Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter

Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away.The best colors for  winter are earthy tones. Oranges, browns and stone will all go well. A water feature will look great in the winter, although it will be prone to getting clogged up with leaves. You should also update your flowers too. Your local garden centre can help you pick the best winter plants.

You might think that you will hardly use your deck during the winter months but with the right decoration and maybe a patio heater there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy it just as much as during the summer.

Depending on where you live, winter can mean snow or rain. Many find using the deck during these dreary months undesirable; however, there are many ways to enjoy a deck during winter. There are many patio coverings that are available that are water-resistant, making it possible to enjoy looking and listening to the rain. Fire pits are a great way to enjoy your deck in the winter. Some residences enjoy an above ground hot tub in the winter months, but if this is not in your budget, a portable deck heater is another option for warming up during the colder months.

It’s about that time of year that most of us are getting ready to prepare and protect our cedar and teak deck and patio furniture for the winter months and the sometimes harsh weather that can accompany it. The most common ways to do this are to use outdoor furniture covers or put the outdoor furniture in storage. However, before you do this, you want to properly prepare your deck and patio furniture or consider options that will allow you to continue using your deck and patio furniture throughout the winter, but protecting it at the same time.

 

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