With the recent economic turn-down, many people are looking to their gardens as a way of adding value to their homes. Having a fantastic garden not only opens up the space for your house more, it also serves as an extra area in which to entertain guests or just to relax and have an oasis of calm.
Transforming your garden with timber decking needen’t cost the earth and it can provide you with an extra platform for entertaining or holding a barbe-que for example.
You should begin by looking at the area which gets the most sun and plan where you want to put the decking based on this. Good hardware stores sell a wide variety of different styles of timber decking,so it really depends on your budget and what you wish to achieve.
A raised area of decking is a nice way to achieve a separation between garden and decking and adds a clean look to the project. You should make sure that you have all the necessary tools to carry it out, such as hammers and saws.
Maybe you would prefer to have your decking in the shade, so from your observation you should know exactly the right spot to place it in. If you are looking to create your garden decking as a means for an elder relative to get some peace and quiet, so you may want to add hand rails and a ramp if they need wheel chair access. It is also a good idea to add relaxing trees and shrubs around it to give an element of privacy or perhaps a nice water feature such as a waterfall in order to add to the relaxing element. You could also look to planting a flower boarder around it with flowers blooming according to each season.
If you have a larger budget perhaps you could invest in the services of a professional such as a garden landscaper to totally transform your garden which would not only include garden decking but also they would draw up a plan for your garden as a whole similar to the way an architiect would draw up plans for a building or a home.
In effect there are so options for you to go for when choosing your garden decking whether it be decorative or simple, it all comes down to your imagination and the budget you are confined to.