Surprising Benefits Of Adding Decking To Your Garden!

At this time of year, most of us are looking for ways to make our garden look beautiful. To get the best effect, it's important to utilise the space well regardless of how big or small your garden is. A lot of landscapers recommend adding decking to the garden to make it look fantastic, here's why it's a great option and some of the surprising benefits!

It’s a great area for outdoor dining 
One great benefit of adding decking to your garden is that makes a perfect patio area for outdoor dining. It gives you somewhere safe and sturdy to put an outdoor seating area and although it's  technically off the ground it can support huge amounts of weight. So you don't have to worry about it breaking, even if you have a party with lots of guests! 

It’s easy to maintain 
Another surprising benefit of adding decking to your garden is that it’s easy to maintain. Timber decking doesnt actually doesn’t require much maintenance at all over its lifetime. As this feature reveals, you will only have to polish the wood once or twice a year with some UV inhibitor which will ensure the sun doesn’t ruin the wood. This will also prevent any mould or bacteria growing on the wood too. You need to decide whether you want to fit the decking yourself, or hire a company to do it although this is a more expensive option. If you're handy or know anyone that is, you could buy the timber yourself from a supplier such as George Hill Timber merchants, and turn it into a DIY project.

It can add value to your property 
Another huge bonus for adding decking to your garden is that it can add value to your property. Improving the garden is one of the most important things to do when you want to increase value to your home, and you could add up to two percent on your home’s value just from adding decking. A lot of potential buyers will find decking appealing, as long as it has been fitted and maintained well.

It can make your garden look bigger 
Another surprising benefit of adding decking to your garden is that will make your garden look bigger than it actually is. This is particularly handy for people with a smaller gardens, as it can make even a small space look really impressive. You should also consider how you lay the decking as it can affect how big the garden looks. As this feature reveals, using curves and angles can also add depth to a space. It will make your garden look wider and more beautiful. It can be time consuming, but it will look fantastic when it’s done.

It’s great for special occasions 
A decked area is ideal for special occasions, and is great for hosting barbeques and parties on. It's a sturdy area to set up a buffet table, and as it’s lifted from the floor, it’s like a stage and will enable everyone in the garden to have a great view. As it's elevated from the ground there's no worry about guests getting muddy feet too. 

It’s great next to a pool or pond
Not just for patio areas, another surprising benefit of adding decking to your garden is that it looks great next to a pool or a pond. Along with some sun loungers to relax on, it gives a really great looking area to your garden and helps to create another defined space. You can find out some more benefits and negatives of adding decking to your garden on this site