Winter landscaping and gardening

Whether you have a small or spacious garden, garden landscaping is one of the very best ways to create energy in an otherwise bland area. With winter well on its way, many garden owners may be putting their gardening tools away until next spring. But with winter gardening and landscaping becoming a popular trend around South Africa, this need not be the case.

Late April is the best time to start planting plants in your garden so that there is enough vibrant colour during winter. Often winter months are associated with colourless, bleak gardens. However if the correct plants are planted, this is certainly not the case.

Winter gardening and landscaping is as exciting and certainly as attractive as summer gardening. Bare patches of soil are the perfect spots to introduce splashes of colour to a garden. Winter gardening supports plants that are suitable for both sunny and shady areas.

Winter plants that favor the sun

  • Alyssum
  • Calendula
  • Dianthus
  • Gazania
  • Godetia
  • Iceland Poppies
  • Petunias
  • Violas

Shady winter plants

  • Bellis
  • Delphinium
  • Foxgloves
  • Forget- Me- Nots
  • Larkspur
  • Primulas

Winter landscaping ideas

Winter landscaping opens up the doors to many visually appealing ideas and concepts. Once winter plants have been chosen, there are endless varieties of styles and designs that can be used to create space in the garden and to generally create a third element.

  • Walkways
  • Fountains
  • Flower pots
  • Stone walls
  • Benches
  • Stone/ pebble pathways
  • Cornered off gardens

Winter gardening and landscaping allows for you to enjoy the beauty of your outside space, even in the cold months. There are unlimited techniques that are used to achieve a successful winter landscape. To find about an option that best suits your gardens, the soil and of course your needs and visions, it is always a good idea to work closely with a landscaper.

Contact MCG Landscaping on 012 997 1408

Above the actual garden, there are various other ways in which a dull winter garden can be transformed into a winter wonderland.


Winter lighting is a great way to achieve depth. By placing lights at the base of trees, around the garden perimeter or along pathways, a dramatic picture is created. This is always recommended if you spend time outside having a braai or entertaining friends.

Bird feeders are a great way to invite nature into your winter landscape. Regardless of the type of bird feeder, your garden will certainly be appreciated by a number of visitors.

Winter gardening and landscaping is a great way to keep a space looking fresh and interesting.  Depending of your level of interest in your garden, landscaping allows garden owners to get as involved or uninvolved as they wish.

Call Martin Grobler on 083 414 6030

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