Foam in the Garden

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc

patio-furniture-gardenFlexible polyurethane foam has a variety of uses indoors, but you can use it outdoors too. With some out of the box thinking, you can discover new uses for foam that can revamp your backyard. From patio chairs to outdoor ponds, simple foam will prove to be one of the most useful substances you can use.

Patio Chairs

First, take a chair that’s seen better days and strip it of its cushion. Then, take some cardboard and cut it to fit the seat of the chair. This is your template, and it’s what you’ll use to draw a pencil outline on some wood to cut. With a hand saw, and taking great care on the edges, cut the shape of the chair. Attach some foam and layer canvas material over the padding. Secure with a staple gun to create your own custom outdoor cushions.

Pond Insulation

If you want to make your own outdoor pond, the process isn’t terribly complex. You need to find a safe place in your yard to dig a hole about two or three feet deep. Use packaging foam from Canada to line the hole, then secure with concrete and some metal bars to brace everything. This insulates your pond, which prevents breakages, and helps stabilize the water temperature for fish to survive. You can also have foam sheets custom-cut for this purpose, if you prefer to work with materials better than what you might have lying around.

Final Thoughts

Outdoor foam is different than indoor foam. Outdoor foam tends to have open cells, which reduce moisture buildup, and this type of foam also has anti-microbial properties that prevent mold from growing.

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