Around the Garden

Creative landscaping offers more opportunities to showcase durable pressure-treated Southern Pine. The preservative treatment is highly resistant to leaching and will not harm plants.

Vertical timbers offer a flexible perimeter to this raised garden space.

Using pressure-treated 6×8 timbers, built-in planters decorate this
three-tier retaining wall.

An overhead trellis provides shade plus support for hanging baskets, colorful vines and other fragrant climbers. Pressure-treated Southern Pine can be painted or stained, just like untreated wood.

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Most outdoor projects built with pressure-treated Southern Pine lumber are within the capabilities of the average do-it-yourselfer. In fact, outdoor improvements are probably the easiest way for homeowners to add value to their property.

A storage shed is the ideal place for extra lawn furniture, garden tools, pool supplies, and bicycles. Pressure-treated Southern Pine makes it a handy shelter that’s built to last! Download the project plan to build this shed here.

It’s so easy to work and finish pressure-treated Southern Pine that you’re likely to design as you build. Both the planter and the bench can take on a hundred design possibilities. Download the project plan to build this planter bench here.

Designed for comfort and long lasting good looks, outdoor furniture built with pressure-treated Southern Pine helps you enjoy the landscape you’ve created.

A gazebo can be a charming addition to most any yard, and it can be surprisingly useful as well. The shade is welcomed relief on a warm summer day and a perfect spot for outdoor dining.

The design details of a gazebo can vary widely. This same basic design could blend easily with most any architectural style — from a Victorian home to a contemporary ranch style dwelling.

Great Garden Borders

A perfect use for decking cutoffs!

Think of them as… “garden fences”

…or “buildings”

…perhaps “houses with chimneys”

…or make a serpentine pattern.

Make a Splash!

This backyard paradise features a 10’x30′ lap pool, framed with pressure-treated 6×6 timbers that hold the marbled vinyl liner. Water gardens, sun decks, seating, and a spa complete this aquatic retreat.

This simple kiddy pool play deck provides many summers of backyard fun. The bench is handy storage for playthings. Remove the vinyl liner and convert the pool area to a sandbox. Download the project plan to build this play deck here.