There really is nothing better than sitting in the garden and looking out over the lawn and the trees. However once the weather begins to turn cold, and in some parts of the world that can be almost three quarters of the year, sitting on the patio, especially in the evening, can sometimes be a not very pleasant experience. However, there is a way to make the patio and your garden in general a much more pleasant place to be, and that is by fitting one of the many different types of outdoor fireplaces that are now available.
One of the best looking types of outdoor fireplace is the chimenea. If you have never seen one of these it is difficult to describe what it looks like except that you can imagine a large chimney which has a small stove beneath it where the wood is burned. In short, they are strange looking pieces of equipment, and yet they really can make a patio or a part of a garden be really comfortable when the weather turns chilly since they can pump out a lot of heat. The good thing about these is that they can also be used to cook food, so they can be great for having an outdoor dinner, and can even be used to cook pizza!
If you want to go for something that has a little bit more heat it may be worth while actually building an outdoor fire pit. As the name implies this is essentially a hole in the ground, or a raised platform with a container, which can contain charcoal or wood. These really do add a rustic feel to your garden or patio, and as well as pumping out heat they can, like the chimenea, be used for cooking food, particularly the typical barbecue.
But if chopping wood is not your style then you may want to go for a more modern form of outdoor heating, and there really is nothing better than a portable propane heater. All that you need to do is flip the switch and within a matter of seconds your patio will begin to feel the benefit of the heat. Some of these portable gas heaters can even use natural gas, which means you just have to run a pipe from the house and you’re ready to go.
As you can see, there are many ways of adding a bit of heat to your patio or garden once the weather begins to get chilly. So don’t sit there and shiver, take a look at some of the ways of putting some heat onto your patio and start to enjoy your garden again even when the weather is not particularly summery.