Winter comes with the chance to decorate every part of your home in ways so wonderful even the most devoted bar humbugs catch themselves smiling. You decorate your kitchen, your hallways, your living room, dining spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry hole and every inch of the front, from your front door to the white picket fence.
That said, most people neglect one part of their home; their garden. Yeah, the one at the back. Why this happens, we have no idea. Is it because the neighbors don’t see it or because you abandon your garden until the first bud of spring starts to show? Whatever the reason, enough is enough.
Here are some amazing ways you can turn your backyard into a winter wonderland this season:
Decorate To Your Heart’s Content
The very first thing you need to do is decorate, decorate and decorate some more. Trust us, your garden won’t be complete without some string lights crisscrossing above your lawn, fairy lights wrapped around trees and lanterns lining your garden path. The same goes for tying ribbons to branches, hanging wreaths on trees and popping the odd bauble up.
Outside Can Be Cozy Too
What is the point in going to all the effort of creating a winter wonderland if you have nowhere to sit, curl up and enjoy it. That means having a seating area, whether that be a wooden bench or a range of rattan garden furniture with waterproof cushions, in which you can shop Bridgman for ideas. Once you have this in place, you want to make it cozy. We’re talking about a fire pit, patio heaters, a chest full of thick blankets, some comfy grey pillows, lanterns and maybe even a pergola to hideaway. Mmmmmm.
Let Your Garden Bloom
Too many people think the winter means a bare garden full of nothing more than evergreens. They think it is impossible to grow flowers because of the season. This simply is not true. You have so many options in which to choose from, all of them bursting with beauty and color, which is something to behold when the rest of the garden is covered in frost. Things like boxwoods, winterberries, witch hazel and flowering quinces are all great options on this front.
Focus On A Focal Point
Every winter wonderland needs to have a focal point. Actually, every garden should have a focal point, so when you combine the two you know just how important this is. How you do this is up to you. It could be that you use something that is already present as your focal points, such as your garden room, your pool or your patio space. Of course, there is the alternative of creating something eye-catching, such as a little fairy wonderland at the bottom of a tree or an ornamental garden that is brought to life by a spotlight. Like we said, it is up to you.
You’ve loved every minute of decorating the inside of your home and the front of your house, so why not continue into the garden? You won’t regret it.