Have A New Home With A Long Lawn And An Ugly, Rotted Wood Deck? Change The Space Fast With Custom Decking

15 September 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you have purchased a home with a large overgrown yard and a deck on the back that is in poor condition, you'll want to tackle the lawn care issues and replace the deck with a more reliable material to get the outdoor space you imagine. This is something that can be easy to do with the right plan and will add value and curb appeal to the property. 

Evaluate the amount of lawn maintenance machines and tools you have to see if you should get professional lawn service help to start the project, so you can properly envision the new deck.  Don't wait and do these things right away.

Hire a Professional Lawn Service

Grass that is months or years overgrown with plants, weeds, shrubs, and more will be difficult to tackle with a traditional push mower, or even with a residential riding mower. It's worth the investment and cost to have someone come with commercial equipment to help with the lawn. They'll cut the grass as low as possible, spray weed killer, clear out brush, remove debris, trim trees and bushes, and they'll trim around the property as needed.

Once the space is cleared, you can see how big the yard is, what plants are living around the property, and where you want to put the deck. The lawn should also be easier for you to maintain.

Removal of the Old Wood Deck

If you are removing the old wood deck and there are a lot of rotted, mushy, or moldy pieces, you will want to call a dumpster service. This way you can put the wood into the dumpster, and you don't have to worry about loose screws. If the wood isn't in terrible condition, but you just don't care for the deck, you may want to find a wood recycling center or put out an ad for someone to come and take the wood.

Consider Engineered Decking Options

Engineered decking will give you the look of wood, but a more durable product for your investment. There are some benefits to installing a capped composite deck.

  • It doesn't need to be sanded and stained over time
  • It can't be penetrated by pests
  • It won't cause splinters, cracks, or damaged chunks that can cause injury
  • It comes in a variety of colors
  • It doesn't fade because of sun exposure or weathering

This is a high-quality product that will come with a long-term warranty, so you know you're putting money into a material that will be very beneficial for the exterior of your home.

Take Time for the Perfect Design

There are many designs you can do with engineered decking. You can add multiple landings and different levels, an outdoor bar, bench seating, and more. Talk with the professionals and look at the options in catalogs and showrooms to be sure that you are making the most out of your space in the yard.

If you are excited about the backyard of your new home but the current landscaping, overgrowth, and damaged old wood deck are an eye sore, come up with a plan. Have a decking installation company come to help you with the job if this is something you don't want to tackle on your own.

Contact a local custom deck building service, such as Clover Creek Home Designs, to learn more.