The Many Uses of Garden Decking


Garden decking can add a surprising amount to the average garden. Not only can it perform as a great relaxation, party or staging area, but it can also make a garden easier to access, replacing steep stairs and slopes. When covered and heated, quality decking can work as an all-year round outdoor socialising, eating and relaxing area, which in the UK is something pretty special. Everyone enjoys the peace and tranquillity of a great garden, no one enjoys the miserable nine months of weather we get in the UK outside of summer.That’s where shelter and heating can come in and be absolutely fantastic on a deck. You and your garden will be the envy of your friends, everyone wants more room in their home, and introducing quality decking to your garden effectively does that, giving you the ability to go outside, potentially barefoot, and avoid all the mud and insects inherent in grass and dirt. Garden decking can also improve the overall look and quality of a garden hugely. Got an eyesore area in your garden? Maybe something of a mini dumping ground or a compost pile? A quality deck can be erected on top and there you go, the shame of your garden is now the highlight. There’s a huge number of ways great decking can improve your garden and here’s a few.

Gives You a Great Outdoor Social Area

Decking is ideal for a party, gathering or barbeque. With its dry, raised surface, and potential for outdoor furniture placement, a great deck can allow for many fantastic parties and gatherings, all in your backyard. Effectively, it can give you your very own summer party venue. Decking is also great for dining al fresco, and getting some fresh air in those warm summer evenings, and getting together with your family for great outdoor meals, with all the space you need.

It Improves the Look of Your Garden

Is your garden a little dull and lifeless? Maybe it’s got all the beautiful flowers and vegetation you want, but there’s few places to sit down and enjoy a drink? Or maybe you’ve got a big old compost heap that was left by the previous owners and you’ve no idea what to do with? This is where decking comes in. Ideal for covering ugly, difficult areas in your garden, decking takes the worst bits and turns them into the best, while giving you a gorgeous and comfy outdoor sitting area. Because of the custom and bespoke nature of decking you can have it built to your exact tastes, and decorate it however you want to give you the beautiful outdoor relaxation area you’ve always wanted. Some ideas include giving it a lick of paint, some bamboo screening, some potted plants or some gorgeous outdoor furniture.

It Can Improve Access to the Garden

Maybe like us you have got older or disabled friends or relatives that struggle with the steep and uncompromising slope of stairs that lead down into your garden? Maybe your current route is slippery or dangerous in winter, and you’d like to make it safer for everyone? Perhaps it’s not safe for little ones, or pets? All these issues are solved with some well-designed decking. Decking can both provide a lovely seating area and space, and a safer route, steps or ramp, down into the garden, making it easy to get to for everyone.