Saying goodbye to beautiful Virginia summers is always hard, especially knowing that the beautiful trees and flowers will be covered in snow in a few months, and you might not see direct sunlight for a while. This being said, the winter season can be just as much fun and beautiful. Instead of heading out to the pool or playing in sprinklers, we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do in the cold weather to make your backyard enjoyable throughout the entire year!
Fire pits are a great way to enjoy your yard this winter! Warm up in the mornings and drink your coffee outside, or have a little bonfire at night with the family! There’s a wide variety of different sizes and price ranges available depending on what suits you and your yard the best.
Bringing lights outdoors is a sure way to warm up the aesthetic of your yard, giving it a cozy atmosphere. Winter days are shorter and nights longer, so having the ability to light up your backyard in the early evening is an excellent way to get the most out of your yard.
Hot Cocoa and Snow:
Enjoy watching the snowfall with some hot chocolate and some cozy blankets! Despite the cold, winter can be beautiful! After a day at work, come home, put on your favorite pair of sweats, make your favorite tea or hot chocolate, and enjoy the beauty of winter in the comfort of your backyard.
Outdoor heaters can transform your backyard from frozen tundra to an ideal winter hangout spot in no time. Depending on the size of your yard or patio, you can get multiple heaters to warm up the entire yard! Outdoor heaters come in different sizes and price ranges, making them an excellent option for anyone’s yard and budget.
Blankets and Pillows:
Elevate your outdoor furniture this season by bringing out warm blankets, soft pillows, and anything else you think will warm you up! Just remember to bring everything that isn’t waterproof back inside whenever you’re done. Invite some friends over to get together around a fire pit, snuggle up under blankets, and eat warm treats for a perfect winter night.
Utilizing your grill in the summer is probably a no-brainer, but have you considered opening it back up in the winter? Barbecue tastes good all year round, no matter what the weather is like! You might need to wear an extra layer of clothing that you wouldn’t need in the summer, but the warmth of the grill and the great meal you’ll have make it all worth it.