Tips for choosing the right garden furniture

Tips for choosing the right garden furniture

Your patio and garden areas are important parts of your home, where you can relax and entertain family and friends. In order to make this space as welcoming as possible, it is important to select the right garden furniture which will suit your needs. Here are some tips to consider when selecting garden furniture. Think […]

Your patio and garden areas are important parts of your home, where you can relax and entertain family and friends. In order to make this space as welcoming as possible, it is important to select the right garden furniture which will suit your needs. Here are some tips to consider when selecting garden furniture.

Think about the purpose of your garden furniture:

Before you purchase your garden furniture, you need to think about how exactly you intend to use your space. Do you usually have large groups of people over or do you usually have small dinners where you lounge around? Whatever the primary use, there is a full range of garden furniture to meet your needs. Your choices include sofas and hammocks for lazy afternoons, individual bar stools, and full-size dining tables with matching chairs.

Look at the colour:

Garden furniture doesn’t have to be limited to natural colours only. You can also go for colourful finishes and you can use cushions and accent pieces with bold splashes of colour. Get creative and use colour to add life to your garden furniture.

Consider space:

It is important to take into account, the size of your outdoor space when choosing garden furniture. Measure your available and space and keep those measurements with you when looking at furniture. You need to be able to fit everything in comfortably, with enough room for people to move around freely. If you have a very large garden, smaller garden furniture will look out of place, so keep this in mind as well. For medium-sized spaces, you can mix one large piece with smaller seating options to give you flexibility.

The durability of garden furniture:

It’s important to choose garden furniture which is going to last you many years and is easy to maintain. Look for furniture which is made from high quality materials, is fade-resistant and look for cushions in all-weather fabrics. It is worth spending more money if you are going to invest in garden furniture to give you minimum worry and years of enjoyment.

Take a seat before you buy:

Before you purchase your garden furniture, literally take a seat! Comfortable garden furniture, just like interior furniture, will be used regularly as opposed to uninviting garden furniture, which might have good looks but not-so-good comfort.

Reflect your home’s overall style:

Consider your home’s architecture and overall style, and select patio furniture which fits in with that. Strive for consistency and harmony when choosing your pieces.

Garden furniture from Waterplant:

Have a look at our amazing range or garden and patio furniture which will allow you to relax and entertain in your own garden with a sense of comfort and pride.

DIY garden décor ideas

DIY garden décor ideas

With all the amazing garden décor available from Water Plant, there are so many ways to decorate your garden. However, what about adding to your garden with a little DIY garden décor? These garden décor ideas can be done using rocks and stones, so read on for some simple DIY ideas! Stepping stones Add some […]

With all the amazing garden décor available from Water Plant, there are so many ways to decorate your garden. However, what about adding to your garden with a little DIY garden décor? These garden décor ideas can be done using rocks and stones, so read on for some simple DIY ideas!

Stepping stones

Add some stepping stones to your garden by simply collecting a whole lot of stones and arranging them in all sorts of cute patterns. Stepping stones are a great form of garden décor which really adds some life and direction to your garden. You can then further brighten them up by painting the stones with bright colours. This is your chance to show off your artistic skills!

DIY bird feeders

Add a personal touch to your garden with DIY bird feeders, made from all sorts of materials such as plastic bottles, tin cans and even milk cartons! Bird feeders are a great form of garden décor, allowing you to enjoy bird life at its best.

Stone garden benches

Garden benches are a popular and necessary part of garden décor, providing both a decorative and functional element to your garden. Even though there are all sorts of fabulous garden benches to choose from at Water Plant, you can also get creative by adding some of your own DIY garden benches, made from regular stones and held together by wire. Add some throw pillows and soon you will have yourself your very own DIY garden bench!

Getting creative with painted rocks

Who knew that so much could be done with regular garden rocks and colourful paint? Add to your garden décor by using rocks to create cute little garden ornaments which can be placed all over the garden. For example, you could create your own garden caterpillar by using rocks as the caterpillar’s body, painting a face onto the rock in front. You could also create cute little garden markers which mark what you are planting. The colour will really add a touch of playfulness and personal touch to your garden.

No matter how you choose to decorate your garden, combining DIY garden décor ideas with high quality garden décor from Water Plant will really have your garden looking interesting and visually appealing! Using these natural elements is a lot of fun and requires hardly any maintenance.

So go ahead and show everyone how creative you are with your very own DIY garden décor. Also, don’t forget to have a look at our wide range of garden décor in order to help create your dream garden.

Tips for maintaining sprinkler systems all-year ‘round

Tips for maintaining sprinkler systems all-year ‘round

With spring just around the corner, you may be thinking of doing some maintenance checks for your sprinkler systems, as you will want to have all irrigation system components up and running for the summer months. However, it is important to remember that sprinkler system maintenance is important throughout the year, as otherwise you will […]

sprinklerWith spring just around the corner, you may be thinking of doing some maintenance checks for your sprinkler systems, as you will want to have all irrigation system components up and running for the summer months. However, it is important to remember that sprinkler system maintenance is important throughout the year, as otherwise you will find yourself wasting water and having problems with the upkeep of your lawn or landscape. In this article, we look at some tips for maintaining automatic sprinkler systems throughout the year.

Visual inspection of sprinkler systems

A visual inspection of sprinkler systems, particularly in the spring months, can help identify a lot of potential problems. In order to perform a proper visual inspection of your sprinkler system, you should turn it on, allowing each zone to run a short cycle. A visual inspection will help you detect problems such as sprinkler heads not opening properly; broken, clogged, and misaligned heads; broken pipes; and inadequate water pressure. These sprinkler system problems are caused by regular wear and tear, and are generally not difficult to fix. Some problems, such as cleaning out sprinkler heads, can be done by yourself, but more complex problems such as water pressure should be handled by a professional.

Measure use

As part of your sprinkler system maintenance, you should measure your sprinkler’s water use by using a watering gauge or even a tin can!

Sprinkler systems in the summer months

As mentioned before, it is importance to maintain sprinkler systems all year ‘round. When summer arrives, you want your sprinkler system to be in good shape. However, don’t forget to do maintenance checks during the summer months as well, and most importantly, keep track of rainfall and heat patterns so that you can tell which zones need more or less water. It is very important to make adjustments which depend on these factors, as it will ensure that your lawn is adequately watered.

Winterizing your sprinkler system

When winter approaches, it is often necessary to winterize your sprinkler system. This is achieved by blowing all of the water out of the system with an air compressor. Even if your sprinkler system includes drains, blowing them out will be beneficial as any residual water has the potential to freeze, expand, and crack the system’s pipes and fittings.

Irrigation sprinklers and systems from Water Plant

Maintaining a fully efficient irrigation system in your garden is important if you want to save water and achieve a beautiful, lush lawn. At Water Plant, we sell a range of irrigation sprinklers, and other parts and accessories which are vital for maintaining quality sprinkler systems.

Follow these tips and enjoy a beautiful garden all year round!