Although the weather in Nashville has been pretty warm this year, it can be a little disconcerting to look out the window and see a whole lot of dead, brown and generally gross looking lawns. While most flowers and bushes will not bloom until May at the earliest, we at the Parke Company believe it does not mean that you have to look at what appears to be an apocalyptic wasteland until spring really rolls around.
When people think of roses in February, it is usually the kind that come wrapped in a bouquet with a teddy bear and a box of chocolates. That being said, there are several species of roses that are blooming as early as now, including the Winter’s Bliss and Pink Frost lenten roses, which display a dazzling array of colors ranging from magenta to deep red and white. Why not keep the spirit of Valentine’s Day alive and outside, to remind you that Love lasts all year round?
Pansies are another good way of adding a different hue to the mix, since some versions of the flower have been specifically bred to live in cold environments, meaning you will not have to worry about any late winter cold snaps ruining your hard work. Pansies also come in a mix of colors, including many shades of yellow and blue, giving you a lot of different options for maximum color mixing.
Bushes and Shrubbery
One area people might not consider when looking to add a little color to their lawn is shrubs and bushes. Some shrubs, such as the Daphne family of bushes, bloom now, and are a great way to add large swatches of color to an area that looks as if it had a sepia filter applied to it, while something like Witch Hazel brings deeper oranges and reds to the table. It is important to note, however, that many of these bushes can be difficult to work with and may produce toxic berries, so it would be a good idea to let someone qualified help get things set up.
One thing to consider when adding shrubbery and bushes is the impact that a good mulch will have, not only on the health of the plants, but also on the visuals. We at the Parke Company believe that incorporating a good mulch into your landscape is key to a nice looking lawn.
It is understandable to want to wait a bit before getting into the grind of working on your lawn, but the earlier you get started the better your lawn is going to look, considering that many of these plants work better the longer they have been in the soil. Besides, who does not want a nice looking, bright and colorful lawn to stand out against the drab lawns currently decorating neighborhoods? You do not even need to know what you are doing, since we at the Parke Company offer services to help with landscape design and tree removal to mulching and irrigation. We will be there every step of the way to make sure your lawn is looking colorful and beautiful.