Hammock Stands - How to Hang a Hammock if There Are No Trees Around


Article by: Tanya Turner

A beautiful, , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend colorful hammock in your backyard , Control Weeds Effectively In Your Garden or patio , Caring For Tropical And Exotic Flowers is a great way to relax and unwind. But what if you have no suitable trees , Beauty After life - Plants For Drying - Grasses to hang it from? No big deal: you can always buy a hammock stand. Find out what your choices are, and how to , Beauty After life - Plants For Drying - Grasses select the best hammock stand for your place. , 5 Most Popular Flowers for Your Garden

What kind of hammock do you have? Does it have spreader bars at the ends or not? It is important to realize that a hammock stand designed for a hammock with spreader bars is not suitable for a hammock without them. The reason is simple - hammocks with spreader bars are flatter and usually hang much closer to the ground than the traditional kind. Most sites that sell stands for hammocks indicate whether the stand is for a hammock with spreader bars or not, but if it is not clearly marked, ask the retailer before making your final choice.

You have two major options - wood , Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting hammock stands and metal , Starting with a Water Garden stands

Metal hammock stands is an easy and affordable solution. They might be not as decorative as wooden , Weathervanes - Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty! ones, but metal , Palm Tree Lamps stands are durable, light-weight and don't require much maintenance. They are also very easy to put together, whenever you want to get some hammock time, and pull apart, whenever your hammock is not in use.

You can usually get stands made of steel or stainless steel. Steel stands are usually painted but, eventually, some paint , Transplanting Deciduous Shrubs could chip off and the stand will rust. Stainless steel stands are more expensive, but they are really a better option. Stainless steel hammock stands will not rust and look like new for many year.

Most metal , The Cottage Garden stands are designed for hammocks with spreader bars.

Wood hammock stands add a touch of elegance to your yard , The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs or patio , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner design. They require some maintenance - it is recommended to treat your wood , General Lawn Maintenance Tips stand once a year with water , Sheds repellant. This way the wood , Orchid Care What The Flower Tells keeps its beautiful color. , Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal for Florida Homes The most popular type of wooden , Abatement and Coping with Challenges in the Environment stand is the Roman Arc hammock stand, made from cypress wood. , Patio Awnings Add to Your Outdoor Fun It is also the safest and most stable design. , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner You can find wood , Abatement and Coping with Challenges in the Environment stands for hammocks with spreader bars, as well for ones without the bars.

Wood stands have to disadvantages, though. First, they are more expensive than the metal , Wrought Iron Patio Furniture is Easy to Clean for Summer ones. Second, large wood , Starting with a Water Garden stands are not portable because they are heavy.

How to hang a hammock with only one tree.

If you have one tree , Patio Swings Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space with Comfort and Style in the araa where you want to hang your hammock, there is no need for a stand. Hang one end of your hammock on the tree , The Cottage Garden and get a hammock post for the other end. Posts are usually made from stainless steel. They cost much less than a full stand and also look less intrusive.

Now you see that you can hang your hammock anywhere you want, even if there are no suitable trees. , Spring Rose Care - The Easy Way Hammock stands really make life easier, and they don't cost a fortune if you order your stand online , Light Up the Night! Quick Facts about Outdoor Lighting with a discount.
Tanya Turner - EzineArticles Expert Author
Tanya Turner publishes AllHammocks.info where you can find tips , A Guide To Landscape Bridges on hammock shopping, price comparison and reviews of hammock stands and hammocks online , Gardening Basics: Inspecting Your Soil retailers.

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