During the cold weather, you don’t have to stay indoors. There are many things you can do instead of waiting for spring to come so that you can go outdoors. Did you know that you can enjoy your garden during the colder months? Here are some ideas to help you make the most of the fresh air this winter:
Invest In a Water Bath and Bird Feeders
Investing in a water bath and bird feeders is a cheap way to attract wild birds to your garden regardless of the season. Watching birds eat or bathe is very enjoyable and a great way to appreciate the outdoors even if you will be seeing them from the comfort of your house. As a side point, I would recommend seeing mechanical awnings.
Get Garden Lanterns
Garden lanterns can make those dark winter nights warm. Placing small lanterns on the borders or up-lighting a snow-laden tree can make your garden more beautiful. They are more effective if you have a conservatory as guests will be able to see your garden without going outside.
Consider Kicking About With Your Children
Even though it may be cold, it does not mean that you cannot have a kickabout with your children. Remember that kids can become fidgety in the winter if they are not able to run off some of their energy. As such, it is important to play with a ball or Frisbee to help them run off some of their energy.
It is a good way to spend time with them while enjoying your garden. If you don’t want your lawn to suffer, consider artificial lawns to minimize damage without ruining your kids’ fun.
Add Colour to Your Outdoor Space
Colour can transform any garden and change the way we see a garden. Colourful plants will make your garden more beautiful and can bring a calm and relaxed atmosphere to the garden. However, if you are not a gardener, but would like to make your garden look beautiful during winter, consider buying terracotta pots and filling them with winter flowers. Keep in mind that violas, primulas, winter-flowering pansies and forget-me-nots are not good for winter. So, don’t consider them for brightening your garden during winter.
Take the Heat Outdoors
Outdoor heaters will keep you warm and comfortable while you are outdoors. So, you can get a little fresh air without having to worry about the cold weather. You can take your outdoor heater outside, turn it on and sit and enjoy what your natural surroundings have to offer. Relax outside and let your surroundings soothe your soul. It does not mean that you cannot get fresh air outside just because it is cold. With an outdoor heater, you can go outside your house even if it is cold.
Taking photographs is one of the best ways to enjoy your garden. It is also important as it will keep your mind off the cold. Frosty mornings are very beautiful and can be a good time to take great photos. You can take pictures of your children or frost-decked trees or plants.
As you can see there is no reason why you should stay indoors just because it is cold outside. Your garden has a lot to offer. If you try these things, you will discover that winter is not all about lighting a fire and wearing a chunky sweater.