For many people, a garden is so much more than an amiably landscaped piece of land in the backyard. Barbecuing with the family on the patio on hot summer days, or enjoying the crickets and the starry sky with a glass of red wine in a pleasant company. A privilege reserved only to people with gardens.
Still, in order to fully enjoy the comfort and all those unique outdoor moments, you’ll need to furnish your garden with furniture and fixtures that live in harmony with the natural setting. Get rid of those ghastly plastic stacked chairs and read these tips on how to equip your garden for the complete comfort and outdoor feel. Your garden should reflect the peace and serenity of the earth and plants, becoming a place where your family wants to spend most of their time. In order to achieve that you have to encourage the natural setting by investing in nature-friendly furniture.
A garden that is connected to the roots of Earth must be free of all plastic, nylon and synthetic materials. At some point in time that was nearly impossible, but the people’s consciousness is changing and there is a growing demand for so called green products that are made with natural materials, materials that can be recycled or recycled natural materials. What is more, there are suppliers that specialize in eco-friendly furniture and garden fixtures.
One of the key features of eco-friendly materials is that they are long-lasting. You should keep this on mind when looking for outdoor furniture. Furniture is made of wood, which is a renewable material. If you need to replace your garden set every four years due to the sunlight and mold, more trees need to be cut in order to make a new set of furniture. And, after all, why would you buy new garden set every three years?
Natural materials have their expiry date, of course, but you can do many things to extend its life and the unique beauty of every piece. The safest thing you can do is to find an indoor storage for your furniture during the winter months or rainy season. In a recent conversation with the people behind Wintons Teak, I learned that hardwood like teak that is more prone to discoloration can be protected with decorative tailored covers in order to reduce the direct sunlight.
Decorating your garden with environmentally-friendly options you are not only helping to protect the environment. Furniture made of re-used materials comes in many forms and some of the designs are truly unique and creative. Designers and artists have made wonders, drawing inspiration from nature to find a new purpose and function for materials that were meant for other applications. If you have a vivid imagination, you’ll find it easily to turn some of the household items that have lost their purpose into garden fixtures, giving them a new life outdoors and bringing more of a personal touch to your garden.
Outdoor lighting can really bring a serene and intimate atmosphere in the garden evenings. There are many eco-friendly solutions in this area as well. Home and garden suppliers offer a wide selection of traditional style lanterns and lamps. Even those energy-efficient bulbs aren’t just saving energy but they last longer that the regular ones.