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Garden Inspiration for Summer

Do you need some garden inspiration for this summer?

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Do you want your garden to be a place that you can relax in? We have given a few tips on some simple things that you can do to transform your garden.

  • The first thing to do is make a sketch of how you want your garden to look. Do you want to section off areas with screens to create a private area in your garden? You can grow flowers up the side of your screens to add colour, such as roses, honey suckle or clematis. There is also a wide range of wooden fencing from standard fence boards or decorative panels that can transform your garden and make it look beautiful and give you the privacy from your neighbours.
  • Do you prefer a low maintenance garden with a large decking area to sit out on a hot Summer’s day? Decking can be the ideal centre piece for your garden. Handrails around your decking with spindles around the area create a balustrade that finishes off your decking area perfectly. Anti-slip or composite decking is the perfect solution for steps to prevent your decking getting slippery when wet. An outdoor table and chairs or sun loungers will sit perfectly on your decking area.
  • Sleepers are ideal to make raised beds for growing vegetables in or for growing flowers in and can be painted which can add colour to your garden.  Using sleepers instead of block or retaining walls is a cheaper alternative and creates an attractive border for your garden. When creating borders plan this out, by doing a scale drawing to ensure you are making the individual areas that you want in your garden. Modern Sleepers are generally available as softwood treated sleepers or European oak sleepers.
  • Wooden pallets on a wall are a great way of storing herbs or flowers. Or turn your wooden pallets into tables or a garden sofa and add decorative cushions. Creating a bar out of pallets or scaffold boards is a great way to smarten your garden up and have a focal point for entertaining.

Think of an area of your garden as another room in your house where you can eat, drink and enjoy your time.

All of these materials are readily available at Bennetts Timber. Please call us 01472 350151 or 01652 658082 for more information. 

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