Transforming Your Backyard Ruts With Garden Bridges
Or you might just be sick and tired of the muddy tracks left on your floor after your children ran through that rut in the backyard. Regardless what reason you have why the ruts annoy you, adding garden bridges can transform the rut into a mini outdoor gateway, and all it takes is a little planning and an additional expense.
To begin the conversion, you should first figure out your options for filling the rut. Consider materials such as sand, gravel, or large stones. There is no need to fill the rut and seed it with grass, instead, add rocks or sand that will simulate a creek bed, without the water. You will also need to estimate the amount of filler necessary, as well as measure the area to help you decide an approximate volume of filler. Once you’ve calculated the volume, then check out the prices and select which option would best fit your budget.
If you are not looking to spend a huge amount, try checking with construction sites around your area. This way, you may be able to obtain some materials for free. Builders sometimes excavate rocks on construction sites, and they may be willing to give you some of it for free or arrange to take it off their hands.
Before you start shopping around for garden bridges, make sure that you also take the time to measure the “banks” of your “creek”. Compare the measurements with the length of the finished bridge, which can be found on the product specifications. Once that is out of the way, assemble and install your bridge according to the instruction manual.
To further enhance the appearance, add plants and flowers to the scene. Garden bridges look even more beautiful when color and life surrounds them. Plan some finishing touches to add finesse to the transformation of your back yard ruts, by planting flowers in pots and placing them at the corners of the bridge. If the bridge has railings, you can also hang window boxes on them. Planting a tree or flowers to the side, or any other interesting ground cover along the sides of the rut is also a good idea. A patio set can even be placed on the far side of the bridge.
Once this is all said and done, back yard ruts no longer has to annoy you. To transform yours, just simply fill in the rut. For a more economical option, however, remember to check at your local construction sites and inquire if the contractors have any rocks they can get rid of. Remember to shop around for the specific styles and designs of garden bridges that fit your taste. Make sure to check the lengths of the bridge to ensure perfect fitting and avoid any complications. Also, once the bridge has been installed, add details to liven up the spot by growing plants and flowers near the bridge. The use of outdoor furniture creates a new spot for a family to relax together. So what are you waiting for, enjoy the transformation of that old trouble spot into your mini getaway.
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