It’s July and summer is officially in full swing here in Calgary. You know what that means: long summer nights spent on the deck with friends and family. 

If you want to build a deck or add on to your current deck, then Project Landscape is the company for you. We handle landscape design, backyard landscaping, and so much more within our landscaping services. 

In today’s blog, we figured we would focus on what you should focus on when it comes to planning your dream summer deck. Keep reading to learn more about our landscaping and all things decks, and then contact us today to request a free quote on your Calgary landscaping.

Consider the Material

The type of material you use for your Calgary deck is of paramount importance. This will affect everything from cost to durability, appearance, sizing, and more. Some of your options include pressure-treated, cedar, spruce, vinyl, composite, Kayu wood, dura deck, ruba deck, and exotic hardwoods. Check out 6 Reasons to Go With Composite Decking, do your research on different material types, and ask us for recommendations!

Focus on Size

Next up: size. You want the size to be good for entertaining, your patio furniture, and so much more. Here are a few rules of thumb:

  • A deck shouldn’t be larger than the largest room in your house
  • A deck should be wider than it is deeper (for aesthetic and permit reasons)
  • Consider the size of your furniture, hot tub, BBQ, etc.
  • Think of how many people you want it to accommodate
  • Think of future uses and additions to your deck

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Hire Professionals

It should go without saying, but you’ll certainly want to have professionals on your side for landscaping like this. Even if you plan to do it all yourself and put in all the hard labor, then at the very least you should hire someone for landscape design to make sure it’s all you want it to be and more. 

Think Long-Term

We already briefly mentioned future uses for the deck, but it’s important to keep in mind! Here are a few things to consider:

  • Will you be selling your home in the future? What could increase property value the most? 
  • Is your family still growing? 
  • Would you like to add another patio, pergola, outdoor kitchen, or other addition in the future for a hot tub or more? 

Don’t Forget About Maintenance

Finally, don’t forget to consider what the upkeep and maintenance will look like. Of course, this is highly relevant when choosing the material, but the layout and size will also greatly impact the maintenance. Project Landscape can help you determine what factors will play into this.

Get Expert Help With Landscaping in Calgary

When it’s time to build a deck, add on to your current one, or simply start making plans for your future deck, you can count on Project Landscape. Landscaping is our bread and butter, and decks are just a small part of all the landscaping services we offer. Get in touch with us today to get a free estimate on your upcoming project in Calgary!