How to Make the Most of Your Garden All Year Round

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It can be so frustrating when you spend hundreds of pounds renovating your garden but feel like you can only use it during the warmer months. Rain can catch you out at any time of year (even in the height of summer), so it’s important that you add garden features that can withstand whatever mother nature throws at them.

Investing in high-quality garden materials is the first step towards enjoying your garden year-round. Cheap, flimsy materials can really struggle to cope with temperature fluctuations, and you might find that you spend more time repairing your new garden than actually enjoying it.

To avoid all the hassle, there are a few things you can do that will help you make the most of your garden all year round. Try incorporating some of these hints and tips into your garden design, and you’ll notice a huge difference in the amount of time you can comfortably spend outside.

Choose a Material that Performs Well in Varying Temperatures

As we’ve already mentioned, one of the main reasons people don’t spend time in their gardens all year round is because the weather makes it difficult. Realistically, no one wants to sit outside when it’s raining, snowing or blowing a gale. Some gardens can actually become unsafe in adverse conditions, resulting in accidental slips and falls, so it’s important you opt for garden features that will be safe to use whatever the weather. A good example of a material that can help you make the most of the weather is vitrified porcelain outdoor tiles, like the ones from PrimaPorcelain shown above! Vitrified porcelain tiles are unique because they’re baked at incredibly high temperatures. This melts minerals inside the tiles to create substrates that are strong and glass-like. Porcelain tiles can then be finished with a rough texture to improve grip. The resulting tiles are strong, slip resistant and impermeable to water, making them perfect for gardens that expect to see a lot of footfall all year round.

Add Features to Keep you Warm and Dry

While vitrified porcelain tiles might help prevent slips and falls by combatting the weather underfoot, they won’t necessarily keep you warm and dry. That’s where some of these other garden features come in. If you want to make the most of your garden all year round you could:

  • Add an electric outdoor heater
  • Invest in a fire pit
  • Install a sunroom or conservatory
  • Fit a retractable awning

Light the Space Up

As dark nights draw in, you might want to add some garden lights and lanterns to your outdoor space so that you can make the most of it for longer. Some companies offer light systems that can be installed into your garden e.g. directly into your deck boards. Lanterns, LEDs fairy lights and candles also make a great addition to any garden and come in a range of colours to suit your garden design. We hope that these tips will help you make more use of your garden in summer, winter, autumn and spring! Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying your outdoor space.

Investing in high-quality garden materials is the first step towards enjoying your garden year-round. Cheap, flimsy materials can really struggle to cope with temperature fluctuations, and you might find that you spend more time repairing your new garden than actually enjoying it. To avoid all the hassle, there are a few things you can do that will help you make the most of your garden all year round. Try incorporating some of these hints and tips into your garden design, and you’ll notice a huge difference in the amount of time you can comfortably spend outside.

Choose a Material that Performs Well in Varying Temperatures

As we’ve already mentioned, one of the main reasons people don’t spend time in their gardens all year round is because the weather makes it difficult. Realistically, no one wants to sit outside when it’s raining, snowing or blowing a gale. Some gardens can actually become unsafe in adverse conditions, resulting in accidental slips and falls, so it’s important you opt for garden features that will be safe to use whatever the weather. A good example of a material that can help you make the most of the weather is vitrified porcelain outdoor tiles, like the ones from PrimaPorcelain shown above! Vitrified porcelain tiles are unique because they’re baked at incredibly high temperatures. This melts minerals inside the tiles to create substrates that are strong and glass-like. Porcelain tiles can then be finished with a rough texture to improve grip. The resulting tiles are strong, slip resistant and impermeable to water, making them perfect for gardens that expect to see a lot of footfall all year round.

Add Features to Keep You Warm and Dry

While vitrified porcelain tiles might help prevent slips and falls by combatting the weather underfoot, they won’t necessarily keep you warm and dry. That’s where some of these other garden features come in. If you want to make the most of your garden all year round you could:

  • Add an electric outdoor heater
  • Invest in a fire pit
  • Install a sunroom or conservatory
  • Fit a retractable awning

Light the Space Up

As dark nights draw in, you might want to add some garden lights and lanterns to your outdoor space so that you can make the most of it for longer. Some companies offer light systems that can be installed into your garden e.g. directly into your deck boards. Lanterns, LEDs fairy lights and candles also make a great addition to any garden and come in a range of colours to suit your garden design. We hope that these tips will help you make more use of your garden in summer, winter, autumn and spring! Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying your outdoor space.

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