Building Garden Gates with Recycled Materials: 2 Tips

A garden gate.

Garden gates serve to protect your garden from animals and strangers, as well as keeping your pets and children safe in an enclosed area. These days, the name of the game is going green, which is why I’m here to offer you a couple of tips regarding building a garden gate with recycled materials.

1. Plastic Gate

You can get a gate made from high density polyethylene which will look like wood but won’t have any of its disadvantages. A gate made of recycled plastic won’t rot, warp, or need to be repainted. The gate will neither get sun damage nor give you a splinter. These gates are also great for the environment, as they both save a tree from getting cut down and save the plastic from being dumped in a landfill.

2. Other Materials

Whatever material you make your recycled gate from, be it wood, plastic, or metal, it’s important to remember to make it wide enough to fit things like wheel barrels through it. This may sound like an obvious suggestion, but you’d be surprised how many times people have to redo their gate after realizing they can’t fit anything wider than a person through it.