Inner city living can often mean that your outdoor space is limited, but that simply encourages creative thinking on how to get the most out of your garden.
The Landscape Company recently worked on a project to replace a softwood deck that had definitely seen better days and was starting to crumble with rot. Most people would probably think that this will happen to all types of timber, whether it’s fencing, decking or cladding; and they’d be right, nothing lasts forever. Timber naturally has rot resistant qualities and will last a long time even if it’s left unfinished however, if timber is finished and cared for properly it can last for up to 40 years.
Unfortunately this decking was past the need of a little maintenance and needed to be replaced. The main challenge with this project was to make the restricted deck space feel as spacious as possible.
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As the decking area had brick walls at either side, The Landscape Company wanted to use a timber species that would contrast against the dark brown and slightly red tones of the brickwork to brighten up that area of the garden. The new decking also had to be built from a durable and affordable timber.
Southern Yellow Pine ticked all the boxes and its interesting grain pattern added an extra visual element to the new decking. Although the new decking area was fairly small, this project shows how a relatively small change can make a huge difference to your garden and it doesn’t have to break the bank!
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