By Paul Graham
A good way to start the morning is to have a nice walk
appreciating the wonders of nature around us. Do you ever
imagine having your own little paradise just right outside
backyard? Smelling rows of fresh flowers and enjoy seeing
colorful fishes in your very own pond or lagoon. Maybe all of
us want to have a getaway to shun off the noise of the buzzing
city life. Consider a garden bridge to accentuate your
sanctuary and create a focal point to your blooming garden.
Garden bridges are gaining popularity among gardens. Bridges
are often placed over a small stream, pond or even over rough
terrain. It is the perfect touch for an exquisitely made
landscape whatever the setting may be.
1. Personalize Your Garden
Garden bridges bring out your creative self. These accents
a more personalized touch in your garden revealing your true
character and personality. It also reflects your own personal
taste and style, thus, your garden has too its own character.
All the choices and decisions you made in styling your garden,
even the visual impression are yours. Having a garden bridge
a backyard is an influence of the Far East. Serene locations
often used for rejuvenation and meditation. Therefore, a good
way to stay connected in the privacy of your home while
rejuvenating and meditating is to create your own quiet place
in your backyard. Garden bridges give serenity to the entire
garden. It evokes peaceful feelings and clear dispositions.
2. Bridge Selections
Garden bridges are made of either wood or steel - wood is most
popular because it gives an elegant and traditional style.
There are three popularly chosen woods used for building these
bridges: cedar, pine and redwood. They are unique in their
features and has a particular desirable characteristics.
Galvanized steel garden bridges are also fast gaining
popularity because of the high quality materials used for
strength, stability and longevity.
Buyers of cedar bridges may be attracted to the timeless
natural beauty of this light-colored wood. It is very good for
any outdoor furnishing because it resists mold, decay and
mildew and repels insects. The two popular types of cedar are
the western red and white cedar. Though both have similar
qualities, the western red celar may last long than the white
ones due to lower levels of natural acid which preserve the
cedar. Cedar wood ages well because it does not have the
tendency to splinter.
his type of wood is prone to rot if not pressure-treated.
Before building the bridge, make sure that the wood is painted
or stained and sealed to extend their life line. Its
natural color responds well to staining.
Having a durable redwood garden bridge makes for additional
style and elegance in your backyard. Redwood stands well
against the elements and resist rotting. Lack of maintenance
and prolonged exposure stole the vibrancy of its color. But
this can be easily restored by using a colored sealer.
3. Starting With Your Garden Bridge
- Online sites of Garden Bridges provide you with the best
choices, great deals and valuable information to help you
- Different series and style are available for you to choose
from. Make sure you have already an idea on paper like a
drawing of your dream bridge.
- You can base and compare the style available from the look
you want like:
4. Villa Style
- Rustic, country look
- Colonial, medieval design
- Pathway Bridge looks like a pedestrian bridge more in tune
Japanese style garden bridges used for zen meditation. They
this the Water Garden Series
- Romantic style bridges
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