Using Your Pop Up Gazebo & Parasol During Winter

The weather may not permit it all the time, but you can you still make use of your pop up gazebo or parasol during winter. Whilst windy and rainy days should be avoided, they can be very useful on milder, drizzly days in allowing you to use your garden, despite the less favourable weather. Below are some ways you can use your garden shelter during the colder months, whether that be for DIY or just getting some fresh air.

Create a Sheltered Seating Area

On those sunny and slightly warmer winter days, you can use your parasol or pop up gazebo as a shelter for a seating area. While working from home, you could pop it up and use it to enjoy an al fresco lunch and get your dose of fresh air. Enjoying a tea or coffee in the morning air can also be a great way to start your day, waking up your body and mind by giving you a boost of oxygenated energy.

Parasol over seating area

Use Your Pop Up Gazebo as a DIY Shelter

With a lot of us spending more time at home during the pandemic, many people have taken to updating indoor spaces and carrying out general improvements. Why not create a DIY station outside and use your pop up gazebo as a shelter, just in case there’s a sudden spell of drizzle. Sawing and drilling can create quite a bit of mess, so doing this outside will minimise your clean up time and save you breathing in any excess dust created.

Have a Winter BBQ

Having a BBQ is normally reserved for the summer months, but you can actually have one whenever you want, providing that it’s not raining. You could set up your BBQ preparation station under your parasol or gazebo, but make sure that your BBQ is placed outside of the shelter to prevent it catching on fire. This will bring you the warm feeling of summer on those cold days when you need a little mood booster.

BBQ with food cooking

Use a Pop Up Gazebo to Store Furniture & Decor

Rearranging furniture and décor can be tricky when you don’t have the space to experiment and test different layouts with the pieces still in the room itself. Using a gazebo as overhead cover and tarp as flooring to prevent any water from the ground coming into contact with your possessions, you can create a temporary storage area for your larger pieces, giving you the freedom to try out different arrangements.

Caring For Your Parasol & Pop Up Gazebo in Winter

To get the most out of your parasol or pop up gazebo, you should always ensure that proper care is taken when using it. While they make excellent temporary shelters, they should not be kept up without supervision or during adverse weather conditions such as rain and wind. They can withstand a light drizzle and slight breeze, but if the rain is too heavy and the wind is too strong, it could cause the shelter to break and potentially fly away on really windy days. When you take your shelter down, you should also clean and dry it to prevent any mould and water damage.

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