How to make the best out of your outdoor space in the winter months
Well, it’s winter.
Bleak, cold, lifeless winter. And for an avid gardener or someone who likes to hang out in their yard during the warmer months, wintertime is a season that doesn’t offer much.
Or does it?
Want to make the most out of your landscape during the winter months? Here are some tips and ideas for winter landscaping to get you through the season and let you find some joy in your outdoor space.
Enjoy Your Landscape During the Winter
Up Your Lighting Game
Adding some landscape lighting to your yard is a great way to add some ambiance
Not only that, lighting up the area around your house is a good idea during the season since sunlight is such a hot commodity at this time of year. It will help you be able to see outside and around your house much better, but having your home and landscape lit up is better for safety and will prevent wild animals from entering your yard. In theory anyway!
If you have the space for it, adding winter planter boxes are a way that you can add some colour to your yard. Choosing evergreens, ornamental grass or even winter berries like holly, are good options. You can even do winter hanging baskets if you want. Just make sure you pick winter hardy greens for your planters and add some mulch to the top of the soil bed for some added protection from the elements and moisture retention.
Take Some Cover
If you have an outdoor patio, a great option to keep yourself shielded from the elements is to add some cover. Adding a roof onto an existing patio or investing in a pergola will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space all year long.
Turn Up The Heat
One way to get you to enjoy your outdoor space in the winter is to turn up the heat! During the colder months, sitting outside by a fire and cozying up with friends and family is a great way to enjoy the season. Adding a fire pit, investing in a heat lamp or investing in a chiminea are all good options.
Make It Cozy
If you’re going to be spending some time outside, you might as well make your space cozy and inviting. Adding some durable, weather-resistant outdoor furniture and adding some blankets or pillows is a great way to create a welcoming outdoor space. Just be sure to bring them inside when you’re not using them if its particularly damp out or snows.
Put in A Spa or Hot Tub
This is a bit on the decadent side, but oh so worth it. There’s nothing like a soak in the hot tub after a long day or relaxing in a steamy sauna. Not only will you get the added health benefits of heat therapy, but this will add so much more functionality to your outdoor space.