Summer decking advice and ideas


Summers right around the corner and it's understandable that you might want to start updating your garden. Luckily, there are several ways to achieve the ultimate garden space, decking may be right for yours.

What Decking is right for me?

At first, you may be overwhelmed by the array of choices. The first thing you should do is take into consideration your budget, the type of garden you have, and what you intend to use your deck for.

Ground Level Decking

Ground Level Decking is the easiest to install and often the cheapest to buy. It's usually a much simpler layout, with no complexity coming from bannisters or stairs, making it a great starter Deck. Get hands-on with painting to ensure you create the ultimate decking you envisioned. 

Multi-Level Decking

Multi-level decking can really improve the overall look of your garden. It tends to cover a large area so you can customise the area to fit your needs. If your garden is sloped but you still want to install decking, multi-level decking will help solve this problem. Multi-Level Decking is one of the more expensive Decks, so it’s important to choose a wood stain that also promises to preserve the wood underneath, such as the Impra Profilan colour, to ensure your decking stays in good condition throughout the years.

Restore your Decking

If you already have Decking in your garden, you may be looking to restore it. The Osmo Wood Reviver, restores greyed wood back to its original colour and character. If you’re guilty of neglecting your garden in the colder months, this gel is perfect for you and your deck.

Bright Decking paint ideas

Colour makes a huge impact in a garden, and a brighter deck looks great in the summer months. If you are looking for colour inspiration, consider the colours that are already in your garden. If you have previously planted flowers in your garden, you can complement them by matching the colour of the deck to your plants. You can even add plants and foliage to your decking, this makes it blend in with your garden and appear that little more natural.

Whatever shade you go for, make sure that you choose a paint that can withstand moisture and offers your wood some protection - Our range of Garden paints is a great place to start!

You can view our full range of decking paints, stains, oils and finishes for your garden and outdoor decking here: