If you love flowers and designing colorful gardens filled with texture and aroma, pressure treated wood should be high on your list of useful materials as you create your next outdoor masterpiece. Modern pressure treated lumber is perfectly safe for kids, pets, and even growing edible plants like aromatic herbs, so it’s a great choice for your landscape.
There are lots of choices for hardscaping — the professional term for all those permanent paths, patios, and retaining walls landscapers build to turn a plain backyard into something special. Pressure treated lumber has a lot going for it:
The beauty of using wood in the landscape is that it’s a natural material that blends in with all of your plants. The warm, golden tones of Southern Yellow Pine eventually evolve to a darker, more muted tone. If you prefer, you can stain your lumber to match your deck and unify the look of any retaining walls, stairs or edging. When you choose wood to landscape your flower beds, you let your plants be the stars of the show.
In addition to beefy landscaping timbers and posts, don’t forget that pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine comes in many dimensions, making it easy to build exactly what you need for your ornamental garden. Try these projects to get your creative juices flowing:
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