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Deck Vs. Patio: Which Is Better For Your Garden?

When it comes to upgrading your garden, there’s a lot of choice at your disposal. If you’re hoping to make the most of your outdoor space, you’re going to need somewhere to hang out. This usually takes the form of either a deck or a patio, depending on the preference of the person making the choice.

But, if you’re new to the idea of enhancing your backyard space, you might not know which option to go for. We’ve got the breakdown of each option’s pros and cons, helping you to make a definitive decision.
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The Pros & Cons Of A Deck
So, what is a deck? Normally, a deck is a raised platform that features a support system to hold it off the ground. It’s usually constructed with wooden or vinyl materials due to its nature. Typically, the idea of a backyard deck is to add extra living space to the garden, as well as offer excellent views.

There are plenty of benefits to installing a deck. In terms of construction, it can sometimes be easier to install a deck due to the nature of it. It doesn’t need to be installed on the ground, so more allowances can be made.

In terms of cost -- which I’m sure you’re interested in -- decks are often more expensive than their patio counterparts. This doesn’t have to be the case, as the type of materials used can dramatically affect the cost. But, in general, you’ll be paying more for the privilege of a more tailored solution.

Other downsides can come in the form of a slippery surface in winter and reduced longevity when compared to a patio. Don’t forget that regular maintenance will be more important with this choice too.
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The Pros & Cons Of A Patio
A patio refers to a ground space in your backyard. Various materials can be used by patio pavers, such as stone, brick or concrete. They achieve many same goals as a deck -- providing additional living and relaxation space outside of the house.

The benefits of implementing a patio are plentiful. In contrast to the negatives of a deck, patios don't require extensive maintenance on a regular basis. You’ll normally benefit from much better longevity when choosing this option too.

Installing a patio isn’t an easy job, and that’s where the cost comes in. However, as mentioned previously, it sometimes ends up a cheaper option than installing a deck. Ultimately, you’ll need to be willing to pay in both instances.

But, what are the bad points about patio paving? Ultimately, the construction requires more consideration and intense work. Reinforcement might be necessary in some cases, so this can make the job a harder task. And, of course, those who wish to take advantage of views from a higher vantage point won’t get they want with this option. Your patio is purely a space to relax and entertain on the ground.


Which is better? It’s totally up to you. The reason both options exist is because we all have different needs! Sum up your desires from a backyard living space, and you’ll come to the right decision.

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