The onset of summer means that now is the ideal time to carry out long-term gardening projects – not just the weeding and planting which goes on all year round, but something that will make a real difference to how your outdoor space looks.
Here Lumberjacks, who provide garden decking for customers in Ipswich, Stowmarket. Needham Market and across Suffolk, identify three ways of giving your outdoor space a completely new look.
Decking has the ability to effectively ‘open up’ your garden to all sorts of new possibilities. It will help level up any slopes and undulations, making previously inaccessible areas much easier to reach, even if you just want to use it as a form of garden path.
However, it can be used for a variety of other purposes, even if your garden is flat, such as an outdoor eating or drinking area. It extends your living space, giving you somewhere to relax outdoors. And you can use it as an additional part of your garden – plants can either be added in pots or containers, or built into the structure.
One of the big problems with decking is making sure that it still looks good all year round. At Lumberjacks we supply composite wood decking, which is made from 55% natural wood fibres and 45% recycled polymers. This means it needs little to no maintenance, unlike traditional wood decking. It is available in black, grey and teak finishes along with the appropriate fascia trim and clips so it’s very easy to put together.
If you prefer a more natural look, we supply hard-wearing softwood timber decking. This is reversible and available in two sizes (3.6m x 28mm x 120mm and 4.8m x 28mm x 120mm) so should fit most spaces. We stock spindles, handrails, posts and rope as well.
Landscaping Using Sleepers
Sleepers are among the most versatile of garden landscaping materials. You can use them for raised beds, steps, retaining walls – or any part of the garden which you want to separate from another section. If you have the time and the ambition, they can also be used as garden furniture, such as benches and seating.
At Lumberjacks, we supply a wide range of different types of garden sleepers, suitable for every use, for customers in Hadleigh, Ipswich and throughout Suffolk. These include treated softwood, oak hardwood and reclaimed pine. Hardwood is better for more permanent structures which come into contact with the ground – their higher density makes them longer-lasting. However, softwood sleepers have their advantages too, as they are much lighter and easier to manoeuvre.
Why use artificial grass? Well, it helps keep your garden looking good, whatever the weather – you may have trouble growing a good lawn because of the amount of sunlight, shade or rain your outdoor space gets. It’s an excellent way of producing a low-maintenance garden – you may not have time to cut, weed and water it regularly. And artificial grass is extremely child- and pet-friendly and avoids problems for those who suffer with allergies such as hay fever.
At Lumberjacks, we supply several different types of artificial grass - Glade C Shaped Yarn, Albion or Bracken artificial grass, all in 4m wide strips (the Glade C may be available in 5m strips on request). We stock adhesive and tape to make the whole business of laying down your artificial turf that much simpler.
Garden Decking, Sleepers and Artificial Grass from Lumberjacks
You can find all these products in our online shop, along with a range of other gardening materials, including fencing, gates, chimineas, firepits, sheds and summerhouses.