After all the hard work you put into investing, maintaining, and improving your garden it seems criminal to only be able to use it for only so many months in the year. Why should the spring and summer months get all the garden glory? It is time to break the mould and start enjoying your outdoor space even in the coldest of months. Here are five ways to continue enjoying your garden in winter.
Heat up the place
The main thing that is stopping people from enjoying their gardens during the winter is obviously the cold. You could have the nicest garden in the world but if you and your guests are shivering in your seats then no one will appreciate your garden for all its glory. Heat lamps are a great option to keep yourself and others nice and toasty during these frosty months, so if you want to enjoy your patio all year round definitely consider investing in some good quality heat lamps.
Enjoy an open fire
If you are looking for more of a spectacle and want to keep your guests warm at the same time, there is nothing more human than starting up and sitting round a fire for hours on end. Firepits make for a fun and interactive outdoor experience, and fire tables provide you with a sleek and designer finish to any conversation corner, though nothing beats a good BBQ. Treating you and your mates to a nice flame grilled meal is the perfect way to utilise your garden during winter, so start up the fire, grab your tongs, and enjoy the open flames.
Build an extension or covering
If the elements get a little too much to brave then you could build yourself a nice extension or covered seating area. DIY extensions have become a massive trend over the last few years, and for good reason, they are fun projects to tackle with very worthwhile rewards. Covered conversation pits, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, the options are extensive, so let your imagination run wild and get building!
Plant some cold weather plants
Just as we try to tackle your seasonal outdoor enjoyment, we can also tackle the stigma that gardening is reserved for the spring and summer. There are many different plants, flowers, and foods that can be maintained during the winter, so if you miss tinkering with your flower beds and greenhouses during the latter end of the year try planting some of these plants and enjoy the gardening high all year round.
Exercise in the cold
It may sound like everyone’s worst nightmare, but exercising in the cold has been proven to have several health benefits, and your garden is waiting to facilitate you gaining these benefits. Try your hand at cold weather yoga, or if you are lucky enough to have a pool then attempt some winter swimming, whatever interests you there is more than likely a cold weather version of it, so with the right space your garden could become any pitch, court, or track you want.