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4 Charming Wood Features That Organise Your Backyard

An organised yard is an inviting yard, and many people strive to make theirs as organised as possible. However, it can be a bit of a challenge. The sides of raised garden beds erode, lawns encroach on rose gardens, and your kid's toys somehow wind up all over.

Fortunately, there are wooden features that you can use to tame each section of your yard.


The most basic way to organise your yard is by installing low wooden walls around sections of it.

This is great for creating a special spot for activities where all the materials you need are contained. For instance, you could make short picket fences out of Kwila or Merbau around your vegetable garden.

If you want to really keep the section organised and self-contained, you can add hooks or slatted walls to your fence so that you can store tools there.


Some plants can take over your yard if you put them in the ground. Dirt from flower beds can spread beyond their designated area and wind up encouraging weeds all over the place.

This is why planters are a great addition to a backyard. Essentially, they act as open-top boxes to hold your raised garden beds, keeping each bit of greenery in its designated spot.

Planters are incredibly easy to build too: you nail four boards together to form a rectangle. This makes it one of the easiest ways to organise a small garden.

Wood Paths

Wooden paths give subtle boundary lines to things like the vegetable area and the flower area by surrounding them. If you feel like a fence might be a little much in your yard, a wooden path may be the feature you are looking for.

Hint: To create a rustic look use timber sleepers as the basis for your timber path laying them sideways for the entire path or in sections...

Vertical Garden

vertical timber garden bed painted white

If you thought your yard is too small for a garden, then there is a pleasant surprise awaiting you in the form of gardens planted on top of each other instead of next to each other.

Vertical gardens come in many forms, but one of the most basic is a wooden wall that is hollow inside and has one side made of tilted slats. These can be filled with soil, and then you can plant your preferred type of greenery in the shelves created by the slats.

This allows you to keep your garden contained in one spot and use your greenery as a wall dividing parts of your yard at the same time.


Organising your yard can be work, but these wooden features make it easy. If you want to try your hand at any of these or other projects involving wood, contact Narangba Timbers to see if we have the material you need.