Hanging a hammock pad seems like an easy task. The average person may think that a hammock just gets tied to two trees or posts and is ready to be put in. But there is a real way to hang your hammock for maximum comfort. Follow these simple guidelines to make sure your hammock is safe and ready for relaxation. If your yard is blessed with trees: You’re lucky you have trees in your yard that might be able to hold a hammock and you know that the trees will support the weight of one or two people. Trees must be about 14-17 meters apart to hang a hammock pad. Do not panic if your space is not exactly this distance. If you have a distance that is slightly less than 14 meters, use less chain to make up the difference. A distance greater than 17 meters requires that you use more chain to allow for the extra length. Do not panic, it’s possible to do the work with the trees you have in your garden.
If your yard has only one suitable tree: Not to worry, you can still use what nature has given you. Put your hammock pad on the tree and place a tree or metal post the correct distance to attach the other end of your hammock. When installing the post, make sure to dig a 1.5 to 2 foot hole and securely with some concrete for additional support.
If your yard has no trees: Do not curse Mother Nature because she has not blessed you with two trees to hang your hammock. You’re lucky, you get to choose the location of your hammock pad and you can even change your mind later. Alternate one: place positions in the ground anywhere in your garden, as you please. Option Two: Use posts on your deck or porch that can work for your hammock. Option Three: Choose a hammock stand that can meet the needs of your family.