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by on Dec 18, 2017

How To Keep Your Passion for Landscaping Alive This Winter

The state of Arizona endures some of the most extreme climate patterns in the country. The summers are scorching with temperatures that easily surpass 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter, however, the state gets surprisingly cold. Regions of Arizona often get several feet of snow. It’s also not that uncommon to see temperatures falling below zero. If you want to keep the area around your property green during the winter, you have to choose your plants wisely. It’s best to plant these winter beauties in November or December to give them a reasonably warm start before winter arrives. Spruce up your home with these winter landscaping ideas.

Fresh Herbs

These durable plants deserve more credit than we already give them. They have all sorts of healing powers, and they taste delicious. Cilantro, oregano, parsley, and mint herbs are the ones known to survive the wrath of winter. Make sure that you give them plenty of sunlight. You can stick them in a pot to add some greenery to your porch or around the front of your home.

Winter Annuals

There are a variety of winter annuals that will dazzle your eye during the winter. Annuals are more hands-off, compared to the flowers that you’d find during the spring and summer. Geraniums, petunias, snapdragons, lobelias, and pansies are usually at the top of the list. Adding some fertilizer and mulch to the soil dramatically increases your chances of having a healthy garden this winter. It’s best to get started now, before the worst of winter arrives.

Cacti and Succulents

You can’t go wrong with a hearty cactus and succulents. While they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, these plants are designed to withstand the most extreme temperatures. Head over the your local nursery to find some unique, bizarre looking cacti to add some character to your garden. These types of plants are worth the investment. Some species of cacti and succulents can last up to ten years.

Bulbs

Bulbs are always a great choice when it comes to landscaping. They require more care and attention than most of the other plants on this list; but you’ll be delighted at the results. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, or a nice patch of muscari will look excellent next to your home. They tend to bloom during the first few months of the New Year. You can look forward to a colorful January. Make sure that you help these plants along by giving them plenty of water. 

Rejuvenate the outside of your home with some winter plants from your local nursery or farmer’s market. Remember to go to Summit Insurance in Arizona if you’re looking for a new policy for your home.

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