Accomplished business leader Eric Tetler has been working at Windfield Alloy, Inc., for more than two decades. Presently serving as the president and CEO of the New Hampshire-based company, he has helped the business grow from six to 55 employees and expanded its services to include non-ferrous and electronics recycling. In his free time, Eric Tetler enjoys landscaping.
When it comes to landscaping, many people imagine bright flowers and plenty of greenery, but for areas that experience cold and snowy winters, some landscapes can become quite bleak. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep yards looking beautiful during winter time. A few examples are included below:
- Use mulch:
Spreading mulch into planting beds has both an aesthetic and a practical purpose. It protects planting beds from the cold weather while also creating a finished look despite the lack of bright colors. Since mulch holds in moisture, it should be placed around the base of trees and shrubs instead of piled over the top.
- Rely on hardscape:
Many landscapes include non-plant items such as wooden archways or garden sculptures. These hardscape items become much more important during winter because they become the main features of a yard. If landscaping looks a bit barren during wintertime, consider adding a bench or trellis to generate more interest.
- Think about bark:
Trees are great sources of shade and color during summertime, but many homeowners may think they are useless for enhancing a landscape during winter. In reality, many trees can add more design to a winter landscape due to the unique appearance of their bark. Planting trees and shrubs with distinctive bark brings both color and texture to winter landscapes.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.