In the Midwest, many homeowners wish the climate would allow for more time to enjoy their homes’ outdoor spaces. But despite the cold weather, there are actually plenty of ways to take advantage of yards and patios throughout the winter months. Bundle up and step outside to enjoy these creative activities in your own backyard this season.
Whether your home sits on a large plot of land or your outdoor space is at a premium, how you dedicate that area can provide a return on investment that goes beyond financial. A well-designed outdoor space can serve as an extension of your home, while proper care of your landscaping will keep it flourishing during spring, summer, and even fall. Here are just a few ways to take advantage of the great outdoors to best suit your needs.
Incorporate a Vegetable Garden
Typically requiring a generous outdoor area, vegetable gardens have gained popularity and are relatively easy to execute. Bear in mind not all vegetables are planted at the same time of year, as some, such as lettuces, prefer the cooler weather of late spring and early summer, while others, like tomatoes, thrive during hot August days. You’ll also want to take into consideration the location, as you’ll need plenty of sun as well as an area that drains well, isn’t too windy, and has nutrient-rich soil.
With consistent warm weather on the horizon, there is nothing more appealing than day dreaming of long summer days outside, soaking in the sunshine. To fully maximize the season, implement these patio prep tips to create the ultimate backyard retreat.
Summertime is winding down, but that doesn’t mean patio season has to end.
In fact, fall is our absolute favorite season to enjoy the outdoors in. The crisp, cool air and the smell of burning leaves…
And it’s this time of year when you’ll find some of the best deals since furniture starts going on sale.
Discover some of our favorite patio essentials that will take you from the final weeks of summer well into autumn. Whether you’re grilling out with the neighbors or reading a book solo — these patio picks will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
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