Using Logs In Your GardenPosted on - 01.05.22
If you follow home and garden trends, you might notice that the rustic look comes and goes in and out of fashion every few years. And right now, in the garden, it's certainly in. So how can you use hardwood logs from Stoke on Trent in your garden?
Frame Your Garden
Do you have a border surrounding your garden? Or does your lawn go right to the edge of your fence? Why not consider creating a rustic frame for the edge of your garden.
Our bags of hardwood logs make for the perfect edging for any garden. You can lay them down in a line around the edge to create a subtle low border. Or plant them a couple of inches into the ground so that they nicely stand up, creating a nicely shaped edge.
Not only will this look give you a nice border, it will also stop you from going that little bit too far with the lawnmower. After all, it's cheaper to replace damaged logs than a fence or established plants.
More and more of us are enjoying bringing wildlife into our gardens. From watching the bees to being fascinated by the spider webs. So why not create yourself a wildlife sanctuary from logs? Finding different ways to stack them allows for different wildlife to make them home. A larger hide underneath can attract hedgehogs, while a higher surface attracts birds. Test a number of different configurations around the garden to see what you can attract! Remember to plant them some flowers too.
If you are looking for a more rustic look in your garden, your typical plastic pots just won't make the cut. But there is a quick and easy way to disguise your plastic pots.
Take a collection of logs from your pile, and a length of rope (the rope you choose can change the style). Surround your pot with logs that stand together well, different shapes and sizes make for a more rustic look. You can then tie your logs around the pot using your rope. If you need to hold the rope in place, use nails, or a large staple gun to tack the rope to the logs. This completely changes the appearance of the pots.
Using The Ash
If you have been burning logs in your fire pit, we all know that we have to wait for them to cool before moving them. Then typically they are moved into a bin. But there are actually other uses for the ash once it has cooled.
Adding ash to your flower beds increases the micronutrients in the soil, helping your plants to flourish. It can also be added to compost piles to help it to mulch.