A deck lattice can give it a fresh new look. Lattice adds a light touch to landscaping around a deck. Planted with vines, it softly screens in a private space, offers shelter from the sun or conceals unsightly areas. It is easily cut to any conceivable configuration and trimmed in neatly to frame the edges. Use with or without a vine, and paint or stain it to match the surrounding decor. Normally, the size of deck lattice panels is 4 by 8 feet. The panels are cut with a circular saw to fit a desirable area. Attach the panels to the deck with nails or staples. Lattice deck panels are quite economical and produce storage in some areas and add a new dimension to the deck. Decks that have open spaces underneath are perfect for lattice panels. When cut to size, attach the panels to the outside floor of the deck to enclose the open space. This creates a storage area for water hoses, lawn furniture or garbage cans. Stray animals or pests will not be able to nest under the deck as well.
Install deck lattice panels to the deck railing and the floor of the deck for safety. This helps to keep children, plants and other things from falling off the deck. Install deck lattice from the railing to the roof to enclose the deck. Alternatively, if the sun is too bright on one side of the deck, install the lattice to that side. This cuts the amount of sun on the deck and creates a dappled look on the deck.