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Washington Homeowners: Fall And Winter Landscaping Improvements

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Whether it's drainage problems or a boring winter garden, a HomeAdvisor landscape contractor can help.
Whether it’s drainage problems or a boring winter garden, a HomeAdvisor landscape contractor can help. (Shutterstock)

Summer landscaping is all about mowing your lawn and keeping your garden watered. But the summer season in Washington state will soon come to an end, with shorter and cooler days. With fall and winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get your yard and garden in shape.

Whether it’s fixing drainage problems or planting flowers for an attractive winter garden, tackle these fall and winter landscaping projects now while summer is still in full swing.

1. Resolve Drainage Problems

Drainage problems can cause a lot of damage if not looked at and repaired. While some drainage issues can be a do it yourself project, more complex problems may require the expertise of a landscape contractor, such as the maintenance of surface and underground drains.

Here are some effective landscaping solutions that can help divert water away from your home:

  • Install a dry cobble creek to manage water drainage as well as add an interesting landscaping feature to your yard.
  • Plant flowers and shrubs on terraces along a hillside. Terraces help to control water runoff, reduce soil erosion, and provide visual appeal to your yard.
  • Replace a troublesome concrete patio with textured stone slabs to encourage drainage and get rid of standing water that can lead to water damage.
  • Plant trees around your yard to help correct those areas with poor drainage.

Get your yard ready for fall and winter by calling a landscape contractor in Washington state.


2. A Beautiful Fall and Winter Garden

Once summer blooms start to fade, your garden can be left looking boring and drab. To have a bright and vibrant yard all year round, consider these fall and winter-flowering plants when planning your landscaping:

  • Euryops pectinatus – This evergreen shrub will bloom throughout the year, including cold winter months. Plant in a sunny, warm spot in your yard and enjoy these bright yellow flowers.
  • Western Redbud – A small flowering tree, Western Redbud has lovely magenta flowers in the spring and stunning red or yellow foliage in the fall.
  • Scaevola – Planted as ground cover, the Scaevola blooms with tiny purple flowers from January to November.
  • Winter Holly – You have several different varieties of holly to choose from, many of which have bright red berries during the winter months.
  • Camellia – An attractive shrub with beautiful wintertime flowers, Camellia is available in different colors and sizes.

3. Landscaping Projects

When it comes to landscaping and prepping your yard for the fall and winter, the sky is the limit. To make cooler months more enjoyable, why not plan one of these projects:

  • Install an outdoor spa within a multi-level deck along with built-in planters for winter blooms.
  • Build a fire pit so you and your family can gather around the fire no matter how cold the weather is outside.

For a beautiful yard this fall and winter, contact a landscaping contractor in Washington state.

This Patch article is sponsored by HomeAdvisor.

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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