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Fantastic Backyard Deck Additions

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The backyard is a place to enjoy the outdoors. It’s an area to take in the sunshine, the fresh air, and nature’s sights and sounds. It could also be a place for kids to play games or for adults to host parties. Whatever your lifestyle, the backyard deck is a feature that can make your yard much more appealing. If the simple rectangular or square platform isn’t cutting it for you, consider these fantastic backyard deck additions.

Built-In Seating

If you want to enjoy your deck to the fullest, you will need seating. Sure, you could add an outdoor furniture set, but is it the best choice for your deck? Built-in seating creates a moment along a deck’s perimeter or a particular zone. Built-in seating can also double as railing if you have a low-elevation deck.

Built-In Plant Boxes

Plants make any space more lively, and this is true of the deck. Built-in plant boxes are popular deck additions that give you a set place for your annuals, perennials, herbs, etc. If you have a knack for gardening, this built-in feature could flank your deck stairs or sit at other pivotal points.


A pergola is a shade structure with at least two columns and a slatted roof. The slatted roof allows more or less sunlight to come through at different times of day; it is also a great feature on which climbing plants can grow. A pergola could shade one deck zone or just a side or corner.

An Extra Deck Platform

Backyard deck additions include extending the deck itself. Have you ever wanted to have more deck space? A skilled carpenter, as you can find at Michael Bryan Landscapes, could renovate your deck and add an additional platform to it.

A Combination of Features

Why only use one of these backyard deck additions? You can combine all, some, or none, producing a fantastic result. For example, you could build a pergola along one side with a bench underneath and plant boxes on either side. 

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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