Do you spend time in the garden all year round or is it reserved for the spring and summer seasons? If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you shouldn’t waste it by only going out there when the weather is good—you should make the most of your outdoor space in every season.
Here are some tips to help you do just that:
Patio Heaters and Fire Pits
If you want to spend fall evenings in the garden, watching the leaves change color, and enjoying the changing aromas of the outdoors, invest in some patio heaters or a fire pit—you won’t regret it. Good patio heaters will keep the chill off, not only in the cooler months but on spring and summer evenings when the temperature drops so that they will keep you and your guests more comfortable in the garden all year round.
Build a Log Cabin
Log cabins are a great addition to larger gardens because they will effectively create an additional room for you at the bottom of the garden; a room where you can get closer to nature and enjoy more of your outdoor space while providing you with the kind of shelter, heat, and light that increases your comfort. Of course, a log cabin will require some investment, but it’s worth it to get more enjoyment out of your garden whatever the weather.
Install Sliding Doors
Installing sliding patio doors is another great way to make the most of your garden. More affordable than the average summer house or cabin (although less fun) they allow you to open up your indoor space, letting in more light and air and enabling you to enjoy your plants, flowers and visiting birds, while still giving you protection from the elements, and complete warmth when you need it.
If you want to get as much enjoyment from your garden on a cold winter’s evening as you do during the height of summer, installing lots of outdoor lighting is a must. Solar lights are great for the spring and summer, but in the winter, you might need some extra help from electrical lights, battery operated fairy lights and lanterns, and even candles safely secured in hurricane lamps. You really can never have enough lighting options in the garden.
It’s a good idea to have an awning in the garden so that you can enjoy it all year round.In the fall and winter, an awning will help to shield you,and your furniture from the elements, so that you don’t get wet and it doesn’t get ruined, and in the warmer months, it will help to shade you from the heat of the sun, so that you can spend more time outdoors without worry.
Maintaining your garden, above and beyond the things mentioned above, is the way to ensure you can enjoy your garden all round. In addition, keep your gutters free of debris, your deck maintained, and the grass is cut if you want to avoid being deluged with water, slipping in the garden, or being put off by a messy view.
Now that you know how easy it is, it’s time to start enjoying your garden all year round, no matter what the weather brings.You can’t, after all, beat the great outdoors, even if it is just your backyard.