How to hang a hammock in the garden: the choice of location and methods of attachment

We tell you how to choose the right site for the hammock and hang it on trees, homemade frame, wall or ceiling.
On the dacha site it is nice to relax while lying in the shade. To do this, you only need to know how to properly hang a hammock in the dacha. We will tell you about the different ways of fastening, including poles and beams, as well as where it is better to place it.

Choose a site for the hammock

Such a place of rest is most convenient to arrange near a lake, pond or pool, on the far side of the garden. But a suitable corner will not be found in every area, so the design is often hung in the house, gazebo, on the porch, balcony or terrace. In any case, when choosing a site, you need to be guided by several criteria.

No direct sun or drafts. So you don’t get sunburn or freeze.
A level, clean surface below. Pits will fill with water during rain – it will be uncomfortable to climb into the hammock. There should be no snags or rocks underneath.
Away from noise. It is best to choose a place away from the road, garage, water pump, transformer.
The distance between the supports is 3-4 meters. The spacing should slightly exceed the length of the leaf (+30 cm), so that it does not sag too much after installation.
The diameter of each tree and post is approximately 20 cm. The support must be intact, without splits or other damage.
These rules are not so difficult to observe. For the rest – it all depends on the layout of the site and your taste. Of course, it is best to fix the structure so that from it opens a beautiful, soothing view. True, a picturesque outdoor space can have one disadvantage.
Resting near water and in an enclosed area is spoiled by mosquitoes and other insects. But there is a way out of this situation, too – a mosquito net or a thick canopy.

Choose a site for the hammock

Such a place of rest is most convenient to arrange near a lake, pond or pool, on the far side of the garden. But a suitable corner will not be found in every area, so the design is often hung in the house, gazebo, on the porch, balcony or terrace. In any case, when choosing a site, you need to be guided by several criteria.

No direct sun or drafts. So you don’t get sunburn or freeze.
A level, clean surface below. Pits will fill with water during rain – it will be uncomfortable to climb into the hammock. There should be no snags or rocks underneath.
Away from noise. It is best to choose a place away from the road, garage, water pump, transformer.
The distance between the supports is 3-4 meters. The spacing should slightly exceed the length of the leaf (+30 cm), so that it does not sag too much after installation.
The diameter of each tree and post is approximately 20 cm. The support must be intact, without splits or other damage.
These rules are not so difficult to observe. For the rest – it all depends on the layout of the site and your taste. Of course, it is best to fix the structure so that from it opens a beautiful, soothing view. True, a picturesque outdoor space can have one disadvantage.
Resting near water and in an enclosed area is spoiled by mosquitoes and other insects. But there is a way out of this situation, too – a mosquito net or a thick canopy.

How to hang a hammock on trees

As we wrote above, the hammock in the summer house can be hung between two trees or come up with a homemade frame. One option is the poles buried in the ground or beams located under the ceiling. Vertical posts are made removable and stationary. Sometimes a roof is attached to them. The base can also be a wall of the house with a sunk in front of the post. On the terrace or pergola, the canvas is stretched between the wall and the existing bars. Consider all methods one by one.
If the construction will be fastened over branches, it is better to choose long rods – so that it will not come off when swinging. The branches should not be thin or damaged. A simple hanging bed you can make with your own hands. You will need rope or straps, thick fabric and two carabiners-hooks. The video shows how to fix the hammock on a tree.

You can hang the product without carabiners – simply by tying strong knots. In addition to the obvious advantages (budget, simplicity), this method has disadvantages. Mounting often looks unaesthetic, it is problematic to adjust and untie it.
Necessary tools

Strong rope with a diameter of at least 8 mm and a length of 2-3 m.
Cambrick. An elastic kapron tube that is put on the rope at the part where it contacts the bark. Instead of placing a piece of thick cloth or leather under the loop.
Sequence of Operations

Tie a simple conductor or figure of eight knot on one side of each sling. Instructions are provided below.
Thread the free end through the eyelets or eyelets on the webbing and into the loop on the other end.
Attach the structure to the tree (preferably over a branch) with a “Boa Constrictor” knot. The hammock should hang at a height of 1.5-2 meters. So that in a hanging position the distance from it to the ground was not less than 40 cm.
You can determine the optimal height by multiplying the distance between the supports by two and dividing the resulting number by three. If you have done everything correctly, the construction will resemble a banana. Try to sit down on it, and then gradually lie down to check whether the fabric is twisted or not. The mounts should not wobble, shift, or rotate while checking. Also pay attention to the supports – you need to make sure they do not creak or bend.

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