Top 5 Timber Garden Essentials
Posted: May 17, 2018
Categories: Garden Design
Renovating a garden is a challenging task. Transforming an outdoor space from an overgrown mess of brambles, stinging nettles and weeds to a stunning display of colourful flower beds, perfectly manicured lawns and striking features is no mean feat. However, by including these five garden essentials, the process is considerably simpler (and halfway completed!).
1. A Garden Shed
Taking care of meticulously planned out borders, carefully designed lawns and quirky ornaments requires at least a few pieces of gardening equipment. Unless you want incessant complaints from your significant other, it’s probably worth investing in a proper storage solution for these tools, rather than carefully balancing them behind the back door (a disaster waiting to happen). A wooden shed is the answer.
Perfect for storing tools and children’s toys, or even acting as a tranquil spot within which to relax after a hard day’s work, every garden needs a shed. Metal and plastic are great, but there’s something quintessentially British about a traditional wooden shed. Plus, a wooden garden building will match our next garden essential brilliantly.
Every masterpiece needs a suitable frame - your garden should be no different - and wooden fencing provides just that. Ensure your garden looks polished and professional by matching the style of your plants and decor with appropriate fence panels. For example, if you live in an older property, and your outdoor space features plenty of cottage garden flowers like roses, hollyhocks, and foxgloves, traditional panels such as featheredge and picket would be best suited. Alternatively, if you prefer contemporary, minimalistic aesthetics, more modern options like our paloma fence panels may be a superior choice.
Of course, the main benefits of a solid run of garden fencing are practical. A sturdy, robust garden fence improves security and privacy. Furthermore, pressure treated panels require no maintenance, quite the opposite to hedges - the garden boundary alternative. Wouldn’t you rather take a few hours to erect a substantial fence, built to last for over 15 years without further input from you, than slave away each year pruning and trimming a (probably dying) hedge? We thought so.
Everybody knows that us Brits take any opportunity to indulge in a little alfresco dining at the slightest hint of summery weather. Rather than placing your expensive outdoor furniture on the grass - where it will, most probably, be sinking into the sodden ground caused by last night’s downpour, why not consider some decking? Durable and hard wearing, decking is the perfect place to situate a barbecue and outdoor furniture primed for entertaining family and friends.
4. Outdoor Furniture
Rattan, metal and plastic are all superb outdoor furniture options, don’t get me wrong, but there is something undoubtedly attractive and nostalgic about a set of wooden furniture; isn’t there? For instance, a simple picnic table could bring back fond memories of a childhood spent playing in the countryside, before sitting down to munch on jam sandwiches, space raiders and those little boxes of raisins for lunch.
Of course, the natural look and feel of wooden garden furniture blends in beautifully with the rest of your garden, especially if you’ve taken our advice on the previous three garden essentials.
5. Arbours, Pergolas, & Arches
Our previous four essentials are obvious, most gardens will contain similar items. But, how then, do you separate your garden from the rest? How do you take your garden from a pleasant but basic, stereotypical outdoor space, to an awe-inspiring, envy-ensuing work of art? It’s simple; just install an arbour, pergola, or an arch. Any of these incredible structures offer a certain je ne sais quoi; a hint of style, class, and personality.
An arch or pergola adorned with climbing plants beautifully marks the entrance to a garden pathway; an arbour offers a romantic, secluded spot where one can immerse oneself in a captivating novel or relax with a partner. Whichever option you choose for your garden, one thing is for certain: you’re bound to be inundated with enthusiastic questions from friends, family, and neighbours alike - ‘where did you get that?’.
There you have it, our top five timber garden essentials. What do you think of our list? Is there anything you feel we ought to have included? Let us know in the comments section below - we’d love to hear your thoughts. And, if you’re interested in any of the items above, why not contact our friendly customer service team? We’re always happy to help.