Ready for the BBQ season? We certainly are. It’s that time of year when the garden becomes the star of the show – a place to relax after work, soak up the sun and spend quality time with friends. But if your garden is in need of an update, it’s time to act. The summer months are just around the corner and our high-quality garden ropes are a quick and easy way to refresh your outdoor space.
5 creative uses for garden rope
Pots and baskets
It’s nice to have a few plants and flowers in your garden – but, if you’re fed up of your old terracotta pots, there’s no need to rush to the garden centre to buy new. Simply update your existing pots with garden rope. Our 4mm synthetic hemp rope is a particularly good option for this. Start at the base and spiral gradually upwards, taking care not to leave any gaps, and secure the rope in place.
You could update hanging baskets in the same way or use a thick garden rope to hang multiple baskets together. It’s an easy, cost-effective option and will give your garden a stylish rustic look.
Garden ropes are constructed from synthetic hemp fibres – which means, they’re soft to touch, kind to the skin and a great way to update your garden furniture. Use them to cover an old chair or bench, perhaps wrapping the fibres around the existing seat and giving it a fresh look.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even use garden rope to create a new piece of furniture. One option is to grab a spare tire from the garage and cover it with 28mm synthetic hemp. The result is a quirky ottoman, which both looks great and creates an extra place to sit for your friends.
Fences and borders
Synthetic hemp is an easy way to section one area of your garden from another. For example, it can be used to create a stylish garden rope fence or handrail – perhaps creating a boundary around your decking or separating the kids’ play area from your new vegetable patch.
Be sure to choose wooden posts that complement the overall look of your garden and buy enough rope to create a loose scalloped effect. Not only will this add a modern nautical touch to the outdoor space, but it will also help to maintain the safety of children whilst in the garden.
We advise you wait for your rope to arrive before cutting or drilling posts etc, because rope can vary in diameter ever so slightly. And if you are feeding rope through a post, you should always drill a much larger hole – for example to feed a 32mm decking rope through a post, we would drill a 36mm hole, otherwise the rope will ‘bunch’ up as you try to feed it through.
Thanks to its soft texture and weather-resistance, garden rope is an ideal option to create children’s play equipment – including garden rope swings and ladders. You can either make this equipment yourself, using synthetic hemp and wood, or choose from our popular ‘Play is Fun!’ range. Just think about what works best for your garden and give the kids a fun outdoor space to play this summer.
Garden rope can also be used for decorative purposes. If you’re feeling particularly creative, a nice idea is to create ‘rope wall art’. Synthetic hemp, for example, could be used to spell out a buzzword or summer slogan – such as relax or sunshine. Simply twist the rope into the desired shape, secure in place using pins, and then hang the piece from your garden fence or a leafy trellis. Alternatively, decorative garden rope could be used to edge a lawn or enhance your old fence posts.
Where can I buy high-quality garden ropes?
Ropes Direct is a leading online supplier of garden ropes. We currently sell synthetic hemp rope in coils, reels and by the metre, in a range of different sizes (from 4mm to 65mm). We also stock jute and manila decking rope – all of the highest quality and perfect for prolonged outdoor use.
So why not get your outdoor space ready for the BBQ season? With a little imagination, you can give your garden a fresh new look using our garden ropes. Browse the full collection today and, if you have any questions, you’re welcome to get in touch or call us on 01692 671721.