double-rail-bridgeA garden bridge can be functional as well as beautiful. You can use it to draw the eye to a yard feature or as a pathway over a delicate flowerbed.

How to enhance your garden with a garden bridge is a pretty simple task. You can either buy a pre-made  kit set bridge or if you’re more daring build it yourself.

If you’re installing a bridge over a flowerbed then chances are you’ll need to build it yourself to get the right size and shape. All you need to do is measure out how long the bridge needs to be and figure out the dimensions for the overall run plus stairs. Sink a few posts into the ground and attach the planking, handrail and steps.

If you want to add a bit more durability to the project then why not consider using composite decking material. It’s made from recycled material and you won’t have to worry about it rotting out like you would with wood.

A  pre-made or a decorative garden bridge kit is an excellent option as well. You won’t need to worry about having all sorts of carpentry skills to get a great looking product. All you need to do is find the right style for your garden and set it into place. Secure the footings so it won’t wobble and then you’re finished with the set up.  If you are lucky enough to have a small stream running through the garden this is the perfect place for it.

Whether you decide to build it yourself or purchase a finished product a garden bridge can add class and style to a formal garden or water feature in your backyard.  Enhancing your garden with a decorative bridge is a fairly straightforward project that will give you years of enjoyment.

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