Perennials in a New Milford Winter Landscape

Perennials in a New Milford Landscape

For a lot of our clients in Fairfield and Litchfield County, our fall garden maintenance visits involve a lot of cutting back of perennials and other herbaceous plants.  There is no specific reason why we cut back perennials at this time of the year besides our clients expect the task be completed in the fall.  As long as perennials get cut back by spring, they will be ready for their spring growth spurt.  I will admit that cutting back perennials in the fall will tidy up the landscape and make leaf removal from the garden a lot easier.  That being said, leaving certain perennials through the winter can create some interest in the winter landscape.  Something as simple as a spent flower head becomes natural art once the snow starts falling.

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Richard Schipul
Richard Schipul

For the last 30 years, I have owned the landscape company Designing Eden LLC based in New Milford, CT. We offer landscape designs, landscape installations and garden maintenance services in Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. I am currently the only Nationally Certified Landscape Designer in Litchfield County and sit on the board of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and Mad Gardeners.

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