In order for your garden, large or small, to become perfect, it cannot fail to have a gazebo. Whether made of wrought iron, wood, steel and aluminum or synthetic fiber, the barnum pliant will be the most popular oasis for enjoying a cool and sheltered corner in any season. In fact, the gazebo has always been an important solution to complete the outdoor furniture of the garden, enriching it with an elegant note that is not lacking in practicality.
Once you have ascertained that you are not violating any condominium and municipal regulations with the assembly of your gazebo in the garden, and have chosen the material of the structure and cover that best suits your needs, you will have to take care of another sore point, that is to fix the gazebo.
How not to fly the gazebo
The ideal solution to prevent your garden gazebo from flying away involves a real installation of the structure through the use of pegs to fix the gazebo. To solve the problem, there are ready-to-use kits of tie rods with pegs on the market from which you can obtain both stability and safety in the most ventilated conditions. Without forgetting ballast (cast iron or fellable with water and sand) these kits are perfect for any terrain situation: sandy, compact and asphalt. The anchoring to the ground thanks to the safety belts with “crick” tension perfectly fulfills the required installation parameters of these structures with the maximum guarantee of tightness over time.
It may be that you are against drilling the floor or the lawn, to avoid becoming invasive with the surrounding environment. In addition, the law provides that the gazebo is not permanently anchored; otherwise specific authorizations would be required. So, to make sure it doesn’t fly away at the first hint of wind, there are several removable options.
Ballast planter for gazebo
If the dimensions of the gazebo are not too large, the idea of anchoring the four legs to as many flower boxes should be taken into full consideration. Considering the weight of the pots, earth, stones, plants and flowers inside them, a solid grip on the ground is guaranteed, and, in the hypothesis of the iron structure, the legs can be welded to the flower boxes.
Ballasts for gazebos
As long as the gazebo to be anchored to the ground is not too heavy or too imposing in size, there is the possibility of using support weights. These are concrete or brick tiles of different shapes, with an opening in which to insert the legs. Both weights are easy to find in DIY stores and extremely simple to install, but also quite limited in the maximum load they can guarantee.