Landscape Maintenance & Snow Removal in Clarington: Year Round Landscaping Tips

Do you want to make the most of nice weather in Clarington/Port Hope this year? Winter seems much too long and summer is often over before you know it. Using a snow removal service in winter means your property will be ready for yard work again when spring arrives. Here are several ways to maximize the impact of your landscape to create year round interest and make winter a little less dreary.

Outdoor Spaces for Summer

Summer is for the outdoors. If you don’t have an  patio or deck, add one this year. If you have a backyard space that you enjoy, consider making it more livable. Expand your patio to include a dining area and grill. Cook outside and let all of Clarington smell the simmering goodness. How about a fire pit and sitting circle to extend your time outside into cooler days and evenings? There are any number of options to make your landscape more functional and enjoyable without making landscape maintenance more difficult.

Fall is for Grasses

Late summer and early fall is when Clarington’s wild grasses put on a show. Many of them grow from three to six feet tall to create dramatic interest in the home landscape. Little bluestem and big bluestem are prairie grasses that do quite well in ornamental beds. Switchgrass is another native with several different cultivars of varying shades of green, blue and red. Ask Steve Puddicombe about some native, ornamental plants for your home.

Wintertime Interest

Even if winter is mostly shades of gray and brown, there are ways to create points of interest. Leave the tall stalks from those native grasses through the winter. Plant a tree with an interesting bark pattern; birches, beeches and dogwoods are good choices. Evergreen conifers provide much needed splashes of green. An outdoor sculpture is also a pleasant contrast to the snow.

Start Spring Early

When it seems like spring will never arrive, do something to get it started. A cold frame or small backyard greenhouse is lots of fun for green thumb gardeners. You can start seeds for summer annuals or vegetables and have them ready to plant in the ground by the frost free date. Steve Puddicombe, the Gardener in Clarington and Port Hope can help you make the right choies.

Leave the Hard Work to Someone Else

If you take on the fulltime job of maintaining your property in the summer, you won’t have much time to spend with your family. Hire a professional to do it for you. A qualified and insured snow removal service for your home can make winter feel a little shorter. And by handling your warm weather landscape maintenance needs, we can also make summer last longer.

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