Get your garden ready for summer with our top timber tips

30 April 2018  |  Admin

It’s seems to have been a long time coming, but spring is well and truly here. Now is the perfect time to get your garden ready for summer with a variety of tips and tricks to give your outside space the wow factor.

Whether your tired timber needs replacing and updating, or you’re thinking of sprucing up your garden with a stylish focal point or entertaining space, our experienced timber merchants have the products and know how to help you make the best of your space, just in time for the warmer, summer months.

Is timber right for your garden?

Timber can transform a garden by bringing a subtle, natural feel to your outdoor space. It can be used to construct decking, fences and gates without detracting from the natural beauty of the garden itself.

Timber is adaptable. You can leave it looking natural, paint it to fit in with an outdoor colour scheme, or you can stain it.

Timber constructs can create a warm, inviting feeling to a garden, and if you opt for a modern landscaping theme, using wood will help you retain a sense of warmth amid the sleek lines.

When it comes to the practical side of timber, it is relatively lightweight and easy to install. It’s a very workable material, which makes cutting it to shape and fitting it together an easy task. Despite this, it is exceptionally hardwearing and tough, and can withstand all kinds of weather, general wear and tear and, providing you treat it sufficiently and look after it properly, has a very long lifespan.

Why is timber on trend?

We all love an opportunity to get outside into the fresh air, and here in the North West, the sun only needs to peek through the clouds before we’re stoking up the barbeque.

Because of this, your garden should be a place to relax, socialise and spend long, balmy evenings until the sun sets.

Timber can be both the foundation and the finishing touch to the perfect outdoor area, in these key ways:

  • Decking – this becomes the stage on which you can set your outdoor activity. Decking feels comfortable, looks natural and is hardwearing. Furthermore, you can accessorise your decking with handrails, posts and other items, giving your garden a truly top makeover.
  • Fencing – whether you want privacy, decoration or both, wooden fencing can add a whole new dimension to your garden. You can also integrate it into your garden by having climbing plants grow on it, for a natural feel.
  • Garden gates – a gate is for access, and to keep your garden safe and private. But it also adds character to a garden. You might opt for a traditional picket gate, or a taller gate for a side entrance. A characterful garden gate welcomes invited people in, but also signals that your garden is a private space.

Talk to us about your garden project

This spring, why not get around to making your garden that inviting space that you wish you were coming home to everyday?

We supply all the timber materials you’ll need for a full garden project or the little bespoke additions that can make a big difference.

We’re also specialist suppliers of garden maintenance materials including decking oil and restorers, fence and shed preservatives, external treatments for doors, outdoor cleaning agents, and paints.

Let us help you get your garden summer-fit.

For more information and advice about your garden project, call 0161 928 1696, or email us at

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