Weather-Resistant Garden Features for Autumn/Winter

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It’s a sad truth that British summer time is never as glorious as we’d like it to be and it’s always over too quickly. When the sunny spells come to an end, we all get prepared for dark mornings and cold nights, but that doesn’t mean you should shut away your garden until next year. There are lots of weather-resistant garden features that will help you make use of your outdoor space through the autumn/winter months.

Shelters That’ll Keep You Warm and Dry

Sitting in the garden when it’s cold and rainy might not seem particularly appealing to you, but with a garden room, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space, whatever the weather.

Outdoor shelters boast a number of benefits that you’ll be able to take advantage of during the colder months. They can be kitted out with lights and heaters, making them the perfect place to host a dinner party or simply to relax with a glass of wine.

Slip-Resistant Porcelain Paving

Nowadays, you don’t have to settle for an old-fashioned conservatory that gets deathly cold in the winter months & obstructs the view of your garden, modern glass garden rooms are designed to be beautiful, streamlined constructions that allow you to enjoy your garden to the fullest!

Weather-Resistant Composite Decking

When you hear about the effects of rain and snow on natural timber decking, it can put you off decking for life. Natural timber boards have a tendency to absorb water, swell, crack and eventually rot. This is not something that any homeowner wants to deal with in their garden!

An excellent weather-resistant alternative to timber decking is composite decking. Composite decking is capped with a polymer sleeve that’s designed to keep moisture out at protect the boards in icy temperatures. Better yet, composite decking is really easy to maintain, so while you’d normally have to sand, stain and re-seal timber decking in the spring – you won’t have to do any of these jobs at all.

Slip-Resistant Porcelain Paving

Shelters That’ll Keep You Warm and DryOne of the biggest worries in our winter gardens is slips and falls. When you choose a product like porcelain paving, you’re not only getting beautiful garden paving, you’re also benefitting from a rough textured surface that’s designed to provide excellent grip.

When you compare porcelain paving to other types of natural stone, like slate or limestone, you’ll notice that the overall texture of porcelain paving is much more consistent. Natural stone has lots of inconsistencies that can become a bit of a trip hazard in icy conditions. With porcelain paving, you won’t have to worry about this. Each paving slab is made to the same standards, meaning your entire patio will boast excellent slip-resistance.

So there you have it, a few beautiful features that you can add to your garden for autumn/winter. With a garden room, a composite deck and a new porcelain patio, your garden will be well-equipped for anything that the cold months throws at it.

Sarah Cantley

Editorial Head at UK Blog for Business & Startup.

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