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How to Keep Your Backyard Comfortable in Winter

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Keeping a backyard comfortable during winter is not as difficult as you might think. A cozy winter living space requires some planning and investment in deck and patio features that will help keep an outdoor oasis liveable year-round. At Valley Deck and Patio, we have the expertise and experience to help you with almost any outdoor living space project. Whether you are starting from scratch or modifying an existing backyard living space, we offer residents of Maryland custom outdoor living spaces and have since 2004.

A custom outdoor living space ensures you can entertain friends and family through the fall and winter holidays. Some ideas for an outdoor winter living space include the following:

  • Outdoor kitchen – prepare and enjoy holiday meals outdoors in a cozy winter living space
  • Heaters and heated flooring – professionally installed outdoor heating systems can keep you and your guests comfortable throughout the colder months
  • Firepits and fireplaces – providing warmth and an inviting, cozy atmosphere, a fire-based feature makes for a comfortable winter backyard
  • Custom lighting – whether you are entertaining during the day or at night, custom lighting can brighten up your backyard living space and make it more comfortable, especially during the long winter nights

Call 410.983.6261 to schedule a free consultation with one of our hardscape specialists.

How to Keep an Outdoor Oasis Liveable

Maintaining your backyard is essential to ensuring many years of enjoyment with friends and family. One of the biggest challenges is keeping your outdoor living space liveable throughout the year, especially during winter. While it may seem like a daunting task, there are several strategies you can use to make your backyard as comfortable as possible during this season. Whether you want to revamp your existing space or create a custom outdoor oasis from scratch, Valley Deck and Patio can help.

Maintenance of Outdoor Winter Living Space

Decks, patios, and yards all require regular maintenance, especially if you plan to enjoy them during winter. Some steps you can take to keep your outdoor living space comfortable during the cooler months include:

  • Cleaning and sealing wood surfaces – regularly cleaning and sealing decks and patios can help prolong their lifespan and ensure that they are protected from the elements
  • Trimming overgrown foliage – excessive growth on trees and bushes can block natural light and heat, making your backyard feel colder and overhanging branches are susceptible to breaking from the weight of snow and ice
  • Installing outdoor heating systems – professionally installed outdoor heating systems can keep you and your guests warm and comfortable throughout the winter, even on the coldest nights

If you need help maintaining your backyard during winter, or if you’re looking for a custom solution for an outdoor living space, contact the experts at Valley Deck and Patio today.

Maintaining Backyard Water Features During Winter

If you have a backyard water feature, such as a pond or waterfall, keeping it liveable during the cold winter months can be a challenge. However, there are several strategies you can use to safeguard your water feature during this season. Some tips for maintaining a backyard water feature during winter include:

  • Removing excess leaves, debris, and algae – cleaning and removing leaf litter and clumps of algae from the surface of your water feature can help reduce the likelihood of it freezing over
  • Checking and adjusting pump levels – if your water feature has a pump, make sure that it is functioning properly, and adjust the water level according to the winter weather conditions
  • Using aquatic plants – adding hardy pond plants such as cattails or water lilies can help keep water from freezing, providing a natural barrier against cold

If you need assistance with maintaining your backyard water feature during the winter, or if you want to install a custom water feature for your backyard, contact the experts at Valley Deck and Patio today.

Contact Valley Deck and Patio Today

Our professional and courteous experts can suggest updates or upgrades to an existing outdoor space to give you a comfortable winter backyard or help you design and build the perfect winter living space from scratch. Call 410.983.6261 today or contact us online.