Large and Small Garden Bridge Styles

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Large and Small Garden Bridge Styles

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A complete learning source for buying or building your own garden bridges.

How relaxing it would be to come home at the end of a hectic workday and have a backyard oasis to spend time in.  Imagine throwing a garden party and being able to enjoy your friends and family in a serene and beautiful space?  If these ideas have been teasing you for a while, and you finally think you are ready to start landscaping your yard or garden, you should give serious consideration to including a garden bridge somewhere in your design.

They offer a unique style and look to any outdoor space, whether you use it to cross a gently flowing stream or tranquil pond, or if you are using it to create elevation changes within your outdoor space. Set your furniture next to them in the winter for a relaxing getaway. Be sure to remove the furniture covers before sitting on them haha. Of course, you can get them here.


If you are searching for information, please take a few moments to browse through our site.  We have compiled articles and information that should help you better decide the application you choose for your bridge as well as helpful hints and tips if you are interested in building your own.

These are a few of the things to pay attention to when shopping for one

They can be a beautiful addition to any yard – whether you have a pond or not. With many different styles to choose from, it can bring about a real transformation to what may be an ordinary back yard. Here are some things that you need to consider when looking to buy the right bridge to add that special beauty to your yard.

Size

How big of do you need? Obviously, it needs to enable you to go safely over any creek, pond, ditch, etc. that you have. When you measure for the bridge itself, make sure that the arch is long enough to safely cover the distance. A measurement may only cover total bridge length and not the distance it can safely cross.

Support Weight

Here you need to get an idea of what you want to accomplish by the bridge. If you intend to ride a riding mower across it – you need to take that into some serious consideration. For most, this is not recommended. Also, if you intend to have several adults on the bridge at one time – it is probably not a good idea for most bridges. Consider your needs of weight before you buy one.

Style

They come in many styles. You have a lot of options when it comes to style – everything from Japanese styles to just walkways, to beautiful hand railed bridges. You will want to choose a style that will enhance your yard, or pond, the most.

Cautions

Some, and the way the wood is treated, may not be good for fishponds. The reason – the chemicals could kill the fish after a good rain. You will want to know if the building material is fish-safe before you buy it.


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