The space under a bridge can usually cause several problems. First, the overall appearance can be detrimental if the area below is not properly laid out. Weeds can grow and thrive and the area can look very wild. Second, erosion can often occur under bridges and cause problems with basement leaks and water problems. Landscaping under a terrace can solve these problems and help improve the overall attractiveness of the house. Remove any leaves under the terrace. Weeds and other foliage are generally present in these areas.
Pull out any weeds and pick up any other debris that might be under the bridge. Do not use a herbicide to control weeds. Arrange landscape materials on the floor. This prevents additional weed growth and ensures a clean space under the deck that doesn’t appear to be overgrown. Cut the landscape material to size and leave an extra inch or two of the fabric against the house. Otherwise, the weeds will grow in the space between the foundation and the fabric.
Under Deck Landscaping Ideas
Choose plants that like shade. Even if the area under the bridge appears dark, it still receives a little light. Plants that thrive in this environment are hostas, coleus for deciduous plants and impatiens, and begonias for flowering plants. These can be mixed to create a visually appealing area under your terrace. Cut holes for the plants in the landscaping. The holes should be big enough for the plant to grow, but not too big for the weeds to bloom.
It is important to look at the information provided with your plants to determine how far they should be planted before cutting these holes. Follow the planting instructions on these plant labels. Place the plants in their holes. Plants should be planted to the depth of the pot in which they come from the greenhouse or the plant shop. Water the soil and fertilize it if necessary. Then water according to the information of your plants.
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