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Under trampoline plants?

Jarob24Jarob24 Posts: 16
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 frequentimage 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.


  • Abby2Abby2 Posts: 101

    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 image

  • 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?image

  • LorrainePLorraineP Posts: 218

    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.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,017

    Only been on a trampoline once - dislocated my knee image - most painful thing I've ever experienced, including childbirth - still having problems with it 9 years later - never again image

    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!

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    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!!

  • joslowjoslow Posts: 218

    Brumball what a great ideaimage

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