How to Make the Most Out of Your Garden in Winter
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outside space. Watching the snow fall to the ground or entertaining guests in the fresh winter air are wonderful moments that shouldn’t be avoided. There are many ways to enjoy your garden despite the weather, and in this article, we list five of the best.
Awnings and verandas
Don’t let the rain get you down. Awnings and verandas provide a dedicated space in your garden that is sheltered from the rain. Elegant and stylish, awnings and verandas hold strong in adverse weather. You can continue to entertain guests and live your lifestyle however you like. Make sure you purchase an awning or veranda made from the highest quality materials to ensure they won’t get damaged by the wind or rain. Choose awnings with weatherproofed components for the most effective protection.
Add a heater
Hairs standing up on the back of your neck? While rain and wind protection are useful, you still may struggle to get comfortable in the low winter temperatures. At Outershade, we provide a range of accessories to pair with your awning or veranda. A heater is a great way to keep warm no matter the temperature outside. With various heating settings, you can stay warm and toasty at all times.
Do a spot of winter gardening
Though many more fragile plants may struggle in the winter weather, there are still many tougher flowers that will provide a vibrant spot of colour among the frosty white. Try planting some of the following to liven up your garden this winter:
Attract some wildlife
All sorts of critters are flying or scurrying around during the colder months. Many birds will be flying over your garden and might quite fancy stopping down for a rest and a snack. Investing in a bird feeder and water bath are two great ways to attract wildlife into your garden. Put out some seeds or nuts and see what animals come your way.
Install a glass room
Glass rooms give you uninterrupted panoramic views of your garden while keeping you sheltered and warm. On a snowy day, you can experience the majesty of a snow-coated garden while staying curled up indoors with a nice cup of hot chocolate. To get a little more acquainted with nature, simply open up the door to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. You’ll get the best of both worlds. Glass rooms only take a few days to install and almost never require planning permission.
Outershade is committed to helping you enjoy your outdoor space in all weathers. We supply a range of awnings, verandas, glass rooms and accessories that are customisable to suit your lifestyle. Made with meticulous craftsmanship and high-quality materials, you can enjoy a winter garden all year, every year.