Decking has become very popular with many homeowners for a number of reasons. In the past, landscape gardeners used it as a means to hide unattractive areas in a garden, but today it is used not only to enhance the beauty of gardens, but also to extend the inside living area to outdoors, where it can be used as an entertainment area.
Having a beautifully constructed deck around your pool is a great way to provide space for sun tanning, eating al fresco, or simply to sit outside and enjoy the peace, tranquility, and beauty of your garden.
Decking is made from a number of materials including treated lumber, vinyl, metal, composite wood, and of course, natural wood. Treated lumber is the most popular with the majority of homeowners, not only because of the fact that it is the cheapest of all options available, but also because it is the easiest to work with, as well, although it does not have a very long lifespan. Natural wood on the other hand, such as teak and cedar for instance, looks absolutely beautiful in any garden and, if maintained properly, will last for many, many, years.
Decking, especially the types which are made from timber, are also popular with many homeowners because of their ability to blend in perfectly with the rest of the natural look of a garden. With strategically placed lighting, some planter boxes, and the right outdoor furniture, a well constructed deck makes for a perfect outdoor entertainment area for family and friends, during those long and hot summer evenings.
Decks are perfect for improving the look of any garden, large or small, landscaped or not, as they can be made to any size or shape. If you are the type of person who is handy around the home, then with the right tools, enough timber, and a bit of time on your hands, you can construct your own decking in your garden. In the event that you are not the handyman type, then you can get one of the many decking companies which are available in your area, to construct one for you.