Patio design in Winnipeg in Canada is a real challenge. If you live in Winnipeg, you will know the weather is warm one minute and freezing cold the next. During the winter you may face severe weather including blizzards. That being said, you should not let that stop you from enjoying your garden and patio.
It is the local climate that makes any kind of garden or landscaping in Winnipeg such as challenge. You only have to ask any Winnipeg landscaping company, they will tell you all about the many challenges they face.
But even though the weather is a challenge, it does not mean you should not enjoy your garden. As we all know, our garden is good for both our physical and mental well-being.
When the weather is fine, one of the best places in your garden to make the most out of is your patio. Far too many of us neglect this part of our garden.
Of course, you need to choose your materials carefully. You don’t want to find cracked tiles or paving underneath the snow when it melts away after the winter is over.
The right tiles and paving will make it easier for you to get your garden back to life in the springtime. Avoid using paving that is easily damaged by the cold and the frost.
Before the cold weather sets in, it is important to clean your patio. The last thing you want is to have to clean your patio after the temperature drops. Any remaining water will quickly turn to ice and can damage your tiles.
When the good weather is over, powerwash your patio and let it dry. After that. all you have to do is to sweep it before the snow arrives.
Can you keep plants in pots on your patio during the winter? There is no reason why not. Small pine trees and flowers such as winter jasmine can look great on your patio during the colder part of the year.
Winter jasmine has the habit of surprising us all by flowering during the harshest winters. Shrubs and bushes such as Firethorn (Pyracantha) also do well in pots. Not only do they produce beautiful berries that birds can feed on. Their dense foliage provides garden friends with winter protection.
During the summer, you can easily turn your patio into a riot of color. Pansies, violets, and marigolds love growing in pots.
Smaller varieties of sunflowers are another top choice for your pots. The best thing about sunflowers is that they can be left in the pot after have finished flowering. Wild birds love feeding on their seed heads. Even squirrels like to visit gardens to enjoy sunflower seeds.
Would you like to find out more about Winnipeg landscaping? If so, all you have to do is to get in touch with our friendly team at Classic Landscapes. They will be delighted to help you to make your patio a paradise for all to enjoy throughout the year.