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Planning The Barbecue Area And Built-in Seats

Planning The Barbecue Area And Built-in Seats

There are many ways in which built-in seats can be used in the garden, apart from alongside a barbecue, and they can often double up for other purposes. Walls for raised beds or surrounding pools make a perfect perch.

Integral timber seats are an obvious choice for framing the edge of timber decking, or for surrounding a raised planter. Wooden or metal seats around a tree can form a charming focal point, providing somewhere to pause in the shade of overhanging foliage. You can buy off-the-peg design in wood, but they all tend to look pretty similar, so why not build your own?

Choosing Furniture For Your Outdoor Space

Choosing Furniture For Your Outdoor Space

Whether it’s a pool, deck, patio, natural landscape, or a simple backyard, it’s important to choose low maintenance furniture that can withstand varying weather conditions and everyday use.

Furniture placed outside is not limited to benches, gazebos, and reclining pool chairs. The exterior becomes another essential area that needs design, style and comfort. The trend these days is the use of popular sectional patio furniture. Some homeowners worry about the maintenance when they consider buying these cushioned seats. Varying weather conditions and overexposure to sunlight may soon wear out these outdoor couches.

Making Small Structures In The Garden

Making Small Structures In The Garden

Pergolas, arbors, gazebos and other small structures open to the air provide pleasant places for shelter or simply to sit in and enjoy the view of your garden. They can also provide interesting and attractive focal points in the garden.

It is important to make sure all these structures are generously proportioned but not too large or grandiose for the size and style of garden you are creating, otherwise they will be overbearing and detract from the beauty of the garden itself.

Improve Your Garden Privacy With Fencing

Improve Your Garden Privacy With Fencing

Fencing can improve your garden privacy and keep good neighborly relationships at the same time. Privacy is a big issue these days with social media making us more open every day, but we still want to maintain our privacy at home. While there is no guarantee that this is so, proper fencing can help improve your home privacy, security, and provide a pleasant living environment.

1. Cut off the cut through. Sometimes, especially in neighborhoods without fenced in yards, people can walk freely cutting through property lines rather than sticking to sidewalks or roadways. By fencing in your yard this makes it less accessible for those wandering by.