Three Reasons why you need decking in your garden

In our humble opinion, if you have a garden that is big enough for decking, you should get it.

Let us paint you a picture - Lockdown has been eased, small groups are allowed to gather in gardens again, so you invite your family or friends over, they go into your garden for the first time in over a year and they see this immaculate brand new decking as soon as they walk out. They can see the barbecue in one corner of the area, new furniture right in the centre of the decking and the garden just beyond the fencing. This, to me, sounds like the perfect way to bring that ‘wow’ factor to your outdoor seating area and show off to your family and friends. If that’s not enough to convince you, then here are three reasons why you should get decking in your house.

1. The ‘Natural’ look

Good decking blends into the outdoor colours of the grass and trees. This may be down to personal preference but we prefer the look of the natural decking with the surroundings rather than concrete or paving which feels slightly more industrial. You may prefer paving or simply do not have the outdoor area for decking.

When it comes to decking, even the most minor details such as blending with fence panels can make a difference. If you have painted your fence panels a nice shade of grey and you are concerned about the variety of colours in your garden, then there is no need to worry as decking is easy to stain with Anti-Slip Decking Stain and you can match the decking to your fence panels, allowing the natural flow in your garden.

2. Flexibility in your garden

Having decking can split your garden up but still has that flow to it. So, for example, you go into your garden and you step onto your decking. You have all your furniture there, barbecue, patio heater and any other decorative items plotted about. This is your lazy area where you like to relax, have a bite to eat and maybe a drink or two when you have your relatives around. As you look onto the rest of your garden, you have a few steps leading onto your lawn where your activities take place. Maybe a bit of boule, a little game of tennis or some fun little games that the whole family takes part in. Although the decking and your lawn are separated, it all feels like one massive area, but you can easily distinguish the atmosphere between the two.

3. Value and affordability

Decking can be a big investment and certainly one to give good consideration but once you realise that adding decking to your garden and a few other decorative items here and there can add as much as 10% value to your property, can you complain? This is down to the aesthetics, not only for the garden but for the inside of your home too. It almost extends your indoor living area seamlessly into the outdoors, the area from your front door to the back fence in your garden can almost be one.

So, remember for all your decking requirements look no further than the team at Wood Lane Timber Merchants Ltd. Call us on 0115 964 0888 or email

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