Best Way to Anchor a Gazebo Without Damaging the Deck

This spring we put a new deck onto the back of our house. 
  New decking Trex and lantern

This time around we went with Trex decking. 

Trex is a man-made product that will last as long as we need it and looks gorgeous!

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outdoor furniture

Only problem was that neither my husband or I were too keen on screwing our gazebo into the new decking. 

How do you attach a gazebo to the deck with no damage to the deck? 

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We were looking for a solution that will hold down the gazebo we built without damaging the deck. 

So you know, the gazebo we bought has replacement canopies so you can use this gazebo for years to come. 

Gazebo with pot

That's when I thought about all the beautiful pots I saw earlier in the week at Tuesday Morning. 

I brought home 4 pots in grey that match the decking and stuck each leg of the gazebo into a pot. 

Ceramic pot

Next we filled the pot with bricks. 

The legs of this gazebo have a little lip on them that is held to the bottom of the pot with the bricks. 

Ceramic pot Solution with bricks

I filled each pot with potting soil then planted pansies in each pot. 

Pots filled with pansies

gazebo anchor planter with flowers

We had a couple of pretty windy days lately and I'm happy to report that the gazebo stayed put and the pots look beautiful!

backyard with overlay

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gazebo with furniture

gazebo with overlaypot of flowers with overlay

Update: The gazebo has been on the deck for 5 years now, all seasons and has never moved an inch! 
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .