List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
Park Benches - Making the Right Choice
When most people hear the words, "park bench", they envision one of two things - someone sitting at the local park feeding the pigeons or Forest Gump. No matter what your mind conjures up, park benches have been popular for a long time and will continue to be a place where people can sit down and relax while visiting the park or zoo.
Typically, park benches are made from wood or concrete simply because they are sturdy, durable, and look nice. However, manufacturers are coming up with new designs all the time that are functional, comfortable, and affordable. As more and more parks are trying to do things to clean up and enhance the beauty of the park, they are swapping out the older model park benches for something more appealing.
Keep in mind that while park benches are most commonly used in parks and zoos, they are also used at bus stops, hospitals, schools, shopping malls, golf courses, corporations, rental properties, associations and so on.
One option that is considered for these locations is the pre-cast concrete park bench. Not only is this type of park bench near impossible to damage but is also resistant to decay, and it can easily withstand the outside elements. With this new design of park bench, the number of replacements has gone way down. In addition, the pre-cast concrete bench looks really nice and modern while retaining some of the traditional style we have all come to expect out of a park bench.
Another popular type of park bench is the teak bench. With this type of park bench, you will find nice variety of styles from which to choose. Teak has long been heralded as the premium wood for outdoor furniture as it has abilities to withstand the elements while maintaining its beauty. While the initial cost of teak park benches is higher than some other park bench styles, it is definitely worth considering as a long-term investment. Teak has an average lifespan of around 75 years and requires little maintenance and ages beautifully to a silver gray patina.
With the wide variety of options available, concrete and teak park benches are the preferred choice due to their durability, beauty and low-maintenance features. So when you are walking around your local park or zoo, do not think just about Forest Gump sitting on the park bench. Think about how nice it is to sit down, enjoy the scenery and relax for a while.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites offering product and information about park benches, teak benches and other styles for indoors and well as outdoors. Visit http://www.SimplyBenches.com for ways you can buy and know more about decorating your home and garden in style.
Starting a Shade Garden...
The shade garden can be exploding with color and texture. No matter how much shade is in your landscape, the right flowers, plants, bushes and bulbs will grow in this area when given a chance.
Taming Your Outdoors
Slapping yourself silly trying to keep mosquitoes from biting you? Besides causing irritating itching bites, mosquitoes can also carry and transmit several diseases including the West Nile Virus. Although you cannot get rid of every mosquito, there are many ways to protect yourself and those around you.
Iris Flowers Remind Me Of Mom!
Iris flowers always bring memories of mom to mind. Let me share with you three reasons why.
Unique Flowers make a memorable gift!
Think "outside of the box" when sending your next floral gift! The possibilities are endless! Floral Design is an art and florists can customize a masterpiece of flowers!Many florists put a sampling of arrangements on their websites for you to see, but don't feel confined to the photos! The most impressive arrangements are of an "original" design.Ask the florist about any "specialty" flowers they may have in stock.
Flowers That Beautify Your Home and Garden
To help gardeners choose flowers, various systems for rating hardiness have been developed. A plant is considered hardy in a region if it can grow and thrive there without requiring special protective measures such as insulating with straw mulch.
Wooden You Like to Know? A Primer to Wood Outdoor Furnishings
To many people, wood is the quintessential building material for furniture, both indoor and out. There's a wooden furniture form to suit every budget and décor -- from rustic twig loveseats to classis cedar Adirondack chairs to sophisticated teak tables and benches.
Layer Your Plantings
Part three in a seriesIn our last article, we helped you layout your new landscape. In this article we'll explore which plants to put where and what makes an effective landscape.
When most people think of landscaping, they think of a beautifully decorated front yard. But what about the back? There are many reasons why you should consider backyard landscaping, if you have not already.
Wind Chimes Go Great With Gardening
What could be more relaxing than gardening on a nice summer morning? Listening to your wind chime while you garden! Wind chimes are not only fun to look at but they add much more to your garden then just visual appeal.Wind chimes have tones and vibrations that soothe and calm the mind helping to release all your stress.
How to Grow Basil
Today there are sprays, scented candles, plug-ins, and even discs that promise to freshen your air by putting a variety of aromas into your home. However, when you know how to grow basil, you can have enough variety of fragrance to package your own potpourri! The most commonly grown basil is the annual, ocimum basilicum that carries a minty fragrance that smells like? well, it smells like sweet basil.
Gardening - An Expression
Give the same plants to several people, you will see several arrangements. Each one distinct and different, yet, using the same plants.
Laying Out Your Landscape Part Two
Part Two in a SeriesOnce you have your landscape design on paper, now it's time to transfer it to the actual location where you will be planting your plants. You will need a couple of tools in order to accomplish this.
The Amazing Hummingbird
Without a doubt, hummingbirds are beautiful and interesting creatures.Those living in the wild usually have a lifespan of 3 to 5 years.
A Few Simple Facts About Purple Martins
Purple Martins are the largest member of the swallow family. However, in flight their wings are more triangular than other swallows.
Getting Started with Garden and Patio Design
The art of managing outdoor space Designing a patio - or a garden, is much like designing a living room or a park. It's all about space, and how you use it.
Patio Accessories - Complete The Great Outdoors
Patio accessories can range from small to large and of all types of materials and styles depending on your garden décor. Outdoor entertaining on the patio or backyard has skyrocketed in the last few years as people are treating their patios as outdoor rooms.
Escape to Sunny Mexico - at Home!
Can't get away for a southern vacation this year? Don't despair -- plan a sunny Mexican style refresher for your patio décor and enjoy the festive atmosphere of a hacienda at home this summer.As with every other decorating style, Mexican décor has its own basic elements.
The Tools of Rose Gardening
Like any job you tackle, it's always easier if you have the right tools. Before heading out to your rose garden, make sure you arm yourself with these basic rose gardening tools.
Tillandsia Airplants - Dont Plant These Plants!
Watch out, it's a tillandsia! Have no fear, I said "Tillandsia," not Tarantula. Although several species of this plant genus have taken on the appearance of the ominous eight-legged spider, you can rest-assured that these plants do not bite.
Growing a Sustainable Garden!
Do you wish you could grow a sustainable vegetable garden? Now you CAN have a sustainable garden of your own in a very small space. And it can be fun and productive!Let's think for a moment of what motivates us to grow gardens anyway?Many of us want the taste of fresh picked-when-ripe tomatoes, corn, peas and etc.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !