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Best Outdoor Winter Plants for Tennessee

Best Outdoor Winter Plants for Tennessee

Even though our Tennessee winters can get bitterly cold, it's still possible to add some color to your landscaping or patio during this time in areas such as Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and nearby cities.

We've assembled a guide of a few of the best outdoor winter plants to use at your Tennessee home here.


Winter Jasmine Blooms in Late Winter & Early Spring

Yellow jasmine blooms in winter in a Mt. Juliet, TN property.

With vibrant, yellow blooms that pop up in late winter or early spring, winter jasmine is a great shrub to add to your landscaping in the latter part of the year. The flowers are scentless and are about an inch wide. It grows in vine form, so it would look great over a retaining wall or fencing. They can grow anywhere from four feet to 15 feet in height, depending on proper trimming.

One thing to note about winter jasmine, however, is that it can be poisonous to dogs as well as humans, so if you have a dog or small children, you may want to plant this in an area of the yard that's inaccessible to them.


Blue Spruce Is an Evergreen that Needs Full Sunlight

Blue spruce grows well in winter—in fact, it's commonly used as a Christmas tree. It thrives well in hardiness zones 2-7, and our area of Tennessee is zone 7. Start off with a small potted blue spruce and keep it in an area that gets full sunlight, as this evergreen plant ideally grows with six hours of sunlight per day. It grows in a cone shape and also produces cones that are around 3-4"...

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Ways to Make Sure Your Landscaping Adapts to Fall Weather

Ways to Make Sure Your Landscaping Adapts to Fall Weather

It might be tempting to believe the plants in your yard will just be fine throughout the changing seasons. After all, nature does just fine by itself. But the truth is that landscaped flowers and hedges in your lawn are not quite in their natural environment. And while Tennessee may be in the south, our fall and winter seasons are capable of harming plants.

But don’t worry—there are many things you can do to prepare your garden and landscape for fall weather. Help your plants regulate their temperature, from their tips to the roots, with these tips for Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Green Hill, and the surrounding areas.


Add Mulch to Thin Areas

Mulch is a great way to regulate ground temperature. It acts as an insulator for soil and keeps plant roots from freezing and protects them from damage. Most gardens have some kind of mulch, but in preparation for fall is a great time to evaluate the status. If there are any thinned out areas from wind or decomposing mulch, you can add some on to swaddle your plants away from dropping outdoor temperatures.


Examine Plants for Signs of Plant Disease or Insect Infestation

Diseases and pests like this insect in Green Hill, TN, can harm your plants.

Now’s the time to cure a plant of any possible diseases or insect infestation. If the trees go into colder temperatures unhealthy, they’re less likely to cope with fall and winter. It makes them more likely to die. A professional landscaping service, like Master's Landscape Design, will be able to help you ensure your yard is...

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4 Tips to Maintain Your Plants During the Winter Season

4 Tips to Maintain Your Plants During the Winter Season

As the leaves fall and the days grow short, winter settles into TN. While winters in Mt. Juliet, TN may only see a few mild snowfalls, temperatures can drop and fluctuate causing problems for your landscaping and container plants.

Taking care of your plants throughout the winter is imperative to being able to maintain the health and longevity of them. Try these four tips to keep your plants healthy during the winter season!


#1 - Change Your Watering Routine

Your routine of watering plants in the winter has to change from what you usually follow. The major rule to keep in mind during the winter is to water before a cold night or before a freeze. During dips in temperature, drying winds can take a toll on already dry plants. It is important to water early in the morning before a predicted cold night. Watering a plant the morning before a cooler night allows the soil to absorb warmth from the sun and daytime air. It also helps your soil stay moist and avoid drying out.


#2 - Lay Mulch for Insulation

Fresh black mulch has been installed to help the plants of this landscape bed located in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Mulching is an excellent line of defense for the plants of your landscaping beds. It helps keep the soil and roots of your plants insulated and traps heat from the daylight. Cover your landscaping beds in approximately 3 inches of mulch right after the first freeze.

Be careful to leave space around your tree trunks and plant crowns. You want to lay the thick layer of mulch in such a way as to protect what is under the ground, and not...

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