Plan your perfect garden now and enjoy it in the spring!

Plan your perfect garden now and enjoy it in the spring!

The current winter weather may not be conducive to gardening, but this doesn’t mean you have to neglect your garden entirely. Now is the perfect time to start planning your next outdoor project and creating your dream garden ready for the spring.

Some of these plans may be small, such as what new flowers to plant where, or they could be big. In this blog we look how decking and bi-fold doors could transform your garden and provide you with a beautiful space to enjoy when the weather finally starts to warm up

Delightful decking

Decking can add a beautiful focal point to your garden, as well as providing a practical platform on which to relax and entertain. If you’ve decided to install decking this year, planning the project now can have its benefits. Here are a few factors you should consider:


Where will your new decked area be situated? Will it need substantial groundwork before it can be laid? Does it need to be a bespoke shape?


Deciding on the size of your new decking will help you budget more accurately. It will also allow you to plan the surrounding area of your decking more effectively.


You may choose to install your new decking yourself. However, if you want to employ the skills of a professional, now is a good time to research various companies and book your chosen installer.


Decking comes in myriad designs and colours. However, it also comes in a wide variety of materials, from traditional timber to PVC and wood composite. You can use this time to research which option will best suit you and your garden.

Here at National Plastics, we believe our wood composite decking range makes the perfect partner for your garden. Created to emulate the beauty of natural timber, our wood composite decking is solid, not hollow, which makes it extremely durable, long lasting, and requires very little maintenance. Unlike real timber, it does not need any treatments or paints to protect it against the elements, which save a lot of time and money over its lifetime. It is also slip resistant, making it safe underfoot in all weathers.

Bring the outside in with bi-fold doors

Bi-fold doors are a beautiful way of bringing the outside in and vice versa and enabling you to create a truly indoor/outdoor open plan living area. They work particularly well with an outdoor decked or paved area, which allows your home to flow seamlessly into your garden, expanding your living area and providing a stylish space in which to relax, entertain or work. Again, by planning your bi-fold door project now, you could have them in place ready for the first rays of spring sunshine. Here are just a few things to consider:


Bi-fold doors are an investment so getting it right first time is important. The location of your doors is key to creating that indoor/outdoor living, so thinking carefully about where this will work in your home is imperative.


Unless you are a professional installer, we would always recommend employing the skills of a knowledgeable expert to install your new bi-fold doors. Sourcing and booking the best installer you can find now will pay dividends in the spring.


There is a huge variety of designs and colours of bi-fold doors available. When choosing the colour and style of your new door, it is worth considering the colour of your existing window frames and doors. By choosing a similar style, your bi-fold door will blend beautifully into the rest of your home. Alternatively, you may wish to match your door to your outside space, by choosing the same colour as your decking. Either way, think carefully about how your finished door will look in situ and how it will complement into your existing home.

Although you won’t see the fruits of your labour for a few months, by doing your research and planning now you can help make your dream garden a reality by the spring.

If you’re unsure of how to start planning your next garden project, call our friendly, expert team today on 0800 22 77 77 for advice and guidance

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