Beautify Your Lawn with a Garden Bench
If you have a garden on your property, or perhaps just a large
back yard, it's a good idea to have a place to sit down and
enjoy the scenery or the kids. For example, some people
have a garden pond, complete with fish and flowers and maybe
even a fountain. This is a great place to relax, but
only if you have somewhere to sit. On the other hand,
some parents just like to be outside with the kids as they're
playing, either to watch them or to spend quality time with
them. In either case, it's helpful to have a nice place
to sit. And a good choice for this is a garden bench.
From this bench, you can watch the children, feed the fish
or birds, read or just relax to the music on your .mp3 player.
But is a garden bench really affordable?
answer is "Yes." You can usually buy a good
quality bench for anywhere from $100 to $500, depending
on the style you get and where you buy it. There are a lot
of different kinds available. Some will have curved seats
with contoured backs. These are not just good to look at,
but are quite comfortable. Others are more for appearance
than comfort. As you're shopping for your garden bench,
remember the following suggestions:
1) If the bench is primarily, make sure it has a sanded
2) It's important if you have kids running around the yard
or garden that you get a bench with rounded edges so the
little ones won't injure themselves.
3) If possible, try to find a bench that has a dowel-and-connector
4) Most people agree that benches that have zinc plated
hardware are superior to those which don't.
5) As a nice alternative think about getting a Japanese
Garden bench. You can find these at most good gardening
centers, nurseries, home improvement stores, as well as
you're shopping, you'll probably find benches that are completely
assembled, as well as those where some assembly will be
required. The normal size is 55 by 23 by 35 inches (although
other sizes are available). You can expect it to weigh about
are any number of uses for your new bench. In addition to
the garden or backyard, you might also place one on your
patio. Or if you have a rose garden with winding trails,
consider putting a bench along the trail so you have a nice
peaceful place to rest. and on the Internet.