Embrace Al Fresco Living All Year-Round

How to make your garden more versatile

There’s nothing like the feeling of escaping to the garden after a hectic day at work. Sadly, many of us aren’t blessed with the opportunity to soak up the sun all year-round. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy outdoor living when temperatures tumble. Here are some top tips to help you make your garden more versatile and maximize the time you spend outdoors.


Keeping warm in the winter months

If it’s cold outside, you may assume that the backyard is out of bounds. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Thanks to innovative gadgets and design concepts, we can keep warm even when it’s chilly outside. There are various options to consider if you’re looking to make your garden a cozy retreat in the winter months. Fire pits and patio heaters and excellent for small spaces and those who like to entertain and throw all-weather parties. You could also consider retractable awnings. With this option, you can heat an area in the cooler months and provide shade when the mercury rises. Another alternative is to construct a structure in your garden. You can go for something simple like a gazebo or something a little quirky like a teepee.


All-weather tips for the green-fingered

Gardening is a hobby many of us enjoy, but we tend to exert more effort in the spring and summer. The good news is that gardening is a year-round activity, and if you want to, you can continue to hone your horticultural skills even when there’s a frost on the ground and a chill in the air. If you grow vegetables, for example, you can move your patch indoors. All you need is a greenhouse. You’ll find that crops like green beans, tomatoes, leeks, lettuce, peppers, onions, and peas grow well in the warmth of a greenhouse.


Adding a garden room

Do you have a large garden? Are you keen to make the most of it even when the skies are gray? If so, adding a garden room, a conservatory or an orangery can give you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the light and space without having to brave the wind and rain. Adding an extension to your home will increase natural light, and also add value to your property. There are all kinds of options to choose from so you can opt for something that complements the age and style of your home.


Invest in a pool cover

If you have a pool, it’s wonderful to be able to make use of it throughout the year. If you’re not brave enough to swim in icy water, consider adding a pool cover. If you’re after something which gives you shelter in the winter without investing in a permanent structure, it’s best to go for a structure with a retractable roof. This way, you can keep warm when it’s cold outside and enjoy the sunshine in the summer.


If you have a gorgeous garden, it’s natural to want to embrace al fresco living all year-round. Hopefully, these tips will enable you to create a more versatile space, which you can enjoy whatever the weather.

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