// How to Create a Year-Round Backyard Oasis for Every Season


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If you really think about it, your backyard is more than just an outdoor space—it's an extension of your home, a place where you can relax, entertain, and connect with nature throughout the year. But is it really throughout the year? For the average family, they usually hangs around outside only in the summer months, at least in their own garden. 

Usually, that’s it since spring and Autumn are too wet, and winter is just too cold. While sure, staying indoors can be nice, especially if your house smells great and it’s just cozy overall, but your backyard deserves some love, too. 

Besides, when it comes to the seasons, it doesn’t only need to be solely in the summer months. You have a gorgeous outdoor space that deserves some love. So, with a little creativity and planning, you can transform your backyard into a versatile oasis that's perfectly usable for every season. But how? Well, here’s what you need to know! 

Try to Design for All Seasons

Chances are high that your backyard is only designed for summer use and no season beyond that. So, when planning your backyard layout, consider how you can design a space that's functional and inviting year-round. Ideally, you’re going to want to go a little extra when it comes to this. So try to incorporate features such as a patio or deck for outdoor dining and entertaining, a fire pit or outdoor fireplace for warmth and ambiance in cooler months (this is perfect for really getting yourself outside in the colder months, too), and ample green space for gardening, play, and relaxation (you get the picture). 

You really do need to go a bit extra to make a difference since this is usually the only reason why people don’t spend enough time in their backyard. So, just by creating a well-balanced layout that accommodates various activities and weather conditions, you can enjoy your backyard throughout the year.

Think About Weather Proof Materials

Do you want to go outside, but it just rains too much? Well, if you have anything outside, they need to be able to handle the elements. So, with that said, selecting the right materials for your outdoor furniture, fixtures, and landscaping elements is essential for ensuring durability and longevity in all seasons. 

It’s going to massively help if you just go ahead and opt for weather-resistance materials such as teak, cedar, or powder-coated metal for outdoor furniture, too. Also, it’s not just the exposure to weather, but the temperature fluctuations too. 

Is There a Sheltered Area?

This goes back to the weather from earlier. So, do you only go outside to your backyard when the weather is good enough? Because it is definitely possible to enjoy the outdoors, even in bad weather. It’s just more about having a good shelter for your backyard. 

You might want to consider adding features such as pergolas, gazebos, or awnings to provide shade from the sun during the summer months and shelter from rain or snow during the colder seasons. You can also incorporate outdoor curtains, retractable screens, or weatherproof furniture covers to create additional privacy and protection as needed.