Landscaping and garden structures made of Humboldt Redwood make a beautiful addition to any home. This versatile wood is perfect for a wide variety of projects from the simple to the complex.
If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the most popular Humboldt Redwood landscaping and garden projects:
Gazebos have universal appeal, especially when built with Humboldt Redwood. A redwood gazebo provides a sheltered space to enjoy picnics, play dates, weddings and other special events. Because of its workability, a Humboldt Redwood gazebo can be as simple or elaborate as you wish to make it.
Humboldt Redwood is extremely stable and has the strength needed to support even the largest garden structures, including gazebos. A sturdy Humboldt Redwood gazebo will last for years to come making it one of the best investments for your yard.
Arbors are a beautiful way to welcome someone into an outdoor area and create a sense of space. The basic elements of a Humboldt Redwood arbor include a pair of posts or a series of posts that are parallel to each other and topped by a cross piece that connects the space between the posts. Humboldt Redwood arbors add instant visual interest to an outdoor space, but may be functional as well if a gate, built-in benches or planter boxes are incorporated into the design.
Redwood is ideal for building arbors because it’s very easy to work with, which makes it forgiving for DIYers or those that have less woodworking experience. It holds nails and screws well, is easy to cut, and you won’t need specialty tools to work with Humboldt Redwood.
If you want a covered area that doesn’t completely block the sun a pergola offers the best of both worlds. Pergolas are similar to arbors, with the exception that they typically span a wider space and are more of a covering than an entryway. They provide shading with crossbeams and/or open latticework that are supported by pillars.
Your pergola will be out in the elements and may take a beating from the weather. When this is the case it’s important to use a weather-resistant material like redwood. Humboldt Redwood retains its beauty outdoors, shrinks and swells less than other woods, and is less likely to warp or split.
Humboldt Redwood trellises play a supporting role in landscape design. Constructed to support climbing vines and plants, Humboldt Redwood trellises can be virtually any size – it’s completely up to you and what works best for your outdoor space. Humboldt Redwood trellises also do a wonderful job of blocking unwanted views and camouflaging problem areas, such as unattractive concrete block or chain link fences.
Humboldt Redwood is a great material for trellises for many of the same reasons it works so well for planters. Rot and insect resistance are key considerations anytime plants are anchored to or around natural wood.
Redwood Planter Boxes
Humboldt Redwood planters are one of the most popular additions to outdoor living spaces because they are a simple, affordable way to enhance your landscape. These planters can be incorporated seamlessly into existing structures or built as stand-alone structures.
Humboldt Redwood is an excellent material for planters because it is naturally rot, decay and insect resistant. The moisture from watering plants will be less of an issue and plant-destroying bugs will be less like to prey on plants.
To truly turn an outside space into one that’s as inviting as the inside of your home you’ll need seating. Just about no other garden project offers so much variety – benches, swings, rockers, built-ins – all of which can be modified to fit your outdoor décor.
The structural integrity of Humboldt Redwood lends itself well to outdoor furniture that has to support one or more people. Many furniture makers choose redwood because it is as beautiful as it is durable.
An outbuilding, like a shed, can add functionality, but it can also be an attractive addition to your yard when it’s constructed with rich redwood. So often these types of garden structures are made with inexpensive materials that end up becoming an eyesore. That’s why Humboldt Redwood is such a good choice for this type of project. Redwood can take an outbuilding from boring to beautiful instantly.
Get started on all your garden structures by visiting one of your local Humboldt Redwood lumber dealers. There, experts will help you select the best redwood for your project and offer professional advice on how to get great results.