Geelong pergolas and decking

Decks are born to entertain all year round. Add a BBQ, some colourful pot plants, a comfy lounge, plenty of food and drinks and your friends will be kicking back long after the sun has gone down. As the cooler months creep in, crank up your fire pit and nestle in with a glass of red to go with your wood fired oven pizza.

A deck or pergola is usually what connects inside your home to the great outdoors, so it’s important to get the decking design right in your landscaping project. We can talk you through size and shape, elevation, materials, maintenance and even how to decorate it.

Despite what many people think, bigger isn’t always better. A clever split-level deck can provide different zones for multiple family members, while certain angles, shapes and heights can maximise views and sun exposure.

When selecting materials, you can’t go past Australian timber for a great deck. Popular choices include Merbau or Spotted Gum for their rich colour and durability. Other decking options that won’t need staining or weather proofing include concrete, aluminium or even artificial turf for something soft and a point of difference. Your budget and style of home are important factors when choosing materials for your deck or terrace and ensuring it blends perfectly with your landscape and garden design.

The finishes are what make your deck or pergola safe, comfortable and useable. Balustrades and handrails could comprise of yachting wire for a contemporary look, timber palings for a natural theme or glass for an uninterrupted view. Carefully placed lighting will showcase the deck and garden at night, making al fresco dining and cooking over the BBQ a regular activity.

Then on to the fun part – dressing up! You can play around with your deck décor to match your mood and the changing seasons. We can recommend quality outdoor furniture stockists and showrooms or stylists for some extra inspiration.

King’s Landscaping is Geelong and district’s leading landscape designer. Contact our professional Geelong team for garden design projects ranging from driveway landscapes through to pool landscaping.