Although the winter months are here, it doesn’t mean we have to be locked indoors at all times. As long as you are wrapped up warm, there is still plenty of things you can be getting up to in the garden this winter. I don’t know about you but after the whole lockdown through COVID, I am looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the weather all year round this year.
If you are wondering what you can get up to, here are some great ways to make the most of your garden, even in the chillier months.
Cook outdoors –
Just because it is cold, doesn’t mean you have to stop the BBQ’s! If you don’t fancy a burger and salad though, why not switch to having pizza outdoors? The Ooni oven takes approximately 60 seconds to cook a pizza, which means you can have some delicious warm food within a matter of minutes and who doesn’t love pizza!?
Get a small fire going or maybe even a patio heater, get comfy on something like a metal bistro set and you can enjoy eating outdoors all year round.
Grow your own –
Have you thought of growing your own in the past or maybe are looking at a way to get a little more eco friendly?
Now is a great time to get out in the garden and prepare for the spring coming. Use your time wisely now to start preparing the space and getting your garden ready to grow your own fruit and veg. You don’t need to be the next Alan Titchmarsh either, there are loads of tutorials and books to help you along the way.
Even if you don’t have the biggest garden, there is plenty of ways to get creative with the space you do have. With options for raised beds to pots and hangers, everyone can spend a little time growing some veg.
Home cinema –
One thing I see a lot on my Instagram feed is home cinemas in the garden and it is something we are yet to try.
Many of these are not too expensive to do, however, you will need a projector to get the film you are watching onto the screen. The screen itself though could be something as simple as a white sheet you have weighted down!
As the colder months draw in and the darker nights start, ensuring you have the best lighting to create a cosy atmosphere is important. This doesn’t need to be simple outdoor lights, you can bring in a whole host of fun elements to it such as fairy lights or solar lights.
You can create different atmospheres depending on the lighting used, such as wall lights, pathway lights and table lights.
If you are lucky enough to have the outdoor space to use, trying to tweak it to outdoor space useable all year round is not too tough. Just have a think about what you would like to enjoy out in your garden all year round. You may need to invest in some waterproof coverings for some items depending on what material they are made of.
I would also suggest investing in some garden storage that is waterproof for things such as lanterns, outdoor dining sets and bbq tools. Investing once in a good quality product will last you for years as long as you have a way to store it safely.
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