Do you want to make your garden and yard more appealing places to spend time in? If so, you should consider adding more wood or timber features to these areas of your home. Today, homeowners have a wide range of teak, pine, oak and other types of wooden and timber features to choose from. Below are some of the most effective ways to make your garden and yard more appealing using wood and timber products.
Structures and Surrounds | A wide range of sturdy and attractive looking structures and surrounds are available that will give your garden and yard a much more distinctive and natural look. Railway sleepers, pergolas, arbours, patio decking, wooden arches and fencing are just some of the wood based features that will transform any garden or yard.
Storage | Functional features in your garden don’t have to be boring. For instance, log storage units, sheds and tool storage facilities are often made from different types of wood and are the perfect solution in a garden where you want to have as many wood features as possible.
Planters | Many different materials such as plastic based containers can be used to house plants and flowers in your garden. However, trellis planters, tiered planters and other types of planters that are also manufactured using wood blend in much better in a garden, especially if it has a more natural appearance.
Seating and Furniture | When you’re in your garden or you’re spending time in your yard, you want to feel relaxed, so it makes sense to invest in seating, tables and other wooden furniture that’s sturdy and comfortable. However, before you make your final decision about what furniture to buy for your garden or yard, make sure it matches the surroundings in your garden and is sturdy enough to withstand the punishment that outdoor furniture often has to endure when weather conditions are not so favorable.
Composters | Composting has become a popular activity in many homes and the composters used are normally situated outside a home in the garden or yard of that home. Some composters look out of place in a garden or yard. Thankfully, there a many compost bins available made out of wood that blend in perfectly into their surroundings. In other situations, you may have a plastic-based composter, but you can purchase wooden surrounds that once again allows your composter to blend in with its environment.
Carved Wooden Garden Sculptures | If you really want to push the boat out and make your garden or yard truly unique, you could add a carved wooden garden sculpture. Animals, mythical figures and eye-catching designs are just some of the wooden sculptures you can add that will set your garden or yard apart from other gardens or yards.
Introducing wood and timber features into your garden and yard has the potential to transform the outside area of your home. The features above will make these areas of your home more welcoming and more comfortable and ensure that you and others will want to spend more of your time outside your home when the weather permits you to do so.
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