A deck can be a perfect location for plants -- on and around it. The advantages of deckscaping include softening the edges, adding colorful accents, organizing space, providing privacy, reducing glare, and adding shade.
Whether the plants are on the deck or planted adjacent to it, the introduction of a little green will help the deck blend into the garden and not appear as an object. Here are a few ways to add beauty and utility to your deck.
Shrubs and ornamental grasses enclose two sides of this small deck, creating a more intimate atmosphere for relaxation.
Nestling a deck into existing plantings softens its straight edges and makes it look like a natural part of the landscape.
Deck planters don't have to be limited to the inside of the structure.
This built-in planter creates a deck-level bed. When planning these features, set them out of the way of traffic.