Focus On Real Cedar Wood For Your Back Yard Design

Maybe you have already started your landscaping for this spring and summer. If all your plants are in the ground or hanging from strategic places, maybe you have even selected statuary to add interest to the landscape. Yet, maybe you feel like something could be added to make your back yard even prettier. Maybe what is lacking is the look of beautiful cedarwood fencing. Read on for some ideas that might inspire you on how to use real cedar as part of your home design.

Besides being naturally beautiful, cedar withstands harsh elements. In addition, it is rot and decay-resistant. The frosting-on-the-cake is the fact that the very smell of cedar oil actually repels insects. That might turn out to be very important when you're sitting outside to enjoy a pretty summer evening. You might find that none of the usual pesky insects are even around the cedarwood.

Start With Arranging For A Cedar Wood Fence

A cedar wood fence won't just be beautiful. It will also provide privacy and safety. Choose a traditional design with cedar posts situated several feet from each other. The focal point of the cedar fence might be the gate you select. For instance, think of getting an extra-large double gate that is arched at the top and that has the first initial of your family's last name as part of the design. Choose a scroll design for the initial. That will mean that, when the gate is closed, the initial is clear.  However, when the gate is opened, it will still look attractive because of the scroll design.

Select Additional Cedar Wood Items

The backyard landscaping will be enhanced with additional items made from real cedarwood. For instance, think of having a pergola in your back yard. If you went with an arched gate to go with the cedar fence, choose a pergola that has a lattice roof that arches. Graceful column posts would be perfect for that type of pergola. Choose cedar wood patio furniture, too. For instance, choose a round cedar wood table and curved benches that will easily be tucked under the round table.  Cedarwood planters placed in strategic parts of the back yard will be a perfect finishing touch. Choose different styles and different sizes of the planters, just to add more pizzaz to the landscape. 

Even though cedarwood is beautiful in its natural state, consider staining it and adding a protective finish.

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