own home, while also providing food for the birds during the winter months.

Bird feeders are available at your local gardening shop or on Amazon.

This squirrel-proof feeder is one of our favorites:

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Yankee Flipper Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, Spinning Perch, 4 Feeding Ports, 5 lb Seed Capacity Droll Yankees Yankee Flipper Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, Spinning Perch, 4 Feeding Ports, 5 lb Seed Capacity

  • SQUIRREL PROOF: The motorized perch ring is intended to spin under the weight of a squirrel, causing the squirrel to ‘flip’ off the bird feeder.
  • CAPACITY: The tube bird feeder has four feeding holes and can contain up to five pounds of birdseed.
  • DURABILITY: The bird feeder’s base and cap are made of heavy-duty metal. The seed tube is made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate and will not fade in the sun.
  • INTERNAL BAFFLE: The internal baffle is designed to allow seed to easily flow to all four seed ports.
  • ALL DROLL YANKEES Items ARE PROUDLY Created IN THE USA: Since 1969, all Droll Yankees products have been proudly made in the United States.

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7. Feeders for Squirrels

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Squirrels spend the Fall collecting and storing nuts, but they often forget where they buried or stashed them, making squirrel feeders a beneficial investment for you, your landscape, and the animals.

Plus, if not provided their own winter food source, those plump little furballs you see climbing your trees and dashing across your yard may be fluffy-tailed robbers.

Bird feeders are often raided and destroyed by squirrels in an effort to get the seeds within. So, if you want to keep squirrels out of your bird feeders, hang a basic squirrel feeder from a tree in your yard, like the one seen above.

On Amazon, you’ll find a variety of alternatives, including this charming Squirrel Feeder for Picnic Table:

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Squirrel Feeder for Picnic Table

  • Watching the Squirrels Play on This Cute Picnic Table Feeder Will Make You Smile Every Day. Made in the United States of America!
  • Nature Lovers and Backyard Enthusiasts Will Love This Gift. You’ll fall in love with this feeder the moment you open it and inhale the scent of freshly cut cedar.
  • Squirrels don’t like bird feeders, so this is a great way to keep them away! (Corn is not included in this recipe.) Along with your Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder, this is a great add-on item.
  • Feeding Squirrels is a Fantastic Way to Have More Fun With Your Yard’s Wildlife. While taking turns sitting on the benches, watch the squirrels chase each other in circles.
  • Our Feeders are handcrafted in our Baton Rouge, Louisiana shop. We’re so certain that you’ll love this feeder that we’re willing to give you a money-back guarantee. The Feeders are made of naturally decomposable Cedar and will age beautifully in your yard.

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If internet buying isn’t your thing, a squirrel feeder may be found at your local garden store.

Whatever feeder you select, this is just one of the numerous winter landscaping ideas that will brighten up your yard come frost or snow.


Deer Feeders (nine)

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If you live in a rural region, putting a deer feeder in your yard will enable you and your family to watch the deer from the safety and comfort of your own house, keeping your family – and the animals – safe. Not only will you be rewarded with a breathtaking sight, but the deer will also have a better chance of surviving the winter.

Deer feeders with a rustic look, such as the one shown, may not keep hay (or other feed alternatives) dry throughout the winter. Fortunately, more effective options are available online via Amazon or at your local hunting or game store.

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Winter Landscaping Ideas for the Inanimate

If caring for plants or inviting fuzzy critters into your icy yard isn’t your thing, try these non-living winter landscaping options!

Sculptures (nine)

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Garden sculptures, such as the cherub in the picture, are noted for their unusual designs, striking human-like characteristics, and ageless craftsmanship that enhance the aesthetic of gardens. With a dusting of beautiful white snow, your house transforms into a calm, stylish setting that’s difficult to surpass.

Similar garden sculptures may be found on Amazon or at your local gardening store.

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Cherub with Dog, Grasslands Road, 7-Inch, Gift Boxed

  • Cement with resin added to increase texture and relief features for indoor or outdoor application that is not subjected to harsh weather.
  • The figurine is 7.25″ high and 5.75″ broad.
  • For shipment, the figurine is safely wrapped in a Kraft paper gift box measuring 9.3 x 7.3 x 6.7 inches.
  • A lovely house, deck, gazebo, or garden accent
  • See the whole Grasslands Road line of beautiful cherub sculptures.

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10. Christmas Lights That Are Attractive

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Of course, when most of us think of winter landscaping ideas, the first thing that comes to mind is Christmas. Christmas also brings glistening wreaths, warmly illuminated entryways, and welcoming holiday lights strewn over the yard and on the roof. As you may be aware, incorporating Christmas lights into your landscape creates a festive, joyous atmosphere – and this is one winter landscaping concept we can’t get enough of!

11. Outdoor Lights in General

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If it’s too early (or too late) for the holidays, you can still add some basic landscape lighting to highlight gloomy areas around your house and give your snow-covered grass a wonderful shine.

The photo’s two vintage-style lamposts evoke the entrance to a lovely wintery town, and the cozy, light-wrapped evergreens just add to the feeling.

Seating that enhances the view of the landscape

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Against a washed-out, glacial backdrop, wooden seats with exquisite iron details, such as the one in the picture, appear remarkable. Benches may be put in different areas of your property to provide color contrast and make your environment look less bleak.

Beautiful iron seats may be found on Amazon.com or at your local home furnishings store:

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Products of Highest Quality Bronze 2-Person Aluminum Garden Bench Patio Furniture with Lattice Backrest and Seat with Rose Detail

  • VERSATILE USE: Use it as a 2-person seat for relaxing pastimes like reading a book or bird watching, or as a complement to an outdoor dining table.
  • PLACE IT ON THE FRONT PORCH OR IN THE CENTER OF A GARDEN FOR A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR DECOR THAT WILL GET A LOT OF ATTENTION.
  • Elaborate cross-weave, lattice designs, and enticing rose accents provide a delicate, sophisticated touch to any outdoor environment.
  • BUILT-TO-LAST: The frame and finish are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions and aging processes such as corrosion and rusting.
  • DCOR IS PORTABLE: Its lightweight design makes it simple to move and brighten up any room; Dimensions: 42.5″L x 24″W x 33″H overall; 500 pound weight capacity

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Covered Bridge No. 13

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If you have enough money and time, you may build a covered bridge over a major stream on your property. Covered bridges are especially popular in the United States’ far north, and they are often painted in bold red or rustic tones. They’re among of the most well-known winter landscaping concepts, and they’re often connected with Christmas themes in movies, holiday décor, and other holiday favorites.

Of course, some people may not be able to construct a large covered bridge, but replicating the structure may be a cute addition to an ice environment.

Petite Creek Bridge is number fifteen.

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If a covered bridge isn’t an option, a basic wooden bridge put over a brook – or even a make-your-own dry river bed – may do. There’s nothing quite like snow-covered bridges, and even little bridges are a joy to see.

If you have a huge ditch on your property that has to be crossed, little bridges are ideal. Instead of stumbling in a ditch every day, you may use this adorable method of crossing.

Outsunny’s 5-foot Rustic Decorative Garden Bridge is one of our favorites:

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For Your Backyard, Outsunny 5 ft Wooden Garden Bridge Arc Footbridge with Railings, Natural Wood

  • ENHANCE YOUR GARDEN: Add a beautiful touch to your outdoor settings by placing Outsunny’s backyard wood bridge over a small creek or garden stroll.
  • COMPLIMENTARY BEAUTY: With its classically designed pathway, the graceful arched garden bridge frame gives immediate and timeless elegance.
  • SECURITY DESIGN: Each side of the bridge kit has curved side rails with three posts for additional security and convenience. As a result, the footbridge is as safe as it is attractive.
  • SOLID CONSTRUCTION: This bridge’s wood has a weather-resistant natural finish that prevents decay, cracking, and splitting.
  • STRONG WEIGHT CAPACITY: This garden bridge’s robust fir wood structure is intended to support up to 400 pounds of weight.

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Garden Arbor, No. 16

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Garden arbors are one of the most popular winter landscaping ideas (and landscaping ideas in general) for beautifying a garden setting. Their inconspicuous presence lends a hint of human structure to an otherwise natural setting, and their minute details offer fascination at close range. With a gorgeous red ribbon, an arbor put in a wintery garden or at the door walks may bring an unfinished landscape together.

A garden arbor may be purchased on Amazon or found at your local gardening center:

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  • PVC vinyl has a 20-year warranty and requires no maintenance. It will not crack, fade, peel, or discolor.
  • Easy to assemble; pre-cut and pre-drilled holes are supplied, as well as all necessary hardware.
  • 16-inch steel ground anchors are provided; installation is simple.
  • 42 in. W x 78 in. H x 22 in. D on the inside; 64 in. W x 85 in. H x 28 in. D on the outside.
  • Posts are 2 by 2 inches with a pergola-style arbor top.

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Maintain a Clean Landscape

Landscapes frequently get filthy and strewn with garbage over the winter, when most plants go dormant. We’ll go over some winter landscaping ideas in this part to help you maintain your landscape looking nice throughout the colder months.

  • Pick up any fallen branches or sticks. Large twigs or branches that fall into a snow-covered environment (and aren’t removed) might harm your grass by creating drab, yellow, or brown areas. You’ll have quite a mess on your hands by the time Spring arrives; better to nip it in the bud now!
  • Trim the shrubs and trees in your yard. No matter how bleak and dark the winter days are, well-kept evergreen bushes are a terrific way to keep your yard appearing clean and professional. Cutting away any broken or scraggly branches will enhance to the general tidiness of your yard, even though your trees are likely dormant.
  • Clear the snow off your pathways and stairwells. Clearing your front walks of snow can not only spare you from trudging through a blizzard, but it will also make your yard seem cleaner. In addition, you won’t slide and fall on any black ice!
  • Clear the snow and ice off your driveway. Keeping your driveway clean, much like your front pathways, will save you time and money in the long run. Clear driveways are simpler to enter and exit, safer for pedestrians, and more appealing than a snow-covered mess.

Snow and winter plants are lovely, but not when they’re obliterating your home’s attractiveness. That’s why we believe it’s critical to include these apparently little activities into your winter gardening routine to prevent a cluttered yard.

Last Thoughts

It might be difficult to know what is useful to your yard’s looks and what isn’t when it comes to winter landscaping ideas. You can maintain your landscape looking wonderful in a variety of ways, including plants, minor constructions, and general tidiness.

Because winters may be severe, especially in northern areas, only plants that can withstand extreme cold and snow are suitable for keeping your garden alive. Furthermore, snow is a master at obscuring your property and making everything seem drab – which is where garden structures come in to provide contrast and aesthetic interest. Finally, scraggly shrubs and trees, as well as snow-suffocated paths, never do a landscape credit, so keep things tidy.

We hope that by providing you with some insight into our favorite winter landscaping ideas, you will be able to improve the beauty of your yard this coming season!

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