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The Deck of Your Dreams

Garden Decking

No matter how beautiful your garden is, without a deck it’s missing an integral focal point in terms of both looks and practicality.

A decked area is more than a handy spot for relaxing in the sun; it’s a point of centrality, a beautiful oasis in the middle of your lawn which surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers, makes what is essentially the sitting room for your outdoor living.

Enjoying your garden from the comfort of an attractive, timber deck allows you to really relax when it comes to eating alfresco. The appearance of your garden is improved and enhanced thanks to the splash of warmth provided by the deck and you can really go to town when it comes to furniture too.

Where to place your deck

If possible, decks are usually best off placed as close to the main access point into the garden from indoors as possible.

This means that in poor weather, when you most want to maintain the deck through cleaning and sweeping it free of leaves and water, you won’t need to traipse across wet grass or slippery paving stones to get to it.

It also means that you’ll find it very convenient when you’re entertaining and want to come in and out with plates or food.

Of course this isn’t always possible and if you need to place your deck in a spot a little further away from the house, this is fine but it’s a good idea to consider a roofed area so that the deck is a little protected rather than marooned in the middle of the garden.

How to make your deck into a glamourous and attractive outdoor living area

Your deck has the potential to act as another room; during the warmer months it can provide that extra space for entertaining or simply somewhere to sit and read.

Choose comfortable outdoor furniture and add extra lighting in the form of solar lanterns and fairy lights. This way you can enjoy the deck even after dark during the warmer months. Perhaps add a chimenea for the chilly Autumn period when you’re not quite ready to hang up your summer hat!

Lawsons stock a wide variety of decking materials, oils and tools; visit Lawsons today to discover more about how a deck could improve your garden.