Looking for something to do around the bottom outside of my home.

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The outside is cypress and the house is on piers. I am looking for something to close up underneath and look good. too.
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  • Judy Judy on Apr 02, 2014
    I do potted plants in my flower beds and around the house. I don't have any photos, but I buy big pots and paint them. Any color you like, brightens up your flower beds or garden, I then plant 2 to 4 plants in each pot. You can put little figures in them too. I guess you could say I have a pot garden. lol However, when a plant dies or I don't like it. it is so much easier to change it if it is in a pot. Plus, you can put them in your green house or garage and save them through the winter.
  • SK on Elderberry SK on Elderberry on Apr 02, 2014
    Are you trying to keep it animal free under there?
  • Are you trying to use plants or other materials? You must be in a flood zone? It would help to have more information and maybe even a picture.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not flood zone, just want something to keep anials out but all so decorative. Do not want brick, but maybe something that looks like stone but not with the big price.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not flood zone, just want something to keep anials out but all so decorative. Do not want brick, but maybe something that looks like stone but not with the big price.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not flood zone, just want something to keep anials out but all so decorative. Do not want brick, but maybe something that looks like stone but not with the big price.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not for flood, just like the look. I don't want brick, maybe something creative to look like brick or stone. Would like to keep the animals out.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not for flood, just like the look. I don't want brick, maybe something creative to look like brick or stone. Would like to keep the animals out.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Not for flood, just like the look. I don't want brick, maybe something creative to look like brick or stone. Would like to keep the animals out.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 07, 2014
    Sorry about the repeats, don't know what is going on ?
  • What about using lattice or even a wood frame with wire and grow vines? There are evergreen vines if you are in your zone of 8a. I would think about even mixing and matching with Clematis, Jasmine, Passion vine (go to your local garden center and see what vines they have in). As for looking like stone, that could accomplished by even building a rock wall part way up and using the lattice the rest of the way up. Dry stacking flat or fairly flat rocks is not hard to do but it can be time consuming but will be worth it for the look. Are you in an area where you can walk and pick up rocks? Rocks are not that expensive if you can go go to the quarry with a truck. I hope this gives you a start to more ideas. Good luck
    • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 08, 2014
      @The Garden Frog with C Renee Alot of people use the lattice, really doesn't appeal to me. As far as the plants, would be pretty in spring or summer, but not other times.
  • Karen Cooper Karen Cooper on Apr 08, 2014
    No rocks. I have seen sone panels around some houses that look like rocks or stone, but haven't been able to find them.
    • @Karen Cooper there is faux rock used for outdoor kitchens that you may want to check out. I believe it is a manmade stone and is for a facade on homes and projects such fireplaces, etc.
  • Kathryn Denny Kathryn Denny on Oct 11, 2015
    I junked a bunch of old picket fence panels and I am using the pickets to cover the open area under my porch I use the gothic top down to where I measure I should cut it and nail gun it on so it looks like s small fence. I plan to paint it white when I paint my porch and house next spring. It is very cute and a good back drop for landscaping.
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