Asked on Apr 11, 2017

I need ideas for gazebo anchors...

My gazebo sits on our paver patio with sand bags to hold it down from heavy winds.
It works but is ugly. I'm looking for an alternative. HELP!
  7 answers
  • Julie Titus Julie Titus on Apr 11, 2017
    1. I can offer two suggestions - one - there are these black shoe things that you put at the bottom of square legs. They're costly - about $10 each.
    2. Place your gazebo legs in empty buckets and add sand. Fairly cheap - but you can decorate the top of the sand w/flowers and you decorate the buckets too!
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 11, 2017

    What if you disguised them? cover them with flowers or paint them pretty- effective and inexpensive!

  • Kay Kay on Apr 12, 2017

    Instead of buckets, ask frends @ neighbours to keep there ice cream containers, a lot cheeper than buckets, unless you allready have some spare. You can still decorate them and fill them with sand or rocks to! Cheep as Chips in Australia sell rocks in bags, they are expensive. Kay Adelaide Australia

  • Ellis Ellis on May 09, 2017

    How about using those plastic planters that look like half barrels? Put the legs in the planter, pour all the sand in around them or, if they'll fit, leave the sand in bags. hen either cover with pretty pebbles you can buy in bags, or set smaller flower pots into the sand with trailing annual plants that will spread out and spill over?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 16, 2017

    You could make a square mold, put a leg in it, pour cement in it, let it set. You could use the same pavers it is sitting on to cover the sides and leave enough room to put in soil and use that room to put in flowers or whatever you want. Do the same with each leg. You could then use the same type pavers to fashion a few other planters around the outside of the gazebo to continue what is around the legs and make them blend in more.

  • Manuelfurtado Manuelfurtado on Mar 24, 2021

    what about filling hollow 4x4 post type with sand for about 80 to 100 pounds per leg

  • Janice Janice on Mar 24, 2021

    Get some large plant pots.. Place the sandbags in the pots along with some potting mix and plant a few petty, colorful flowers in the pots.