Integrating Landscaping with our Outdoor Decking

Dark stained timber deck and pergola overhead

If your backyard is making you bored, then it’s time to liven up your outdoor spaces with a stunning deck and custom landscaping. A deck can transform your home and offers the perfect spot to relax and entertain, while professionally designed landscaping and pathways provide the finishing touch to your home. 

From decking designs and outdoor seating areas, to pool and deck combos and deck lighting ideas, Zones Auckland Central are specialist landscape designers who can design and build your dream backyard.

Think About Shelter

Maximise the use of your deck or patio by incorporating outdoor shelter. Whether it’s to protect you from the hot summer sun - or summer rain! - including a pergola, louvre roofing, or even a simple shade sale on your deck is a great investment. This sophisticated outdoor living area in Remuera is a fantastic example of incorporating stylish shelter into your deck design.

Decking with stairs

Entertainment Plus

Ramp up the excitement of your outdoor living space by including elements for entertainment. Think spa pools, pizza ovens, a deck fire pit, a BBQ zone or even an outdoor kitchen on the deck. This cosy outdoor living area in Point Chevalier incorporated an outdoor fire and louvre roofing to ensure it was a great spot to entertain year-round. For more tips on creating a backyard paradise with BBQ areas and firepits click here.

Consider your decking material

Are you in love with the cedar look? Or perhaps you prefer PVC decking so you’re not worried about moisture damage. There is a wide range of decking materials including hard and softwood timbers, aluminium, synthetic PVC, WPC, aluminium and of course the classic concrete patio. Each comes with a different price point and list of pros and cons, so you will need to decide what suits your budget and lifestyle. For advice about the best decking material for your budget check out this helpful article.

Choose the Right Plants for your Landscape and Lifestyle

If you don’t want to be tied down to a schedule of watering and weeding, it’s imperative you choose the right plants and landscape design for your lifestyle. Choose drought tolerant plants, mix your hard and soft landscaping, and consider easy fixes to keep things tidy like garden edging. If you’re interested in low-maintenance landscapes click here, or you can find out more about choosing the right plants for your landscape in Auckland central here

Light stained timber decking with steps

Don’t forget seating

Make sure you include ample seating in your outdoor living area, whether that’s a dining table on the deck, relaxing outdoor furniture, swing seats, or even clever built in bench seating as seen in this deck extension in Sandringham. Think about the types of seating you want and speak to your designer early in the process to ensure there will be enough room and no one is left standing!

Get Creative with Planters

If you’re wondering how to decorate decks and patios, we’ve got just the tip! Make use of planters to incorporate colour, texture, and greenery on your deck. They also work well as a way to create different zones and can be a fun reflection of your personality.  

Dark stained decking with outdoor chairs

Work with Professionals

Whether you want a full backyard renovation like this landscape renovation in Stonefields, or just want some decking design tips from the experts, the friendly team at Zones Auckland Central are here to help. They work with you to create a custom concept that suits your needs and budget and will professionally project manage your renovation from design through to final delivery, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Ready to transform your backyard? Whether you want to know how to build an outdoor fireplace on your deck (it’s possible!) or just want some simple back garden decking ideas, Zones can help. Get in touch with your local Landscaping Consultant in Auckland Central Zones for a free consultation. 

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