One of the hardest parts about fall and winter is the lack of color in our yards. Warm-season grass goes dormant during the coldest part of the year, which leaves us with dull brown yards. But it doesn’t have to be this way! If you’re looking for backyard landscaping ideas this spring, consider the seasonal planting services from North Georgia Lawn! By strategically planting flowers that bloom in different seasons, we can guarantee you’ll have gorgeous blooms year-round.
Daffodils are perennials, which means you won’t have to bother with replanting them every year. They’re easy to grow and hardy, so you don’t need to put in a lot of time and maintenance. Flowers can be yellow or white, and each blossom produces six petals with a trumpet-shaped central area. Some varietals may need structural support, as the heads can be pretty heavy and weigh down the plant.
Shastas have all the characteristics of the traditional white and yellow daisies, but bigger! Shasta daisies can easily reach three feet in height, so be prepared! They’re an awesome blossom to cut and put in a vase. You can increase the number of blooms each plant produces by pruning dead flowers. Shastas are also relatively low-maintenance and don’t need frequent watering.
You may have also heard this plant called “Mexican butterfly weed.” Originally hailing from the tropics, this stunning flower produces bold yellows, oranges, and reds. You won’t have to wait long for this flower to establish, and it blooms not only in summer but early fall as well. It’s a type of milkweed, which means the local butterfly population will love your yard.
Easy to grow and easy to love, zinnias are over-achievers when producing flowers. These annuals have solitary, daisy-like blooms that shoot up from a single stalk. You can find them in just about any hue on the warm end of the spectrum: reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, and magentas. Not only will zinnias provide your yard with striking color, but you’ll also provide a good source of food for pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Violas look like a combination of pansies and violets, and that’s because all three are related. They come in both annual and perennial varietals, and like pansies, you can find them in just about any color your heart desires. Violas grow quickly and love cooler weather, which is why they bloom in the fall and winter.
Even though they only bloom for a short time, snapdragons provide a whimsical touch to any garden. They do well in smaller containers like window boxes and patio planters, or they can be interspersed in more extensive landscaping beds. Interestingly, snapdragons require visits from bumblebees to spread their polling, as smaller honeybees aren’t strong enough to open the flower’s mouth. Snapdragon blooms come in just about any color you can think of and bloom profusely in fall. Keep them watered, so they don’t droop, and you’ll have blossoms for days. Depending on the variety you choose, your snapdragon plant might be a few inches or a few feet in height.
Snowdrop grows quite close to the ground – only about six inches tall at the max – and produces white bell-shaped flowers which hang off the end of green stalks. Blooming in late winter, snowdrops are one of the first flowers to poke their heads up, even when snow still covers the ground. These flowering bulbs are great for adding some life to your garden, and they are naturally pest-free! Animals like deer, rabbits, chipmunks, and mice won’t bother them, so you won’t have to worry about hungry critters snapping off the heads. In addition to being unbothered by pests, this plant is relatively low-maintenance.
These fun flowers come in just about any color you can think of, and if you’re feeling adventurous, they’re edible! Not only are pansies a good option for beginner gardeners, but they also provide a splash of color in winter. Since our winters are mild compared to our northern neighbors, pansies will begin to bloom in late winter/early spring. Ideally, you should plant them where they can receive partial shade, as they don’t like direct sun. To extend the flowering timetable, be sure to prune dead flowers to encourage new growth.
Take your yard from 720p to 4k with these gorgeous colorful flowers! North Georgia Lawn offers a variety of landscape enhancements, including seasonal color planting. By incorporating flowers with different blooming timetables, you can enjoy continual color as the seasons change – even in winter! If you’re ready to get rid of the drab, give us a call (678) 508-0050 or send us a message online and tell us about your yard goals!
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