Keeping your deck looking good as new

Has your once new and beautiful deck lost its appeal and is now looking a bit worn out and in need of some TLC? Proper deck maintenance is the key to a great looking deck year-round.

There are a few things to consider when deciding the right time to maintain your deck. For example, an uncovered deck will need more frequent maintenance than a deck that is covered and mostly shielded from the elements.

Sanding and oiling will prolong the life of your deck. In order to remove damaged and splintered wood from your existing deck, it might be necessary to sand the deck before applying any oils or stains. The deck must be smooth, clean and free of debris before applying a stain or oil.

Once your deck has been properly sanded and cleaned, allow the deck to dry fully and then apply oil with an applicator, roller or large brush. If your deck is in good condition, one coat will do! For best results we recommend you oil your timber deck every 6 to 12 months. This will ensure longevity and keep your deck looking great for longer.

If you’d prefer to take the hassle out of maintaining your deck and let Iconic Outdoors take care of it for you, enquire below or give us a call on (02) 6360 1001 today!

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Excavator & Bobcat Loader Operations

We can take care of all the prep work for your backyard construction and transformation with excavator and bobcat operations. We use an E20 2T Excavator and 110 Tracked Bobcat, and can operate in narrow or tight access.

Bark Blowing

If you need mulch for your garden or soft bark chips for your play area, we can install it in bulk in hard-to-reach places to save you time and money.

Silt Fencing

For effective and simple erosion control on sloped blocks or areas prone to washing away, we do silt fencing with woven fabric and hardwood stakes. You’ll be able to create tiered garden beds easily without worrying about rain washing away plants, soil and mulch or barkchips.

Concreting

There are a lot of concrete options available to match your space – we do colours, stencils, patterns and stains so you can choose something that matches your taste, space and lifestyle.

Garden Edging

For a functional finishing touch that subtly structures your garden, try garden edging. We do steel edging (using mild steel, galvanised steel or Coreten steel), paver edging, spade edging and timber edging.

Lighting & Electrical

Lighting your outdoor space is only limited by your imagination. Lighting can transform an entertaining space and highlight your backyard features. We install high quality lights including dusk to dawn sensors for a space that seamlessly adapts to your lifestyle.

Artificial Turf Prep & Installation

Artificial turf technology has improved significantly, with a large range of realistic turf on the market. We excavate your space, compact the base, install sand and turf for a low maintenance turf option with a range of styles, colours and piles available.

Prepping & Planting Gardens

Can’t get on top of your garden? We can lay down the foundations for your garden to thrive over the long term. We do rotary & ripping hoeing, soil testing & use of organics, gypsum and slow release fertilisers.

Lawn Seeding & Aeration

We seed Fescue, Couch, Rye Grass and Kikuyu lawn. Our Hydroseeding method can assist with rapid growth and long-term establishment.

Water Features

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Fences

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Steel Structures

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Retaining Walls

Our expert team have built thousands of metres of retaining wall for happy homeowners. Using timber, concrete sleepers, stone, stacked block or Bessa block, you can achieve whichever style of wall you have in mind for your backyard transformation.

Decking

If you’ve always dreamed of building your great Australian deck for summer entertaining, we use ModWood Composite, Merbau or Stringy Bark decking to create a perfect pool area, entertaining area or verandah. No job is too hard – we do curved decking and custom builds.

Paving

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