There’s nothing quite like sitting in the garden and enjoying a cold drink on a hot day. What makes this feeling better is enjoying brand new garden decking while you do so. A space in your garden that you’ve had installed – or even built yourself – can transform your backyard into a mini haven during the year, without even going anywhere. There is a lot you need to do though, to be able to create a professional finish in your garden, and in this article we’re going to give you some excellent pointers!
A Professional Look
You needn’t be restricted to the warmer months of the year when it comes to sitting out on your new decking. If you have used the right materials and built a raised deck, you can guarantee that your garden decking will have a professional look. Raising the deck is a brilliant way to enhance the use of the space in the garden. Creating a deck that is level and not laid on the ground floor makes a difference in the garden.
Decking is a multipurpose area in the garden and it can be installed by you, or if you prefer, a company can be hired to install your decking for a more professional finish. It’s a project that is materials heavy, so ensuring that you use materials of excellent quality and take your time over the work can mean that you have a professional finish to your decking. If you need to cut budget corners but don’t want to compromise on the finish, why not go for pallet decking? The versatility of the material is virtually endless and as it is a free or cheap resource, you will be better off but with a professional deck as a result!
Plan Your Design
It’s important to ensure that you plan, plan and plan again before you begin your project. Decking isn’t a small job and the overall design and size of the wood is something you’ll need to consider before you start. You can create a decking masterpiece, but you need to ensure you treat all and any wood you collect. If you buy directly from a decking stockist or hardware store. Untreated decking can cause rot and deterioration, and result in a lot more health and safety problems and out of pocket expenses than you think!
The surfaces of your decking materials should be clean, mould free and – importantly – dry. Bare timber can turn grey if left unused. Maintaining your decking is very important and if you cannot maintain it regularly enough you need to have someone else do it for you. A long lasting weather protection colour can really change the look of natural wood decking and act as a prevention to algae and mould building up, imperative for long lasting wood. Decking oils can also give you the professional finish you require for your garden. Your space should be perfect!