Cold days and long nights are no reason to restrict yourself to the indoors during the winter months. There are still a lot of ways to enjoy your backyard even in the snow.
There are a lot of lighting options available in the market today including permanent outdoor light sets. Choose from clear, white, or a set of colors that will work year round. The strings of light will provide the illumination you want plus a bit of festivity
There are some great ways to add heat to your patio or outdoor space. Patio heaters are available. They come in a number of shapes like wall mountings and infrared heat lamps. You can add a fire pit that will run for your natural gas line, or portable units that are either electric or propane.
Outdoor fire places are more affordable than you may think. Choose one that has a fire bowl to accommodate several large logs and a chimney that will send the smoke up and away from your eyes. Once completely cooled, remove the ash from the removable bin and dispose of appropriately. Some come equipped with a removable grill for a midnight hot dog snack.
Hot tubs are not just for spas and ski resorts. Give yourself a relaxing treat with a personal hot tub in your backyard. Wear a hat to keep your body temperature regulated and to avoid chilly winter air from spoiling the experience. Feel the daily stress melt away as your muscles relax. Keep the tub illuminated at night for safety and keep up with the regular maintenance and cleaning.
Fire pits are classic gathering points for a quiet discussion over s’mores or a gathering of neighbors or family. Add hot cocoa, mulled wine, or flavored coffee and you have an instant party.
There is plenty of garden furniture that is weather resistant like powder coated steel, teak and polyresin wicker. You probably will want to bring the cushions and pillows indoors. It is also a good idea to cover the furniture with secured tarps so that you just need to flip any snow off the furniture. Keep blankets and throws in a chest near the patio door for easy retrieval and storage.
Grills work just fine in the winter. Just be sure to position yourself to stay safe. Be sure you keep fresh, dry charcoal on hand or a fresh tank of propane. Then you can enjoy chicken or steak just like in the summer. Catch up on some videos from cooking programs and find how you can make the whole meal on the grill.
If you have questions about any of these options or would like our help making them appear, just contact us at Project Landscape. We have the experts ready to help you enjoy the outdoors no matter the season.