As the weather cools, why not transform your backyard into an inviting winter garden wonderland and entertain friends and family with hot cocoa and heartfelt conversations. Our experienced landscape garden designers have the tips to inspire you. With our creative ideas for backyard landscaping and gardening, you will have a cosy winter oasis in no time.
Following are our expert tips for creating that cosy winter retreat in your garden
From luminous outdoor lighting to inviting outdoor fires, start getting snug and warm with these top tips for the winter months.
Tip 1: Add a landscaped firepit area
Nothing says winter garden wonderland like a fire pit. Imagine sipping hot chocolate while keeping warm from the amber glow of your backyard firepit. This is genuinely magical and welcoming way to bring your family and friends together, and ward off the chill at the same time. Complete your landscaped fire pit area with comfortable seating, such as:
- Luxurious lounge chairs
- Sturdy timber circular benches
- Portable deck chairs
- Chunks cut off tree stumps
- Concrete stools
Add some big puffy cushions to bring colour and comfort to the area. Now you’re ready to have your friends and family over for a unique winter gathering filled with fun, laughter and toasted marshmallows.
Tip 2: Warm up your garden by adding outdoor lighting
With the days shorter and evenings creeping earlier during winter, outdoor lights can help create a warm ambience and welcoming atmosphere. Whether it’s simple string lights glistening on your patio or lighting fixtures illuminating the driveway, your home and garden will be glowing in style.
With so many options, these considerations can help you narrow down the choices:
- How big or small do I want my fixtures?
- Should I choose solar powered or LED lighting?
- What kind of wattage does my backyard require?
By installing the right outdoor lighting for your backyard, you will create the perfect, warm ambience for your home.
Tip 3: Create inviting spaces using steel edging
Flexible steel edging provides a creative backyard landscaping solution and is perfect for:
- Outdoor dining areas
- Flower and vegetable beds
The great thing about flexible steel edging is that is enables you to add curves and bends, creating welcoming spaces for entertainment or relaxation while maintaining neat and tidy edges in your garden.
Made from one piece of steel, there’s no need for extra pins, pegs or joiners, giving you a consistent, clean finish. Completely versatile, steel edging can be used in various soil conditions. It’s tough, water resistant and maintenance free once installation is done.
Tip 4: Plant some winter vegetables
Hearty winter soups and oven-baked vegetables are just what the doctor ordered for the cold weather. Carrots, broccoli, garlic and spinach are perfect to plant and grow in your vegetable garden during the winter months.
Stay healthy and make nutritious meals all year round with vegetables from your backyard harvest.
Tip 5: Plant some winter herbs
Who needs to go to the supermarket? Why not grow some delicious herbs, such as thyme, basil and mint, in your raised vegetable garden this winter.
You could add a sprig of parsley to your vegetable soup. Invite family and friends over for a rosemary and garlic lamb roast dinner. Herbs in winter are endlessly delicious.
Don’t hibernate this winter. Chilly weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the outdoors or socialising with family and friends. Planting some herbs and veggies will give you a great reason to get out and embrace the cold, and make your garden a unique outdoor space to enjoy all year round.
If these tips have inspired you or you want more ideas, our team of local Gardenologists are happy to help. At Early Up, we provide expert gardening and landscaping design, helping create beautiful, lush gardens and backyards in Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Tweed Coast and across the Far North Coast of New South Wales.
We hope our tips have helped you see how much joy and entertainment a winter garden wonderland can bring. Let us help design and implement your cosy outdoor winter retreat. We invite you to contact Early Up today on 0448 300 736.