Landscaping With Timber Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 24, 2023 7:15:00 AM
Brett McCutcheon

Landscaping With Timber Tips

Landscaping with timber accents has become a popular trend in recent years, due to its ability to add a touch of natural beauty to any outdoor space. However, incorporating timber accents into landscaping projects can be challenging, requiring contractors to think creatively and use the right tools.

One essential aspect of building a timber structure is ensuring that it is structurally sound and can withstand the elements for years to come. Developed by BECK, Jumbo SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners are specifically designed to hold large, thick items in place, starting from a length of 100mm. When working with massive timber pieces, these fasteners are more than capable of getting the job done right, ensuring that your landscape creations stand up to the test of time. These fasteners are versatile enough to handle different types of timber applications, making installation quick and easy.

Let’s explore further how to build outdoor spaces with timber that will look beautiful, function well, and stand up to the elements!

Create A Scene

Designing a landscape around timbers sounds easy, but it takes a lot of creativity to come up with the perfect arrangement. There are many ways to integrate timber into the flora and fauna around a home.

Wooden Garden Path

A wooden garden path made of decking boards creates a fanciful walkway through a garden. Along the way, consider installing benches for sitting and reflection. Landscape around the garden pathway with heaping flowers that contrast with the hard structural lines of the pathway. Keep the pathway whimsical in nature by giving it a meandering quality. Send it in whatever direction suits your client's fancy.

Integrate Curving Timbers

The organic nature of wood is lost in many timbers, which have a hard-edged quality. Bring that organic quality back to the wood by installing curved timbers that create a deck made up of abstract, asymmetrical patterns. Build planters at regular intervals throughout to incorporate flowers and plants into the landscape. Stain the wood a deep red-brown to create a rich visual environment for your clients where they can lounge and relax.

Install Chunky Wooden Benches and Tables

Timbers make great blocky furnishings. Stack thick, block-like timbers together to create wooden benches and tables where your clients can sit and talk with friends and enjoy the sun. These benches will be too large to move easily, so choose the spot where they will sit carefully. Provide some shade with wooden screens placed strategically nearby, to create a comfortable environment where your client will want to spend time.

Make Smart Selections

When planning landscaping projects incorporating timber accents, it's important to choose the right wood and the right hardware to hold your creations together. Rot-resistant wood species like cedar, teak, and redwood are popular choices for outdoor applications. For clients who prioritize practicality over natural materials, offer to use composite decking, which will never need to be re-stained or re-sealed to be protected from the environment.

For assembling large, thick timbers, BECK’s Jumbo SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners fit into the powerful FASCO® (a BECK member) F91A RHN20-130 tool and the FASCO® F91AC RHN20-160 tool for fast processing and sturdy construction. These automation systems are top quality and perfect for efficient installs when you have a schedule to keep—for both residential and commercial construction projects. Click below to discover more about these Nailers for yourself!

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