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How to Make Your Backyard a Winter Utopia

Posted on November 29, 2018

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When the cooler months descend, it can be easy to resign yourself to saying goodbye to the outdoor paradise you have so carefully constructed. Your backyard's beautiful landscaping and escapism doesn't have to go away just because it's now winter, however. In fact, there are a few ways you can ensure your outdoor space is ready to be enjoyed all winter season. Being able to use your backyard year-round is a great advantage to any San Antonio home. Luckily, the weather doesn't ever turn too cold, so there are ways you can make your outdoor living space the perfect winter utopia.

Make It Cozy

One of the best parts about winter is the feeling of wrapping yourself up in a blanket, with a good book and a nice warm cup of cocoa, and just enjoying the atmosphere of the cooler season. Whenever one thinks about winter, relaxing by the fireplace or gazing up at the clear winter skies are great ways to relax and escape from the hectic holiday times.

Luckily, in San Antonio, it never gets too cold to be able to enjoy your outdoor space. You've put in so much time and effort into making your backyard a paradise - it would be a shame to not be able to enjoy it year round. By adding things like extra pillows and blankets, or maybe some winter food and drink additions to your outdoor kitchen, you can make sure that your deck or patio are a perfect hideaway to enjoy throughout the season. 

Add Heat

Another way you can enjoy your backyard in the winter is to add warming elements to it. While you can purchase heating lamps or the like to add onto your deck, you should also consider adding a fireplace or fire pit. These are great additions to any outdoor living space. Not only are there the practical advantages of having a heat source like a fireplace outside during the winter, the presence of fire can be relaxing. The crackling wood, the smell of the embers, and the glow of the flame can all lead to a space that can let you unwind at the end of the day.

Additionally, a fireplace is a great way to add activities to any holiday party. Although s'mores are more of a summer treat, you can still roast marshmallows or chestnuts over the open flame, a great time for children and adults alike.

Adjust Your Landscaping 

Trees are a wonderful part of any backyard landscaping. The Texas summer sun is strong. Trees not only add visual focus to an exterior living space, they can also provide some much-needed shade and respite from the sun's heat. However, during the winter, when the sun is weaker (and sets earlier), it would be wise to trim some of the branches back. Trimming your trees during the winter will open up some of the space, allowing as much light to get in as possible. Furthermore, it is healthy for the trees themselves to be trimmed during the colder months. By cutting them back now, you will help facilitate a more luscious growth for them when summer comes.

Professional Services

While you can handle many of these ideas yourself, landscaping adjustments or fireplace or kitchen additions should be handled by a professional. We would be thrilled to help you transform your backyard into the perfect winter utopia. Please don't hesitate to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (210) 496-3325 to get started on building your winter escape today!

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