Wood is a natural product that can be used in a huge variety of ways to immediately enhance any garden. It is important to choose the right timber for the job so that it will last longer. Timber garden products can last for years, but that little extra care will help maximise their service life.
This Choose and Use sheet covers a number of important factors when specifying garden projects, with a focus on how the use of preservative-treatments on outdoor timber can allow a low-cost softwood to match the performance of a naturally rot-resistant hardwood.
This sheet also covers a wide range of other garden projects, including weathering and maintenance, the disposal of waste wood and some of the considerations which should be made with regards to timber fencing.
The importance of treated timber when it is going to be exposed to the weather, planning the necessary permission according the location of the project.