Top Tips to Enjoy Your Garden All Year Round

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A garden is a luxury that not all homes have. If you have a garden space, you can take advantage of it as an extension of your living space. With the right planning and adjustments, not only can you enjoy it during the warm summer months, but all year round. Summer doesn’t have to be the end of your time in the garden, and instead, you can use the space whenever you wish. Here are some top tips to help you extend the good times in your garden throughout the year. 

#1 Add colors 

Brightening your garden is a great incentive to use it more. You can do this by planting flowers around your garden that thrive in different seasons. There are also plants that are low maintenance and last all year round, such as Cercis canadensis, Amelanchier lamarckii, viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum, Hydrangea quercifolia and much more. You can also add more points of interest in your garden with ornaments, water features, or hanging bunting and fairy lights. These small touches will make a huge difference to the way your garden feels, and instantly make it more appealing and inviting to spend time in. 


#2 Create an area to spend time in

In the summer months, it doesn’t matter where you spend time in your garden, as it is usually sunny and dry. The weather can be unpredictable, and the winter months can bring a lot of cold and wet weather. Unfortunately, this does not make the garden a very welcoming place to spend time. As a solution, you should set up a dedicated area in your garden that can be used, regardless of the weather. You can hire a deck builder to create a nice flooring, put up a gazebo to protect you from the sun and rain and upcycle some furniture to create a nice seating area. Just make sure you weatherproof your furniture or invest in covers, so they can stay intact. You can then add any finishing touches that you wish to make it your own, cozy place to hang out, for example, pillows, blankets, throws, candles, etc. When you set up an area to spend time in, you are much more likely to use it. 


#3 Add some heat

One of the big deterrents from spending time in the garden during the winter is the cold. You can change this by adding a heat source to your outdoor seating area to keep you nice and warm and create an inviting space with a sense of coziness that you can enjoy. Some of the most popular heat sources are infrared heaters, firepits or outdoor fireplaces. These come in a variety of options to suit different budgets and sizes of gardens. Make sure you keep the area safe and do not store anything flammable nearby. 

Your garden is a great space that can be utilized all year round with the right knowledge and equipment. You should consider using the garden all year round in your plans when you are designing your garden.

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