Decks and patios will need to be cleared of ice and snow. Wood decking and pavers should not be difficult to sweep clean. If the ‘spill-over’ from a party heads out to the patio, make the patio comfortable. Have dry seating available. Most patio and lawn furniture can withstand the cold and snow so relegating them to the garage for winter is probably not necessary.
These folks are prepared for the outdoors with warm hats, and sweaters. But what if the ‘spill-over’ guests are not quite as prepared. Here are a few items that can make the patio and garden year round ready.
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Since evenings in the winter come early, patio lighting would help the party atmosphere. Many styles and price points are available to make patio and garden classy and useful.Outdoor lighting is always a good addition to the landscape.
Grilling does not have to be limited to summer barbecues The avid griller will never use the weather as an excuse to not use the grill. So why pack the grill up and store it in the shed? Grilling is a year round experience.
And if your have this beauty in the yard, don’t make it a conversation piece about how much you liked it last summer! Clean it off and use it.
Remember when we were kids, and couldn't get into snow suits fast enough – the outdoors was calling! So it is now with hunters, cross-country skiers, and ice skaters who love to be outside.
The fire pit or bon fire have a certain romance about them. Draw people outside to a fire pit in your yard or patio.
The holiday parties may be over, but don’t forget the Super Bowl. ( Of course any excuse for a party will do.)
A big pot of simmering chili – on the grill- and a few brewskies will go a long way to enjoying the patio and garden all winter.
Winter is a long season to be waiting for something to do outside – so get out there and enjoy it now.