This new, practical outdoor design series contains all you need to know to achieve beautifully designed outdoor spaces. Here Clare Matthews demonstrates how to build stunning decks the easy way, without the cost of calling in the professionals, accompanied by stylish photography by Clive Nichols. The book begins by covering all the essentials for planning and design, including assessing the site, choosing materials and creating shade, before moving onto the practicals of building and maintaining a decked area. A section on inspiring deck designs follows, which includes tips for creating an urban courtyard, decks for dining and how to tackle the poolside. Clare Matthews runs a successful garden design business and her own garden has been filmed by BBC Gardener's World and featured in many leading gardening publications. She is the author of The Low Maintenance Vegetable Garden, The Easy Fruit Garden, Houseplants and Outdoor Design: Paving, also published by New Holland.
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