Spotlight on Garden Timber

by scott douglas

We have now passed the meteorological first day of Spring here in the UK, and your thoughts are likely turning towards Relaxing in your Outdoor Space basked in Warm Sunshine.

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Your Garden has endured another UK Winter and maybe look a little tired and in need of some Love and Attention.

Maybe, you are planning a Landscaping Project in your Garden, or things need a Refresh.

Popular Landscaping Projects include

  • Garden Decking

  • Raised Beds

  • Fencing

  • Timber Retaining Walls

  • Flower Beds

  • Pergolas

  • Edging

  • Children's Play Areas

  • Garden Furniture

Let's take a look at some of these Popular Landscaping Methods

Garden Decking

Garden Decking is a Popular Choice for gardens up and down the UK.

Timber Decking Planks are popular Landscaping Products and is the perfect solution to creating an extension from Indoor Space to Outdoor Space.

Pressure Treated Wood Decking can be laid almost anywhere, whether you are creating a simple Seating or Dining Area, or using Timber around a Pond, Pool, Summerhouse or Home Office.

The Timbers used for Decking Boards, and the variety of Length and Size means it is easy to use and create your Landscaping Vision.

Wood Decking is simple and quick to install and will transform any Outdoor Project.

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Timber Retaining Walls

A Timber Retaining Wall is the perfect solution to give your Garden some Depth.

The most popular products used to create a Timber Retaining Wall include Green Sleepers or Scaffold Boards.

If you have a Sloping Garden, installing a Retaining Wall and Steps will change the Shape of your Garden, and it will feel more levelled and flat.

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Raised Beds

Garden Sleepers are also ideal for creating Raised Beds.

New Sleepers tend to be manufactured from Softwood and come in various Lengths.

Softwood is very easy to work with and can be cut into a custom length and Shape without Specialist Tools.

The most common use for a Raised Bed in the Garden is to create an area to grow Vegetables.

Using the same installation method, why not build a Sandpit for the children or a Garden Feature such as a Pond or Water Feature.

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Fencing

Your Fencing has probably taken the Brunt of the UK Winter Storms in 2022.

You may be looking at installing a New Fence using Pressure Treated Fence Posts and Panels, or be a bit more adventurous and decide on other Timbers such as Scaffold Boards, Railway Sleepers or Decking.

It's always a good idea to check in with anyone on the other side of your Fence to keep the peace and ensure your Fence Project does not infringe on their Garden.

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These are just a few ideas for using Timber in your Garden.

Timber Materials are fantastic for the Garden and can be easily adapted to your Landscaping needs.

Timbers are attractive and tactile, and because it is a Natural Material will quickly blend into any Outdoor Site.

Each piece of wood is Unique with Natural Markings and will age gracefully, adding Character and will be an Attractive Feature in your Garden.

Whether Softwood or Hardwood, Timber is incredibly Versatile and easy to install.

Timber is still cost-effective. Having seen some Volatility during 2020 and 2021, Timber Prices have stabilised and using Timbers in your Garden remains a Cost-Effective Solution to your Landscaping needs.

  • Durable and Adaptable

  • Long-Lasting

  • Easy to Maintain

  • Natural Materials

  • Easy to Use

  • Cost-Effective

  • Renewable Material

  • Attractive and Tactile

Your Landscaping Project

One big question is always Timing?

Is there an optimal time to start Landscaping using Timbers?

The construction of your New Garden is really up to you.

The Winter Months may be better as your Plants will not be Growing, but the Soil may not be in an ideal condition to work on, and then there's the unexpected downtime caused by our Weather.

The Summer Months will mean your Plants and Shrubs are in Bloom, which may give you a clearer picture if you are looking at Designing your Garden around some of your Key Features.

Using Timbers in your Garden means whatever you decide, you will have many years of a Low Maintenance Garden, which is Functional and Stunning, for your Family and Friends to Enjoy.

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