I don't know about you but our garden is massively under used in the winter. I'm not a huge fan of the cold so I tend to close the door on the garden and open it again in Spring!
This year however with a boisterous 5 year old boy to keep exercised I decided to start using the garden again through the winter and it has been wonderful. You will need to do a little preparation work but it will be well worth it to be able to enjoy the fresh air and outdoors for all those extra months. Read on to find out how to find yourself enjoying your garden through the winter.
First up is to make sure that you have garden furniture that works well in winter too. Luxury rattan furniture is ideal - it is waterproof and you can take the cushions on and off as you please. Invest in a watertight outside storage box to store the cushions so that it is easy to get them in and out. So as long as it is dry you will have somewhere comfy to sit outside. Put up a heater and take out some blankets and you will find that you enjoy looking at the stars whilst drinking a glass of wine in the evening. You can even invest in a fire pit to toast marshmallows around or to keep you extra warm.
Ideally you will have a decked or patio area, as this will be better to use instead of a grassy area if it has been particularly wet and the ground is muddy. Be careful to clean the decking or patio throughout the winter though as it can get slippery when wet.
Artificial grass is brilliant in the winter as it won't get muddy. We have artificial lawn and this means that my little boy can play football on it all year round without getting dirty!
Make it pretty! One of the things I love about gardens at night is lighting them up with pretty fairy lights. Drape some across the fences or get individual stand up lights to light up paths or areas you want to highlight. It makes it look really attractive and a space that you want to spend time in.
You can also make up for the lack of colour in your garden by investing in some artificial plants for outside. You can get some very realistic artificial flowers and plants now which will really brighten up the outside space until things are growing again in the Spring.
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