The summer is almost upon us for those in the northern hemisphere.
It is that time of the year when we start spending more time in the gardens. If you do not have a sun lounger on your garden yet, I recommended you buy one – not only is a sun lounger a great way to laze around in a garden on a Sunday noon, it also adds to the aesthetics.
Here are some things to consider while buying a sun lounger for your garden.
Define the Purpose
The sun lounger by definition is to just let you rest under the sun. There are plenty of designs available in the market today and the best sun lounger for you is the one that is built to suit your age and gender.
If you are a young lady, a lounger built on an aluminum frame and textilene fabric should feel great.
However, if you are an elderly gentleman, then you would probably prefer a cushioned alternative.
Also, depending on how many sun loungers you want in your garden, the size, material and cost could vary.
By defining the purpose of the sun lounger, you could arrive at a better decision on which one to go for.
Identify the Theme of Your Garden for Sun Loungers
The sun lounger you buy should complement the look of your garden and should not stand out. For example, if your garden has a color theme to it where most plants have blooming red flowers and the walking area too is set with red colored stones, then it doesn’t make sense to have an orange colored sun lounger.
Red brings a royal touch to the garden and a orange colored sun lounger could make it look like a cheap addition regardless of how expensive the lounger is.
As another example, if you have a garden which has small shrubs lining up the square perimeter of the area and a big tree in the middle, it would be a good idea to buy two identical sun loungers and place them on the two sides of the tree so that it adds to the existing pattern you have laid out on your garden.
Identifying the theme of your garden and how the plants are laid out will thus give you an idea of the color of the sun lounger you should pick, the quantity and possibly even the dimensions that you can accommodate.
Arrive At a Budget
Sun loungers come in a variety of sizes and materials which naturally determine the price of the product.
For instance, you have simple wooden loungers available for less than a hundred dollars as well as premium loungers that cost over a thousand dollars.
The lounger you pick for your garden should be determined by the size and area of your garden as well as the budget you have spent in landscaping it.
The size and area of the garden itself is dependent on the technical guidance on curtilage issued by your local government.
However, depending on the way your garden is laid out and the landscaping done to the surroundings, the sun lounger can add to the beauty of your garden or ruin it. A higher priced sun lounger is not always the best option for your garden. Talk to an expert; preferably your landscaping artist; to understand the best sun lounger for your garden.
Pick the Right Material
Although you would be mostly using the sun lounger during the summer, it may be the case that you would want to retain the lounger in the garden during the rest of the year as well. In that case, make sure that you buy a lounger that can withstand all the weather conditions in your location.
If you are from a place where it rains quite a bit, then it may not be a great idea to go with a light colored textile fabric considering that they take a longer time to dry out compared to wooden sun loungers.
Also, depending on the quality of the material, the colors may also washout under constant rain. So pick a sun lounger material after you decide how you handle the sun lounger in the off-season and how the weather in your town is likely to play out through the year.