How To Utilize Timber In Landscaping

A nice landscape can really add to the curb appeal of your home. If you read some magazines, they will tell you that landscaping does not add value to the home. This may be true in a sense, but there is something to say about the curb appeal of a home. If looking at two homes that are very similar, but one is landscaped beautifully, the landscaped home will . Other than adding value to the home, landscaping can give your home an ambiance and add character. One material that can be used to create a beautiful landscape is timber. Here are a few different ways to utilize timber in your landscaping. 

Retaining Wall

If you have topographic relieve in your yard, a great way to utilize timber is a retaining wall. Timber comes in all different shapes and sizes, but you are sure to be able to find a timber that meets your character and style. You will want to dig back into the lawn, and then use the timber as a retaining wall for your lawn. Be sure that if it is over 4 feet tall that you consult with an civil engineer to ensure that the retaining wall will hold. This is a great way to add to the curb appeal of your home. Please note that you should only use only treated timber near your home to avoid infestation of termites. 


A very elegant way to utilize timber in your landscaping is to construct a pergola. This is a great way to add shade to your home, and there are many different styles that you can utilize. If you want to be elegant, you can utilize a Spanish or French style pergola that utilizes curves. A pergola can act as an area to put a garden, to cast shade over a pool, or many other different purposes. 


Creating pathways to separate the green monotony of a lawn can be a great way to utilize timber in your landscaping. Plan out the walkway that you would like to build and then cut back the grass. Be sure to put down weed stopping fabric, and then lay down sand. Once the sand is in place you will be able to put down the timber and create a beautiful walkway that will last for a very long time. When building a walkway be sure to use treated timber as this will keep pests and water out of the wood. 

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