Thinking of Installing Garden Steps? – Here Are Some Things to Consider
Are you looking for ways to spruce up your backyard?
A well-maintained garden is a pleasure to behold and to enjoy on a fine Aussie afternoon. In fact, gardening in general is good for you. It helps reduce stress, helps to improve your mood as well as improving mental clarity. This and more has been proved by several researchers, most notably Professor Leonard Perry from the University of Vermont. There are so many ways you can improve your garden, today however, we’re going to focus on just one – installing garden steps.
Before you get started though, first things first.
Where do you intend to place the steps?
Don’t place your order for your garden steps kit just yet! Do you a solid landscape plan in place? Where do you intend to place the steps? How many steps do you intend to put? Do you have sample ideas of what you want? First get answers to all these questions.
If you’re stuck, and don’t yet know what you can do with garden steps, or where to place them in your backyard, take a look at our gallery for some inspiration. Or better yet, talk to one of our experts today.
Safety concerns when installing steps
When you install your steps, ensure that they will be easy enough for the physically impaired to climb. You might want to include a hand-rail to facilitate going up and down the flight of stairs.
Ideally, there should be a series of steps, not just a single step. Single steps can be difficult to see. If you want to put a solo step, make sure that you use some sort of lighting to highlight the change in ground level. LED strip lights are a great solution and can light up the stairs very well.
What material to use for your garden steps
Garden steps can be made from a variety of materials. Some of the most common materials that are used to fabricate garden steps include natural stone, prefab, cinder block, brick, timber and concrete. Whichever material you use, verify that it is slip-proof and gives you good grip when you go up and down the stairs. Also, you might want to consider material that’s not difficult to clean. If you opt for timber, just keep in mind that as the years go by, it will weaken due to exposure to the elements as well as pests.
Where to buy garden step kits?
Concrete Sleepers Sydney is a leading supplier of garden steps kits, retaining walls, and sleepers of all kinds. We offer step kits designed to support modern-day architecture. Our garden steps are solid, sturdy, aesthetically pleasing to look at, and designed to withstand the test of time. Browse through our extensive product range. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly support team on 1 800 960 656.