Spending more time outside in the winter is good for your physical and mental health, and it can even help to keep you warm and reduce heating costs at home. But it’s certainly not as easy as it is in the summer. One of the best ways to spend more time outdoors during the colder months is to create a backyard that’s beautiful in the colder months. Here are some great tips to help you to create a gorgeous winter backyard.
A fire pit looks fabulous on a crisp winter day, and there’s nothing cozier than gathering around a fire pit with friends or family on a dark winter evening to share food or drinks while warming up. A fire pit is an effective way to add warmth, but also to create some winter magic. If you are interested, all of these are highly rated and could make an excellent addition to your outdoor space.
Create a Shelter
It’s hard to enjoy our backyards on rainy, or snowy days. But these days can actually be some of the most beautiful of the season, highlighting some of the colours and features of your garden. Adding a shelter means that you can sit outside and enjoy the sights in any weather. Later in the year, it will also mean that you don’t have to rush inside if there’s a summer shower. A covered area gives you options and versatility, adding function and beauty to your space.
Bring Out Textiles
Textiles add depth, warmth, and colour to your outdoor space, all of which can make it more appealing in cold weather. Adding an outdoor rug, and things like outdoor cushions and beanbags can help you to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Your garden will never look gorgeous during the winter if it’s filled with dead plants and leaves. Adding evergreen shrubs is a great idea. Shrubs can add some colour and a pleasant aroma, and tall shrubs can add privacy and make our garden feel like a cute winter forest.
For more colour, find some plants that flower in wintertime, and make sure you look after them.
Add Lots of Light
Lights can be pretty in their own right if you add cute lanterns, solar lights, and fairy lights, but they also mean that you can see the other features of your space, even on a dark winter day.
Find Ways to Attract Wildlife
Wildlife is always attractive and attracting it to your garden is a great idea. Additions like a small water feature, and a bird table you can add berries and treats too are great ways to bring more wildlife in.
Plant a Tree
Trees can add drama and structure to a winter garden and create a focal point even when they are bare in the winter.
Create a Focal Point with Man-Made Structures
Man-made structures like a gorgeous wrought iron arbour create a useful feature in summer, but during the winter, when growth around them might be reduced, they become a feature in their own right, adding style to your garden in the winter months when other elements might be lacking. Benches, baskets, and even planters can be equally effective.
Keep it Clean and Tidy
One of the best ways to make sure your garden is gorgeous all year round is by taking care of it. In the winter it’s easy for our gardens to become unkempt, so try to get into good habits. Go out regularly and sweep leaves, remove debris, and wipe down surfaces.
Creating a gorgeous winter garden will help you to enjoy time outdoors, and reap the benefits, no matter how cold it gets.