Just imagine it from your gardens point of view. In the spring and summer, all you and the kids want to do is be in the garden; playing tag, holding barbecues, curling up on a sun lounger with a book you probably won’t finish, having water fights and making your beds blossom with color. But then one leaf turns crisp and golden and the back doors shut, your garden becoming totally forgotten about for the next five months as you and your family don knitted clothing and enjoy hot chocolate in front of a fire. Poor garden.
Luckily, it doesn’t need to be like this. You don’t need to be stuck indoors until the first day of spring because there are plenty of ways you can enjoy your garden during the colder months, and here are our top picks on just how to do this:
Invite The Wildlife In
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to enjoy your garden is to invite different wildlife into your garden with some bird feeders and a water bath, especially if you have young kids, although there is a more extensive list of ideas at telegraph.co.uk/gardening. Life is all about the little things, and it doesn’t get much better than watching as the birds, squirrels and whatever else come to have a little nibble on some nuts before taking a soak in the tub.
Lounge About In Warmth
If you are serious about enjoying your garden in the winter months then you need to be two things: warm and comfortable. That means getting yourself some quality outdoor sofas and lounging sets with waterproof cushions, all of which are available from www.Bridgman.co.uk/waterproof-cushions. That’s the comfy bit done. Next is warmth, which is easily achieved with patio heaters or a fire pit and a stash of thick blankets. All you need now is some hot chocolate and you are free to stare at the stars and feed your soul.
Create Some Sort Of Cover
Garden rooms have become hugely popular over recent years. They are just that cosy space you can retreat to at the end of your garden, away from all the distractions of life; a safe space to get warm and snuggly while enjoying the tranquility of your outdoor space. Of course, not everyone has the space or budget for a garden room, which is where a pergola can often achieve a similar result. It may not offer the same level of shelter, but it does offer some protection, and you can dress it up in lanterns, string lanterns, and chandeliers to make it look all pretty.
Light It Up As Much As Possible
Part of the problem is the night falls so early in the winter. The days feel about five minutes long. That is why you should counter this by lighting up your garden in as many ways as possible. We mentioned hanging lanterns and string lights from a pergola, but you could hang this all over your garden. Another great option is having some motion detector spotlights over your patio area, while garden path lamps will encourage you to take an evening stroll around your space, perhaps with the dog or something.
All you need is a little encouragement, and that is what these ideas offer.