Garden Seat – Create a Nook for Yourself in Your Garden
Very few of us are lucky enough to relax in our own gardens at home. If you are one such person, then the perfect garden seating will perfect your experience. A good garden seat is one that fits in perfectly with the landscaping of your green space. It should be comfortable to spend time on and should be of a material that does not succumb to the weather and surroundings in which it is placed.
There are a range of materials you can consider for your garden seat. Wood, rock, granite, concrete marble and wrought iron are just some of the popular and durable materials around. These of course are the basics, but if you are looking for something really unique, then your choice of materials will depend on the design you have in mind. For example, an ornate wooden bench will have to be made with cypress, or mahogany, or even teak and cedar. Maintenance though will be high here.
You could also opt to create something from stronger materials, like granite or marble, and this will give you a seat that will last a life time. They can be pretty hard surfaces to sit on though and adding in a few cushions will definitely make things easier for you and brighten up the space as well. Plastic seating options are also available, but when placed in a garden, they tend to look like they are a complete misfit. On the other hand, they make the perfect make-shift furniture when you need seating space on short notice. They are also very easy to maintain. The overall look of your garden is also something that you should concentrate on.
A lot of garden seating can also be made from wrought iron, if you are ready for the level of maintenance they require. Since they are placed out in the open, they can be prone to rust. That being said, there are a lot of finishes today that help prevent rusting in the short term. You can choose from seating options that are linear or those that are more elaborate in their design. For low maintenance seating, there is nothing to beat seats made of stone. All you need to do is occasionally brush off the dust that settles on it.
Your garden seat does not have to be restricted to being one that is permanently fixed. You could also consider including a garden swing seat. This is a seat that works beautifully in any kind of landscaping in the garden. It’s a fun way of adding to the seating structure you have in your little oasis. Such a seat can be wooden, metal, rope sets, single, love-seat styled and much more. One of the most classic designs in a swing seat for the garden is the country style one made of wooden slats; add to it some brightly colored garden seat cushions and you have a lovely place to relax.
One thing most people don’t consider when positioning their seating is the greenery immediately around the seat. At times, it may require some pruning and trimming, and this can best be done with a rolling garden seat that allows you to be mobile all over your garden, yet does not strain your back or knees when you are working on a part of your garden.
Plan your garden seat setup keeping in mind the kind of landscaping you have, the level of maintenance you are willing to take on and your comfort needs. By including these points, you will have a spot in your garden that you will love to retreat to at any time of the day.