Garden decking is one of the best features your garden can have, providing a stylish surface than can be used to either provide a focal point, or simply to create a space in your garden that you can use all year around. It doesn’t matter how large or small your garden is, as you can tailor fit decking to suit any size or shape, which makes it ideal for all gardens. There are a few obvious ways in which you can use garden decking, however it is a feature that can actually be used for a lot more than people think. Here are a few different ways in which you can use garden decking and really get the most out of your garden.
One of the most popular and obvious ways to use decking is to create a social space/environment in your garden that can be used all year around. The beautiful thing about decking is that not only does it look good, but it is also very practical and ideal for any garden. The perfect way to enjoy your garden is to create a space dedicated to socialising, whether you add full outdoor sofa, equipped with a smaller coffee table, or you go for some simple seating arrangements that you canpop into storage over the wetter months, you can create the ideal space for you and friends and family to enjoy without having to worry about your shoes sinking into the grass!
Another very popular and practical way to use decking in your garden is to create your own outdoor dining space. There’s something really special about al fresco dining, and it’s even better when you can do it in the comfort of your own home and garden. Introducing some garden decking enables you to add a table, along with some chairs or benches, and then add items such as a BBQ, fire pit and other exciting features that will add to creating the perfect outdoor dining space. Garden decking gives you a solid floor for you to be able to enjoy the garden without worrying about wet grass, meaning you can enjoy it any day of the year! You could also look to adding features such as a parasol which would help if the sun was too strong, or even if it started to rain a little!
Moving onto some more adventurous ways of using decking, another great way is to use it for hot tub flooring. It’s a well-known fact that when it comes to jumping out of your hot tub, the last thing you want to do is sprint across the grass bare foot! Adding some decking to the outskirts of your hot tub, or even adding a whole area for you to enjoy, will really help make using the hot tub that little bit easier, and make it a much more relaxing experience. The practical thing about decking is that it doesn’t take too long to dry and won’t become damaged due to excess water, unlike some other materials.
When people think about the design of a garden, it’s usually beautiful arrangements of flowers, cute features such as bird tables or houses, and extravagant bushes shaped in all kinds of wonderful ways. There is however another great feature that you can add to your garden to add character, style and even practicality. Garden decking can also be used as a beautiful landscaping feature, from simple flooring options, to creating exciting features such as a garden bridge, flowerbed skirting and even covering up areas you may not like the look of. Adding decking is a great way of creating a stunning focal point that will add great aesthetical appeal to your garden.
The final way in which you can incorporate decking into your garden is by creating a play area. Decking is a material that can be cleaned thoroughly and dried very quickly, therefore making it ideal for use with children. Whether you choose to create a space to have a sand pit, water tray or even just outdoor toys, you can create the perfect space with decking, and not have to worry about mud or dirt as the little one’s play. The ideal thing about decking for a children’s area is also the ability to use it even when the grass may be wet, this way your children can still enjoy the fresh air and great outdoors no matter how wet or dry the grass may be!