Which Is The Best Garden Swing for Your Garden?

Which Is The Best Garden Swing for Your Garden?

So how do you go about finding the right garden swings for their yard? There are several things to consider when choosing the type of garden swing that you want to put up. The first thing you might want to consider is where you want to place the swing. Do you want a swing that hangs on the front or back porch of your house? Or one that is free-standing on your deck or out in the garden?

There are three types of swing designs on the market. The first type is the porch or patio swing with chains that needs to hang on a frame or rafter of a house. The second type of swing comes with their own metal or wood frame like the Canopy style garden swings. The last type of swing for your garden is a Glider bench. Glider benches are built on a ball bearing glider mechanism that creates the gliding or swinging motion.

The kind of material you want for your swing, such as wood, metal, or plastic. Wood garden swings offer several choices and styles. They come in a variety of wood types like teak, cedar, cedar logs and pine that you can stain or leave natural to age over time. They also come in furniture styles like Georgian, Chippendale, Tuscany, and Adirondack. A cedar log swing is a charming addition to the outdoors with its durability and beautiful “natural” log design that blends into its surroundings. For added exquisiteness and style, a canopy garden swing will add elegance and appeal to any garden area.

Metal garden swings are made from wrought iron or aluminum. These type of swings can fit a modern designed home or adding that special touch to your flower garden of another era,that reminds you of a Southern Plantations or an old Victorian home. Most of your metal garden swings are very durable and can handle all type of weather as they have a painted finish that prevents them from rusting.

Plastic or Wicker resin swings are perfect for people who want to easily move their swing around the yard. These swings are great for a tight budget and their appearances are easily altered to match any style with a coat of paint. Plastic and Weather wicker materials can with stand the harsh outdoor elements, but make sure that you buy a wicker swing that is weather wicker designs. These are the best garden swings for families with children, since they can withstand the abuse and don’t cost a lot to replace.

The other thing that you want to take into consideration is the size and shape of your garden swing. How many people will be sitting in the swing at one time? Do you want to curl up as you read your favorite book, relax with a cold drink or have an intimate “lover’s seat”? A four-foot garden swing will easily accommodate one or two people if they sit close together, but a five-foot garden swing will give you that extra space and a six-feet swing will accommodate three people.

You also might want to take into consideration the back part of the swing; it can be upright, leaning, or slightly angled, but all will depend on the type of material of the swing. Several back styles also offer convex seats to give extra lower back support. Often, contoured seats are better adapted to the form of the body and add some comfort as well.

The last two things that you want to consider before buying a garden swing are the construction and installation of the swing. The swing must be sturdy and built with safety in mind, suspended porch swings should be installed where there is enough clearance and support for the weight of the chosen swing and free-standing swings or glider benches need a flat, sturdy foundation to keep from tipping over. Check and see if the swing is hanging from wooden arms, bare chain, or plastic-wrapped chain. Open type chains and rough wood slates can pinch fingers or legs when using the swing. Make sure that the screws, bolts and other metal part inspected and maintained to keep the swing in safe working order.

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