June marks the first days of Winter. Now is the time to start to think about your winter garden. Here at Aarons, we have a few hidden tips and tricks to help you stay outdoors in the colder months!
- Blog one: Winter DIY tips and tricks
- Blog two: Winter outdoor activities for kids
- Blog three: Winter Garden Farming – what veggies to plant in June
Aaron’s Winter DIY Tips and Tricks:
Build an Outdoor Fire-Pit
The Fire Pit instruction photo to the right is a simple way to create a warm and cosy place to hang out in your backyard! Simply choose your spot and away you go! There are also plenty of other fire pit designs out there to choose from. Fire pits come in many shapes and sizes. They can be a permanent structure or a simple barrel that can be moved around the patio.
Source – Pinterest
2. Cushions Cushions Cushions!
Every outdoor space, (whether it be a summer outdoor space or a winter outdoor space), should utilise outdoor cushions and textiles. This is especially so during the cosy winter months. Bright colours are best for winter to brighten up your space. Now you have your fire and cushions, what’s next?
Source – Pinterest
3. Marshmallows! and other yummy things… An Outdoor Kitchen!
Kids love cuddling around a fire with a packet of marshmallows and some twigs! Marshmallow cooking is the perfect winter activity to do outside around your new fire-pit. A more holistic approach is to build a full kitchen outdoors using a BBQ, Gazebo and stone benches.
Outdoor kitchens are gaining popularity especially in Australia! Check out this kitchen built underneath a Gazebo!
4. Great Outdoor Accessories
With some functional, fashionable furniture, warm lighting and good company, you’ll be able to create a warm and inviting space in which to entertain and relax. In winter, choose warmer colours such as deep reds, purples and gold.