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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?

The 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 finish.
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 bolt assembly.
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 online.

When 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 20 pounds.

There 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.

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