|Posted: 6/4/2011 9:18:52 AM|
our back deck sits about 5 ft off the ground. Currently, under the deck is dirt and weeds. It's complete shade, I don't think grass will grow. I want to pretty it up, but don't know what to do. Any ideas?
|Posted: 6/4/2011 10:41:28 AM|
I'm not sure that much will grow in complete shade. Even shade plants like hostas typically get some filtered sun. I'd look at putting in some gravel or even paving under the deck instead.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 6/4/2011 10:43:26 AM|
I agree different sizes of rocks can clean it up and be attractive.
Loc: not close enough to the beach
|Posted: 6/4/2011 10:57:10 AM|
We tried to get something to grow under/around ours, but no luck. So we just put up lattice and stained it to match the deck. Looks much better
Tampons. Not just for Xmas ornaments anymore.
Loc: Between Diaperland and Snotsville
|Posted: 6/4/2011 11:08:19 AM|
We simply put a border of grey bricks and filled it with matching gravel.
|Well Peas, I believe this thread has gone Thrusday.
"The Pot has not just met the Kettle, they are getting jiggy on the top of the stove." -Lanus
|Posted: 6/4/2011 11:12:14 AM|
I was going to suggest stones with a brick border between the stones and grass.
PEAing entirely too much!
Loc: Here and There, well...mostly There!
|Posted: 6/4/2011 11:15:21 AM|
My uncle built cascading raised planters under his and it looks awesome. The bottom planter is really wide and has pampas grass that grows up and covers the entire gap.
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 6/4/2011 7:02:38 PM|
River rock would be nice. I don't think anything would grow there with no sun at all.
2 Headed Tasmanian Pea
Loc: The Apple Isle
|Posted: 6/4/2011 7:19:49 PM|
What about ferns?
It was quite popular here to build ferneries in dark areas. I don't know what your climate is like though for that.
Baby tears and other such ground covers may work ok.
|Posted: 6/6/2011 9:49:00 PM|
I have river rock under our deck like that. It's been there a long time. Problem is leaves blow under there and the rocks are really flithy. So even though I got the weed problem solved, it still doesn't look great.
I'm thinking lattice is the way to go, then I can make it storage under there for certain things.