Making the Volleyball Net A Bit More Lovely……..

We live at the end of a cul de sac……so we have a very skinny backyard and a huge side yard.  I dream of turning it into lovely walkways with a French potager and secret garden rooms; and adding a little folly, maybe.

But for now it needs to be a roomy space for teens to congregate, have cookouts, jump on trampolines, play volleyball, and have lots of fun.  We used to have a zipline that ran all the way across the whole backyard; but we completely wore it out a few months ago.  Our kids wanted to add a volleyball net for something different.

Now, I have nothing against volleyball nets…..but we didn’t want to permanently plant the poles in the ground; so, when it is no longer used we can easily remove it.

Handsome used 1/2 barrels filled with cement to anchor the poles.  This way we can roll up the net to mow, or if we have a function that needs most of the yard.  He left about 10-12 inches at the top of each barrel so I could add potting soil and plant it full of flowers.  Woohoo!  Way to go, Handsome! {He knew I needed to make it little more lovelier than just poles sitting in the backyard with a net strung in between.}

If you are running into the ‘wanting-to-add-a-volleyball-net-to-the-backyard-and-don’t-want-it-to-be-ugly’ dilemna….here’s how you can do it:

You will need:

2 – 8 foot 4 x 4’s

2 – 1/2 barrrels

2 bags of cement (1 for each barrel)

volleyball net

Here’s How Ya Do It:

1.  Place each pole in a 1/2 barrel and pour 1 bag of prepared cement around it.  It is a good idea to support the pole while the cement is drying with some small boards nailed to the barrel.

2.  Repeat for other pole.

3.  Allow the cement to dry…..24-48 hours.

4. Tie one side of the net to the top of one pole…….and after stretching the net to its fullest length, tie the other side to the other pole.

5.  Fill each barrel the rest of the way up with potting soil {My favorite it Miracle Gro Moisture Control}

6. Plant your favorite annuals and perennials in it!

7.  Play ball!


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7 thoughts on “Making the Volleyball Net A Bit More Lovely……..

    • Susan~ We use to do the same thing….it drove me crazy. I usually didn’t even make it through the season! ha! We are enjoying this a lot more….but it’s nice that we can roll it out of the way, if needed.

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