Having spent three lockdowns at home, many of us embraced the great outdoors.
Spending time in the garden though brings with it a number of considerations. In this post, we look at how to continue to enjoy outdoor dining in Autumn
Luckily gardens can be designed to maximise outdoor use throughout the year, this includes a growing trend for outdoor kitchens and bar areas.
With anything British and outdoors, there’s also the weather to think about. Throughout any given year, an outdoor dining area will have to cope with wind, rain, hail, sleet, and snow, as well as temperatures of up to 35°C or more in the summer. It’s something that has to be factored in when planning an outdoor entertaining space.
You need to choose your materials wisely with the British weather in mind. Opt for hard-wearing materials to withstand the colder winter months. Polished concrete in an outdoor kitchen area, for example, is particularly hardy.
Maintenance is another factor to consider carefully. One of the wonderful things about cooking and eating outside is how close to nature you can be while you do it. A garden doesn’t have to be hard work either. You could consider an easy-to-maintain design that looks great all year round. That means touches such as artificial grass and low-maintenance shrubs and trees. The result is an urban garden that is packed with greenery but that is also easy to care for.