Don’t let some cold weather and snow bring you down this winter. Not everyone lives in the south where it’s warm weather year round. So, don’t miss out on enjoying your big country yard four months (or more) a year. It can be a great time to spice up the yard and make some changes to your outdoor space. Here are some easy ways to get fresh air through the winter months.
Add Warmth. If you don’t already have a heat source outside, consider adding one like a fire pit, fire place or a patio heater. Another idea, although a little more expensive, is a hot tub.
Light it up. Since it gets dark earlier in the winter, string some LED lights, add flood lights and other light fixtures around the patio to make it enjoyable even after dark. Illuminating the area will also give it a warmer feel.
Enjoy nature. There is plenty of wildlife still active in winter. Make your own bird feeder and go bird watching or go out and take pictures of the landscape and some of the wildlife that inhabit your land.
Get comfortable. Add weatherproof furniture to your patio. Adding some with warmer colors can create a warmer and welcoming atmosphere even when the temperatures drop. Also consider adding a gazebo or other structure to keep yourself protected from the elements like snow, rain and wind.
Go sledding. When all else fails, get the kids (or just be kids) and go sledding! If you don’t have a hill nearby, just grab some snowshoes and go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
The bottom line is that there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors instead of being cooped up in the house for months. What is your favorite thing to do outdoors in the winter? Let us know!
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