Here in Central Texas we are just about done with Winter but we have a few more chances at some cold weather. If you’re having a little Cabin Fever, here’s an idea to enjoy the outdoors right now.
You don’t have to be a green thumb to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere created by a traditional winter garden. When you want to read a book, enjoy a drink or just get a breathe of fresh air, you can retreat to the serenity provided by your garden.
Contrary to what many people believe, creating one is fairly simple and only requires minimal maintenance once you have it set up. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, keep reading and we’ll cover some important tips to get the most out of your winter garden.
Dedicate an Area For Relaxing
First and foremost, you have to dedicate an area in or around your garden for relaxing. While some individuals simply prefer a walk-through garden, most want to be able to sit down and fully enjoy the sights and sounds created with their winter garden.
It’s usually best to try and set this area up either directly inside your garden or facing it. Once you’ve found an area, you’ll need to start setting it up.
I recommend using a small-to-medium sized gazebo with a couple of chairs and a table. Of course you can make it larger or smaller depending on the available space, but this should be a good start for most people.
Create a Pathway
To get the most out of your winter garden, you’ll also need to dedicate your time and energy to install a pathway through it. Instead of going straight through your garden, you should create a pathway that meanders through your garden so you can experience as much of it as possible.
Doing so will allow you and your guests to easily access your garden without walking over it.
There are a number of different options available when it comes to creating a pathway for your garden. You can always use traditional pavers, or you can go with a more stylish stone sidewalk.
Take your time to look at examples and choose the one that’s going to compliment the look of your outdoor patio and decor the best.
Choose Winter Plants
You obviously can’t fully enjoy a winter garden without plenty of colorful and attractive plants.
If you don’t have previous gardening experience, take a trip to your local nursery and ask one of the employees for recommendations on easy-to-grow plants that will last through the winter and winter months.
With our mild winters here in Central Texas there should be plenty to choose from.
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