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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.