Something to put around the bottom of my front porch
Darla on Mar 18, 2015The traditional way is to use wooden or plastic lattice. The vinyl is more expensive but it doesn't have to be painted. Sometimes it comes in 2 foot widths, or you can have them cut it where you buy it.Helpful Reply
D & K on Mar 18, 2015I agree with Darla and you can also go one step further and purchase some fiberglass landscape cloth and install it first before putting up the lattice work. It will help keep critters and bugs from getting under the porch and the dark color blocks light so no one sees under the porch. It's a few dollars more but be certain to get the fiberglass cloth and not the cheaper nylon which deteriorates in the sunlight and doesn't last.Helpful Reply
Kathleen Potter on Mar 19, 2015If you was to go with natural look I would suggest either hostas or sedums. Both are perennial plants that require very ittle to no work at all. They both are very tolerant of all types of weather and if it frosts in yuor area they may die back and then regrow when the weather warms up again. I have used both and the best part is they do no attract bugs!Helpful Reply
Marion Nesbitt on Mar 20, 2015I'd either use lattice or plants. I would be cautious about using landscape cloth as I think you need some ventilation to prevent mold, etc. on the underside of your porch??? Screening might be better - would keep critters out - and fall leaves from blowing in.Helpful Reply
Katie on Mar 25, 2015Make sure you get the heavier lattice. It will last longer. I like @D & K idea of using the landscape cloth behind the lattice. You can staple it tightly to the back of the lattice before you install it. I think that's a great idea.Helpful Reply
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