Under trampoline plants?
Hi all, We bought my son a large trampoline last year and it has been a great buy. However, the grass has died directly under it and it is a pain to mow the other areas. I was thinking of sowing a wild flower area under it but am unsure as to whether the flowers would prosper due to the lack of light. We have heavy clay soil and live in Scotland - so warm sunshine is not frequent Has anyone any advice as to how to make this area prettier? I don't know if a gravel garden underneath with alpines would work? Thanks in advance.
What a good idea! Half my small garden is given over to the kids trampoline and i just assumed I had to put up with a dead grass patch underneath...
Watching with interest to see if there are any options
As I see it-nothing is going to grow under there -poor light-not going to get rained on-just a compete waste of money and effort I would have thought
Love to be proved wrong-would suggest a layer of bark or something similar?
We had the same problem (when we had a trampoline - took it out last year). The only thing that grew under it were ferns, which had self-seeded. There may not be enough light in the middle for anything to grow but I bet there are shade loving plants that would grow happily around the edge.
Only been on a trampoline once - dislocated my knee - most painful thing I've ever experienced, including childbirth - still having problems with it 9 years later - never again
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Can't remember who's garden it was, but i once saw on a TV gardening show someone had sunken the trampoline into the garden so it was at grass level. I'd imagine it's alot of work though!
It is full sun under a trampoline...not good for Alpines. I suppose waiting to see what self seeds under it might be an option. I would not spend any money on plants specifically for it - dead zone comes to mind.
why don't manufactureres make them of see through material..answer solved!!
Brumball what a great idea