At the moment, sitting in the garden is the only bit of joy most of us are getting in terms of outdoor life! However, while the sun is shining at the moment, it can still be a little bit chilly, especially in the evening. With that being said, we are going to take a look at some of the different ways you can keep your garden warm during the spring.
Invest in an outdoor heater
There is only one place to begin, and this is by investing in an outdoor heater. While spending a lot of evenings sitting outdoors may not be the most practical thing to do during the spring, there is no reason why you won’t be able to do this if you invest in a good patio heater. There are a lot of different options on the market today, including a wealth of contemporary designs that will only enhance your stylish garden furniture. Of course, not only should you make sure that the garden heater looks good, but you will want to choose something that is practical and efficient so that warming your garden is not going to cost you a fortune.
Build an outdoor fire pit
There is no denying that outdoor fire pits have become very popular in recent times. If you do a bit of digging on Instagram and Pinterest, you will find lots of stylish examples to give you inspiration. This is something you can get a contractor to install for you or you can have a go at your own DIY project by creating your own fire pit. No matter which option you go for, you’re going to be left with a stunning statement feature in your garden.
If you do decide to install a fire pit yourself, we will give you a general outlay of the steps involved so that you can determine whether this is something you are going to be able to do by yourself or not. The first thing you will need to do is choose a location. You should select a location that is not near to any combustibles, such as low-hanging branches, sheds, and bushes. Once you have chosen a location, the fire pit will need to be laid out. You should then dig the footer and pour concrete, as well as separating the stones while you wait. After this, start to lay the stones and continue doing this until the wall is filled. It can be fairly straightforward. However, without any DIY experience, you may not feel confident, and so it would be better to get a professional to do the job in this case.
Decorate your garden with lanterns and candles
Candles and lanterns are perfect for giving your garden a cosy feel, and you can use them no matter the weather. In calmer days, bring out some tall candles, and place them around your outdoor area. To keep the candles steady and protect them from the window, you could use glass jars. Other options include floating candles if you have a pond or you could simply keep the candles next to plant pots, on the edge of the steps. There are numerous options, and the same goes in terms of the different candles that are available as well. If you want to give your garden a magical and fun feel, you should brighten it up with coloured candles. If you want to create a more classy and luxurious feel, you can go for all white. You can also add warmth to your garden and give it a charming and enchanting look with colourful lanterns.
If you are looking to create more of a rustic feel in your garden, you may want to consider going for a wood-burning stove. These stoves can really give off a lot of heat, so they’re great for keeping warm all through the night. You can find contemporary designs, as well as more traditional ones. Plus, the use of wood is significant for many reasons. Not only is it rustic, but it is a material that is full of character too. There is something about gathering around a garden stove and enjoying a drink with the ones you love on an evening.
Some things you need to consider when choosing a wood-burning stove include the required heat output, as well as the size of your garden. You should also buy from a brand that has a good reputation and make sure you get a good warranty with your stove as well. It is certainly worth taking the time to read reviews that have been left by others to see what they have had to say about the stove in question.
Add plush cushions and throws to your garden space
Last but not least, an affordable yet effective way to add some warmth to your garden is by investing in some comfortable and plush cushions and throws for your garden dining area. There are plenty of different options for you to choose from when buying cushions and throws for your outdoor area. While you may want to go for some of the most luxe fabrics, do remember that these items are going to be used outdoor, and so durability is important as well.
Not only do throws and cushions give you the opportunity to add some warmth to your garden, but you can also add some style and personality as well. A lot of people decide to go for bright colours and patterns so that they can inject some fun and vibrancy into their outdoor space.
As you can see, there are a number of different ways you can keep your garden warm this spring. We hope that you have found something that appeals to you from the suggestions that we have provided! Whether you’re looking for some cosy cushions and throws for your outdoor seating area or you want to add a wood-burning stove or fire pit, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect solution for you.