In most of the country, winter is not the best time for maintaining a beautiful yard. Our neighbors to the East, particularly those in more northern states, often have feet of snow with which to contend and sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time. Here in San Diego, however, we are blessed with a mild winter season that allows for maintaining beautiful yards with thriving plants. Make the most of your winter yard by choosing plants that fare well in the conditions that characterize this season, and you’ll have a lovely landscape all year long!
San Diego winter is characterized by two factors: mild, cool temperatures and rainfall. Because our city is so close to the desert, we get our largest amounts of rain during the winter months, while summer is often very dry.
To illustrate this fact, look at the weather characteristics of each of the three winter months, December, January, and February:
While some drought-tolerant plants do not like the rainy season, some of them actually store up water during this time, so it is important to ensure that you understand your landscape needs and choose plants according to your schedule and ability to maintain. Of course, you can also have a professional landscape company maintain your plants, which will give you much more freedom to choose what you want for your yard.
Juniper Landscape Company is here to help. We understand how the San Diego season works because we live and work in San Diego. We work with homeowners and businesses to choose plants that will look great in all seasons and help them maintain a beautiful yard and garden. Give us a call today to learn how we can help you choose the right plants for every season in your San Diego yard!