My townhouse basement has sliding glass doors that open under a deck. The exit area was unsightly. I needed a quick, inexpensive, do-it-yourself, and easy- to-maintain fix. Condo association rules dictated that I keep within the outline of the deck above to avoid impinging on the common elements.
The ground under the deck was mostly sand, not soil, and the area was shady for most of the day. There was also an erosion problem because the downspout was located under the deck. Here’s what I did to spruce up the area.