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 for durability and beauty

This time around we went with Trex decking. It is a man-made product that will last as long as we need it and looks gorgeous!

New deck and 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. 

Solution for weighing down the gazebo
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 Solution for weighing down the gazebo
Next we filled the pot with bricks. The legs of the gazebo have a little lip on them that is held to the bottom of the pot with the bricks. 

Ceramic pot Solution with bricks for weighing down the gazebo
I filled each pot with potting soil then planted pansies in each pot. 

Pots filled with pansies to weigh down the gazebo

gazebo anchor planter
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!
Outdoor decking and a solution for weighing down the gazebo

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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. .