How 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!

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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. 

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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 put one leg of the gazebo into each 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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  1. What a great idea Susan !!! I love how you styled your new deck..the pops of yellow look great!!!!


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