All Decked Out: Landscape Design Ideas for Decks

Transform your deck into a garden getaway. Jumpstart your imagination here!
From: DK Books - Small Garden
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©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Private Garden Dining Space Created by Plantings

Well placed plantings help to create a private dining space in this small sunken garden design. Decking provides the flooring that can be seen from the house above.

Integrated Spaces

Two spaces, a glassed in conservatory and wood decked garden, are linked by a sliding glass door creating integrated areas to enjoy year round.

Broad Planes of Decking Lumber Used Around Pool

Broad planes of deck lumber are used around a reflection pool. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or a freestanding surfacing material.

Decking Grooved to Reduce Slipperiness in Rain

Decking boards are grooved to reduce slipperiness on a deck in wet weather. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or a freestanding surfacing material.

Deck Garden as Viewed from Above

An overhead view of this decked garden shows the different areas for entertaining and relaxing, all in a 45 degree design.

Raised Decking Used Above Tree Roots

A raised deck fits around tree roots or around a tree trunk with adjustments as the tree grows. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or as a freestanding surface.

Decking Lumber Ideal for Roof Garden Surface

Decking lumber is an ideal material surface for a rooftop garden in conjunction with raised beds. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or freestanding.

Aluminum Containers Form Walls for Rooftop Garden

Aluminum containers are double skinned to protect plants from intense heat on this rooftop terrace garden located between brick walls and chimney stacks.

Decking Lumber Used as Ground Level Edging

Decking lumber is used as ground level edging against a manicured lawn. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or a freestanding surfacing material.

Built In Bench and Table Best for Restricted Space

A built in table or bench is ideal for a small restricted space. Outdoor furniture should be an integral part of a garden design. The choices are endless, but make decisions based on the space available and how it will be used.

Circular Boardwalk Used Around Pool of Water

A raised circular deck gives a boardwalk effect over a damp area with a clear pool of water in the center. Decks are an option for a garden design where otherwise there is no usable space. It can be tied to a building or freestanding.

Hardwood Flooring Matches Wooden Picnic Set

Hardwood flooring matches this traditional picnic set. Built in furniture is an effective way to take advantage of space available. It helps avoid clutter and solves problems of storing furniture, since it can be enjoyed all year.