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New garden designs for you to try in 2022

It’s the start of a new year, which means you can get started on those resolutions! Was yours to give your garden a complete revamp? If yes, you’re in the right place, here at eDecks we carry a wide range of goods to transform your garden. Including decking of all shapes and colours, pergolas and bars to suit your style!

Open up your garden with dividers

Adding dividers in your garden can make areas feel closed off but not if you make it work to your advantage. A decking kit with rope handrails creates a separate environment in your garden that can be designated for seating and relaxation, which is particularly useful in busy gardens like those used by children and animals. Using planters as a separator can also add much-needed greenery in a perhaps smaller garden and makes the division flow naturally.

Dedicated hot tub area

Love the spa but can’t afford to get there every day? Why not build a zen hot tub area and make your garden the ultimate relaxation zone? We offer a wide range of hot tub gazebos that sit perfectly on both paving and decking and can be made to fit hot tubs of any size. Not only that but our brand new hot tub steps match our gazebos to a T, so your garden can be a matching haven!

Pergola and decking seating area

Pergolas and decking go together in perfect harmony, which is why we sell them together! No matter what size your garden is, adding a sheltered seating area is always a good idea. Our customer Mia has matched her furniture to her pergola and decking to create a relaxing and private area, which can be hard to find in new build homes. By placing a pergola at the end of your garden beside panelling it offers protection from all sides!

Build a children’s play area

Once you’ve built the perfect zen area for yourself to relax in, you’ve got to remember to keep the kids busy! This custom playhouse made by our customer, Jake with our red cedar shingles on our softwood decking is a beautiful way to make your garden child-friendly without disrupting the aesthetics you have worked hard to create there.

Revamp your fencing

Fencing is the frame of your garden, so if your garden is looking a little bit dull switching out the fencing might be a great way to bring it to life! We recently launched some new contemporary fencing which you can read about here so we have an even wider range to match your style. Whether you’re in a new build home or an old Victorian terraced house, new fencing goes a long way.

Looking for the best deals on any garden items?

Check out our amazing deals here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Upgrade your garden with these easy DIYs

Around this time of year, it can be easy to forget about your garden. Here at eDecks, we think they need love all year round. So, roll up your sleeves and get those tools out, it’s time for some quick and effective garden DIY!

Shelf planters

Credit: Civil Engineering Studies on Pinterest

It can be difficult to find space on small balconies but these shelf planters allow more green in a tight space, making it feel more open. Plants can be especially important in cities where there isn’t as much greenery. Here at eDecks, we have a wide range of reject decking, so these shelves can be made at a low cost and without any environmental impact. All you need are some wood screws, a drill and a saw to cut the pieces to your desired size. This simple DIY will only take a few hours but it will leave you with a beautiful addition to any garden space – big or small!

Floating containers

Credit: Country Living Magazine on Pinterest

This garden DIY is, again, perfect for gardens of any size and make your fencing kinder to the eye. If you have ever grown strawberries you will know how they love to grow as far as they can and take over shared planters but with these small containers, they will stay a manageable size. Similarly, with the shelf planters, these boxes can be made from our wide selection of cheap reject wood and follow the same instructions: get some screws, a drill and a saw to cut the pieces to your desired size – and if you don’t want to use screws, waterproof glue works just as well!

Decorative gravel area

Credit: Amagard on Pinterest

Creating a zen area is important for gardens of any space, and it may not even require any building! At eDecks, we have a wide range of gravel and aggregates of many colours and textures. All you need for this simple DIY is two different colour gravels, some low maintenance plants and, optionally, some hardwood decking or fencing to bring the area together. Everyone’s idea of zen is completely different, so if minimalist isn’t your idea of perfect – don’t worry, our next DIY will be right up your street!

Raised vegetable bed

Credit: DIY network on Pinterest

Raised planter beds can be expensive, so making them yourself seems like the smartest option. We carry a range of discount sleepers, that are easy to cut and nail together and have a beautiful rustic look that looks fantastic in any garden, but this oak can be painted any colour! We recommend special sleeper nails for this wood since it is so thick, but the results will be worth it.

DIY jobs can seem intimidating but they are worth having a go! And with such low prices here at eDecks, the costs just make sense, creating things for yourself is much more rewarding.

Looking for the best deals on wood DIY supplies?

Check out our amazing deals here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most DIY projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Need wood DIY inspiration? Look no further

Here at eDecks, we love a wood DIY project. Our staff have come up with some fantastic ideas that are sure to get you inspired!

Check out eDecks.co.uk for all your DIY needs!

Sleepers bench

Our sales supervisor Chris has shared a great idea for our oak sleepers – All you need for this project is some of our oak sleepers and steel pins, it could even be completed over a weekend! Often these structures are set into the ground using concrete so they are more stable and aren’t stolen, but if you want the freedom to move yours around the oak is strong enough to stand alone.

Oak sleeper bench.

Get our oak sleepers from just £54.09 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/2035/35/95/0/Fresh-Cut-Oak-Sleepers-200mm-x-100mm-x-2400mm

And get the best deals on our steel sleeper pins here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/7297/35/95/0/Steel-Sleeper-Pins

Sleepers planter

Sleepers have a plethora of uses, like these planters. They are so easy to make you won’t feel like you’ve done any work! The only thing you need is our sleepers and specialist sleepers screws, cut down the sleepers to the desired size and place them together, drill the screws in at a 45-degree angle and voila, the ideal planter in no time at all. We sell a wide range of Ronseal products if you want to stain the wood.

Sleepers planters stained with Ronseal.

Get our oak sleepers from just £54.09 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/2035/35/95/0/Fresh-Cut-Oak-Sleepers-200mm-x-100mm-x-2400mm

And our individual sleeper screws are only £1.67 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/1146/0/Sleeper-Fixings

Joist bench and planter

Joist timber is strong, inexpensive and easy to work with. Not only does this wood DIY serve as both a bench and two planters but it looks wonderful too! All you need for this DIY is our treated & graded decking joist and our wood screws. Simply line up the timber in the desired place and drill the screws in. A fantastic addition to your home for a low cost and a little bit of time.

This bench has multiple uses.

Our treated and graded decking joists start at only £4.29 per metre here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/103/0/Timber-Decking-Joists

Browse our wide range of screws here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/657/0/Individual-Screws

Scaffolding board bench

Our sales executive Coral came up with the fantastic idea of a scaffolding board bench! We have a supply of reject scaffolding boards from only £24.07 and the legs can be made from old scaffolding pipes to give an industrial look or support beams made from our sleepers to give a more natural look. For the sleepers version, we recommend our steel sleeper pins to ensure the two pieces are connected safely.

The addition of scaffolding pipes gives this bench an industrial twist.

Shop our reject scaffolding boards are available here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/products/19790/251/836/0/Reject-Unbanded-Scaffolding-Board-(3900mm)

And our individual sleeper screws are only £1.67 each here – https://www.edecks.co.uk/subdept/1146/0/Sleeper-Fixings

Looking for the best deals on wood DIY supplies?

Check out our amazing deals on timber here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most DIY projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Chicken wire: your garden’s new best friend

Chicken wire has long been used for keeping animals at bay, but it has many uses you may not have even thought of! In this blog, we are going to expand your knowledge and maybe even inspire you to get some DIY done!

Chicken wire provides protection for livestock.
Credit: Jacqueline O’Gara on Unsplash

So what else can it do?

Chicken wire works very well in gardens and, as always, Pinterest is giving us great ideas. Take a look at the below garden ideas!

DIY Garden Trellis

Credit: Makers Corners on Pinterest

A garden trellis can set you back a lot of money, and it can be annoying if your plants don’t take to it – so why not make one yourself to save money! All you need is chicken wire, spare wood or pipes for the frame, wire cutters, thick gloves (for the shaping of the wire) and a staple gun. Firstly: construct the frame, then wrap the wire around the frame and finally, cut the wire and secure it to the bottom of the planter. This hack is simple but effective and it will look beautiful in your garden!

Garden cloche

Credit: Sharon Proberts on Pinterest

Cloches are an easy, effective way to protect your plants from animals whilst allowing them to still get sunlight – but these unique domes also look wonderful in the home for a vintage decoration – so whether you’re using them in the garden or in your kitchen, here’s what you need: chicken wire, thick gloves, wire cutters and pliers. Make sure you shape it around a cylinder so you have a stable shape and then snip with the wire cutters. Once you’ve shaped it, twist the pieces of wire together. Finally, take the unfinished pieces and round them off to create a dome, attach them together by twisting, create the handle with extra wire and you’re done! Enjoy your cloche.

Vintage style frame

Credit: Purposeful Indulgence on Pinterest

These indoor ideas are the perfect rustic decor for a low price. For this frame hack, you only need an empty frame, chicken wire, a staple gun and pliers. Simply spread the wire over the frame and staple it to the back and if you wish to add fabric like in the above picture, leave an opening at the top and thread it through, then staple after and you get a beautiful, homemade decoration, fantastic for Christmas!

Looking for the best deals on chicken wire?

Check out our amazing deals on chicken wire here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most installation projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

Make the right decision for your garden grass

It’s time to discuss the age-old question: which grass looks best in my garden?

In this blog post, we are going to explore artificial grass, with so many variations, it can be very difficult to decide which is best for your garden. This product has become popular in recent years thanks to its durability in all weather conditions, lack of maintenance and all-around fantastic look.

Artificial grass is commonly used in sports, thanks to its durability.
Credit: Jan Piatkowski on Unsplash

Which grass looks better?

It isn’t uncommon for people to say that artificial grass looks fake and unnatural in the garden, but many people have only seen it on a football pitch! Don’t be fooled – it comes in a large variety of colours and textures to fit your home – so whether you have a small space you want to open up or want less to maintain in a large outdoor area, it might be perfect for you.

There is such a wide range of grass products here at eDecks, we even have installation videos to make the DIY even easier!

The range of artificial grass we offer here at eDecks!

Artificial grass offers:

  • No maintenance
  • No muddy patches or damage
  • Lasts through any conditions
  • Looks bright and well kept all year long

Real grass offers:

  • A natural look
  • Good for wildlife and the enviroment
  • More affordable
  • Enjoyable to maintain
Artificial grass in the home.
Credit: Look Up Look Down Photography on Unsplash

You might think that real grass feels softer, but with the wide range of artificial grass, you can actually find softer thread types and to make it even bouncier – you can get a luxurious underlay! Not only is it less maintenance but if you suffer from hayfever it means you won’t react, so you can enjoy your time outside.

Looking to convert to artifical grass?

Check out our amazing deals on artificial grass here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most installation projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

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