Garden Decking Trends

By Hand On The Hip - 1/20/2019





Decking is a beautiful garden addition. It can truly enhance the overall appearance of your outside space. It breaks your garden up and as a result it not only makes it look more stunning but also more intriguing too. If you are looking to breathe life and personality into your garden then decking is definitely a recommended option to go for. However, there are so many different decking options for you to choose between. How can you possibly pick just one? Well, this blog post is here to make that decision a little bit easier for you. Let’s take a look at some of the trendiest garden decking ideas at present.

Decking is a show stopping element in itself. It is something that everybody is going to notice. Nevertheless, you can enhance the feel of this via several different additions. One of the best options to go for is a decked pathway leading up to the main patio area of decking. This works really well because it makes the whole element look a lot grander. And, of course, it is extremely practical as well. When people go for pathways in the garden most tend to pick stone as their material of choice. However, wood decking gives off an entirely different feel. It is much more rustic and traditional. It boasts a more distinct character that’s for sure.

Another great idea is to go for mix and match decking. This is extremely modern and can make quite an impact. If you are struggling to pick what material to have your decking constructed from then why not pick two? A mixture of wooden decking with concrete and natural stone can quite simply look magical. However, make sure you pick a top quality landscaper if you are going to go for this option. It is so important to get the blend right if you are going to do this feature justice.

Aside from the two suggestions that have already been mentioned, another trendy option at your disposal when hiring deck builders is to utilise decking levels of different sizes. Not only does this look very contemporary but it also allows you to think practically because you can mark out one level for eating, one for lounging, one just for effect and so on and so forth. This option is striking and looks stunning to say the very least.

Last but not least, the final fantastic garden decking idea relates to using lights. This is the perfect finishing touch to give your decking that glamorous five star edge. Decking lights laced all around the outside of the area can look truly stunning. They dramatize the overall impact of the decking and on a night time they really show their worth, as they light the way to the decking area. And the great news is; this is an idea which can be used alongside any type of decking. Everyone can join in on the fun.

These four garden decking ideas are all worth considering. They will turn any ordinary garden into a show stopping one. The only thing you need to do now is start searching on the internet. Have a look through different pictures to generate more inspiration and make sure you find a quality landscaper as well. Here are some tips on the latter…

The first thing you need to do is make sure the company has expertise in the service you require. ‘Landscaping’ is an extremely general term. It can relate to anything from vegetable gardens and driveways, to commercial landscaping and brickwork. Some companies may only have expertise in a certain area of landscaping, and therefore it is important to check this out beforehand to ensure decking is an area of expertise. This information should easily be available on their website.

In fact, a lot of landscaping companies will have examples of their work on their site. It is definitely worth taking the time to have a look at this. This will give you a good idea regarding the level of quality and innovation the company can provide. You may actually gain some good ideas and inspiration for your own garden.

In addition to this, it is also worth looking for a company that has a considerable amount of experience. If you can find a landscaping business with over ten years’ experience you can be confident that they have the expertise you need. You know they will have provided their services for a wealth of different customers and thus they will have dealt with many gardens and many issues as well. If you go for a start-up company you are essentially stepping into the unknown. Being someone’s practise project can be far too risky.

You should also take the time to read reviews that have been left by previous customers. This is the best way to get an honest assessment of the service provided by the company in question. If the landscaping company you are considering has a bad name this will be easily notable. After all, there will be a wealth of negative reviews online, warning others not to use the service provided by the company.

Price is obviously another important consideration. However, don’t make the mistake many people do by looking for the cheapest service. If you do this, you are certain to suffer at the hands of a lack of quality. You have to ask yourself why the company in question is offering their service at a rate that is so low. Of course you don’t want to pay extortionate amounts for the landscaping service you require. Instead, do your research online and get a good idea for the average rate being charged.

To conclude, if you use this post as a guide, you are assured to find the best company for landscaping. Firstly, make sure they are experts in the exact service you require. Then assess the company based on their experience, reputation, and price. Do this and you can’t go wrong!


P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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