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Thursday, January 15 2015
Winter Patio Decor Ideas
Although there is no snow on the ground, it is winter! As a homeowner, it is important that you take the time to winterize. As California residents, we often neglect the task of winterizing our outdoor living spaces when temperatures are hitting seasonal lows. Following are some helpful tips we suggest you incorporate to winterize your patio:
§ It is time to take down the holiday-themed and colored lights and replace them with simple, classic lights for winter. Standard icicles or strings of white LED bulbs are great options for winter patio décor.
§ While you may be inclined to keep your patio doors closed and put the indoor outdoor living experience off until temperatures begin to rise again, there is nothing more enjoyable than gathering around the fire pit on your patio and reveling in the crisp evening air, even if only for a short time. Great memories can be made under the stars this winter!
§ Many homeowners take a break from gardening activities during the winter, assuming it is impossible for any plants to flourish in such chilly temps. In reality, there are a variety of plants that can withstand low winter temperatures and beautify your home, including:
§ Camellia – As one of the most popular winter plants, the camellia bush will cheer up a dull winter landscape with its bright and beautiful blooms. It is also drought-resistant.
§ Winterberry – Planting winterberries near your patio will not only be aesthetically pleasing, but it will also provide you with striking foliage for use in customizing centerpieces and bouquets of flowers.
§ Heather – Many Californians are becoming aware of the practical advantage of planting heather. Blooming in graceful mounds of lavender or pink year round, heather is a great landscaping choice for homeowners in almost every region.
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