We love the look of a heavily plant-focused garden at Go Wild Landscapes. However, what could be a better way to enjoy the verdure of the warmer months than sitting round the garden table with friends or family, enjoying home-made, ice-cool cordial on your new, decorative patio? Or perhaps an easy Sunday morning lounging on redwood decking, hidden in that corner behind the ornamental grass is more your style?
Wooden decking is a great way to form a seating platform in rural areas: natural timbers being an ideal choice to minimize visual impact amongst the scenic vegetation. At Go Wild Landscapes, we construct most of our decking using ridged Scandinavian Redwood or Southern Yellow Pine, for a more refined, contemporary finish. We have also used Cedar to bring extra, bold colour to the modern garden. Below is a brief guide to each type of wood:
Scandinavian Redwood (a.k.a. Scandinavian Pine) is a beautiful softwood: its muted colouration means it fits well with most garden colour-schemes, and looks perfect in a rustic, countryside location.
Southern Yellow Pine is a smooth, softwood timber with a soft, warm, yellowish hue and has been used as decking for over 75 years. It has pronounced grain patterns that add to its visual appeal.
Cedar is a classic, softwood choice for decking due to its natural resistance to decay and warping from a particularly high resin content. Its striking red colouration naturally ages to a pleasing silver-grey.
The wood for our decks comes from FSC (Forest stewardship council) approved sources, and therefore promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.
A patio can be a great way to add interesting design elements to a garden’s planting arrangements. When properly designed and executed, it can harmoniously blend into the landscape and highlight areas of interest. We have experience working with various different materials, including traditional paving slabs, Natural Indian Stone and Shotsawn Sandstone.
One of our most popular paving materials is natural, Indian Sandstone: this appealingly rustic stone comes in four colour blends. For extra interest, and to turn your patio into a feature, we often add details, such as reclaimed bricks or a green oak sleeper edging.
Another great idea for harmonizing the patio with its surroundings is to incorporate mini planters between the paving stones.