You Ask, We Answer: How Should I Landscape Around My Deck?
Pick your plants
When planting flowers, consider making perennials a majority of your selection if you don’t want to have to replant every spring, or flowering bushes like hydrangea that will add height and color around your deck. Ornamental grasses and easy-to-grow plants like hostas can add a blanket of green, and with so many varieties and patterns, they can add visual interest, as well.
Mark out your border
Install your border edging
Lay down landscape fabric
Cover the entire area within the border with landscape fabric, cutting it to fit and securing it along the edging with landscape fabric pins. Now you’re ready to start planting!
Implement your plant layout
After all your plants are in the ground, give them a good drink of water to help them settle in. Follow with a 1-2” layer of mulch or stone, taking care to spread evenly and to cover any landscape fabric. Pro tip: Don’t allow your mulch or stones to directly abut plants, as this can lead them to rot.
Once you’ve finished this step in landscaping around your deck, it’s time for the most important step of all: Sit back and enjoy the view!