Are you struggling with a design for a difficult area of your garden? Or do you need something a little out of the ordinary? Have you considered using a modular timber system such as WoodBlocX? Other options in these situations – such as old railway sleepers – could struggle with the required dimensions. Modular systems are almost infinitely adaptable and can create designs that you might find surprising!
The beauty of modular systems is that they can be tailored to almost any situation. Perhaps there is a narrow passageway or awkward corner that needs some plants to brighten it up – raised beds with the WoodBlocX system are narrow in themselves (unlike bulky sleepers) so they give much more planting space. Each component is also easy to get into the garden, because they are light, clean, small and easy to move in awkward spaces – great if you have to take all your materials through your house.
Modular timber systems can also be used to create a wide range of shapes – not just squares and rectangles. Circles, hexagons, pentagons and octagons are all available in the pre-designed kits, or specify what you need. They are cheaper too, especially when it comes to curved designs that would otherwise have to use stone or brick, and are all guaranteed for at least 15 years. Corner beds and L-shapes are easily achievable. This is not just for raised beds either – ponds, steps, walls (perhaps with inbuilt seating) and edging are all much simpler to install with a modular system.
Perhaps your garden needs a multi-level design. Terracing and stepped beds out of sleepers, brick or stone can make the expense (and the weight) really add up, but modular timber systems provide a durable alternative at a much lower cost. They are easy to put together too: there’s no need to hire builders to do it for you, saving a lot of money.