The garden is where many off us find time to sit and relax, unwinding from the stress that is fast becoming a fact of life in the fast paces world of the 21st century. We are bombarded by information and financial stress is becoming just a fact of life for many. So when that opportunity to sit quietly in the garden presents itself most of us seize it gladly.
However, making the garden into a place where one can just relax can be challenging and most of us are always in search of new ways to make our gardens more attractive and tranquil. For many people this has led to exploring how metal garden screens can transform the garden – making it more beautiful and in some instances more private.
Metal garden screens are available in a variety of material. These can include aluminium, stainless steel and so called ‘CORTEN’ steel. CORTEN steel is one of the most popular materials because when exposed to the elements it develops a coating of rust which then does not progress to further degrade the material.
Using this material companies offer laser (or sometimes hand) cut designs which make the panels into an extremely attractive garden installation.
The first is to ensure privacy. For many people living in suburban developments the units are extremely close together making privacy a scarce commodity. By using CORTEN steel panels – either laser cut with attractive patterns of plain privacy is ensured when they are placed strategically.
There are also panels that can be fitted with plants pots. Choosing attractive floral arrangements using these panels ensures another surface that brings new possibilities as far as brightening the garden even further. These types of panels are especially useful in smaller gardens.
These panels can be used in a variety of ways. If placed onto a vertical surface such as a wall they make for an interesting and eye catching artistic installation. Panels with plain laser cut sections are also ideal for allowing creeping plants to grow over certain sections – the combination of plant and the panel also makes for an extremely interesting visual effect.
The use of these screens as fencing is one that is becoming increasingly popular. Even plain laser cut steel fencing from a company such as Glass Boundaries (http://www.glassboundaries.net.au/metal-fabrication/) arranged in sequence can be tremendously attractive. however there are a myriad of patterns that can be chosen so the opportunity to really make a design statement based on individual tastes is a real possibility.
Larger panels can also be combined to create murals. In fact many companies can take a design supplied by the client and covert this into the panels – making a unique piece of art that will increase the aesthetic appeal of any garden.
The sheer number of different designs and finishes that are today available for those in search of metal screens or panels make them ideal for gardens of any size. The only real limitation as to how they are used is the imagination of the homeowner.