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    Best Backyard Designs for Winter Entertainment

    Whether you consider winter entertainment hosting friends outdoors or the view from a picture window, we have the best backyard designs for you. At Hittle Landscaping, we love making a difference for our commercial and residential clients.

    For commercial property owners, winter entertainment might mean an entertaining space for events. It might mean a thoughtfully-landscaped courtyard view for guests or patients.

    For residential property owners, perhaps you’ve invested in outdoor living spaces and want to get more use from them. Perhaps you have a view you’d like to highlight on snowy days.

    Let’s review various options Hittle Landscaping can provide through innovative backyard designs.

    Backyard Designs with Hardscape Features

    We can design a new or revise an existing structure. It may be to provide more cover from rain or snow or better protection from wind. Patio heaters, fire pits and fireplaces bring warmth and invite guests outdoors.

    Professionals from Hittle Landscaping will design plans to accentuate the best features of your backyard property. For example, if the land behind your home is hilly or has a drainage challenge, a rain garden or waterfall feature may solve multiple issues. Imagine how gorgeous this vista appears when the water freezes!

    Whether it’s rain or melting snow, the water source brings serenity to your time outdoors. It also attracts wildlife providing an opportunity to observe nature’s beauty even during the shortest and darkest days.

    Plants for Winter Backyard Designs

    Whether you like the chill or prefer to observe the winter backyard designs from indoors, there are many plants perfect for you.


    A perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves and star-shaped flower clusters, Sedum is easy to grow. They bloom in the summer and prefer full sun but tolerate partial shade.

    There are many varieties and colors which attract butterflies and honeybees. The flower clusters will dry at the end of the season and provide an interesting shape over the winter if you choose not to cut it back immediately.

    The shape it takes with snow is pleasing as well. Birds, especially finches, are often drawn to the water which collects in its cupped leaves.


    If your backyard designs contain more shade, Astilbes are for you. These perennial shrubs produce feathery flowers in the summer. The flowers later dry into visually-interesting stalks in the winter landscape.

    They also love wet soil, so they do well near ponds or in shady areas which take a long time to dry out.

    Red Twig Dogwood

    This little firecracker is a showstopper in backyard designs. This herbaceous shrub boasts stunning red bark after its green leaves and white flowers drop. The crimson spikes are definitely attention-getters.

    Consult with a professional landscape designer from Hittle Landscaping to make the best use of this beauty. A row near your patio or deck or perhaps strategically placed around your property?

    Start New Backyard Designs with a Hittle Consultation

    Whether your backyard design needs are residential or commercial, we’re eager to get to know you and your property. We bring more than 40 years of expertise in thoughtful landscaping, lighting and architectural garden design to create something entertaining for you.

    Locally-owned and operated, Hittle Landscaping applies our trademark attention to detail to any challenge. Interested in backyard designs for your property? Call today for a complimentary design consultation with our team.

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