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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
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
My Under Gardener suggests cacti
i have a 10 foot trampoline with the same problem. i have daffodils,snowdrops, crocus, fritalaria, anemones, ferns, iris reticulata, primrose, lantern rose and other bits and bobs planted underneath. i leave the main metal structure in place and take off the black cover in autumn. i only put it back around Apr/May by which time most of the flowers would have gone over. Some of the bulbs have been in there for years but a few have been added to turn it into a sort of woodland area. i would try and take some photos morrow.
You could try lamiums ....
my attempt at turning the dead area under my trampoline into a woodland area.
Well done Franco that's a right good idea.
true. you just never know what will work until you have tried it. what i have done with mine is just move plants around fom the garden. i have sections of the garden which are invaded with crocus, forget me nots and muscari. all these are dug up and go in the trampoline area, so in actual fact, it's recycling and it does not cost a penny only a few aches and pains. lol
If it doesn't work i have not lost anything really.