Need help with planning landscaping around pool area
I live in Central Florida, and need help planning the landscaping for around our pool. It will be on the west side of our home, and will receive much sun. However, the area immediately around the pool will be within a screen enclosure. We have two large triangular built-in planters on both of the back ends of the pool, and also a two foot high raised planter directly in back of the pool at the water’s edge. The raised planter is a little over one foot deep and twelve feet long, and has a stone finish, and there is a three foot water curtain in the middle of the wall and just under the planter area (the water will not hit the plants). We are planning on planting a couple of large (13’-16’) queen palms on the south and west sides of the screen enclosure to help provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day. I hope to put my Zanadu (5’ wide dwarf) philodendron in the left hand triangular planter, and some crotons in the right hand triangular planter. I need suggestions for the stone planter, keeping in mind that we do not wish to plant anything that will cause a lot of debris so near the water’s edge. I also plan on landscaping all around the outside of the enclosure, and next to our house, so I also need suggestions for those areas, but nothing that is toxic to dogs. We also wish to add to the landscaping along our back yard fence (which is white vinyl), which already has a combination of Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthornes (in tree form) and Little Gem Magnolia trees, each spaced a little over nine feet apart. We live in zone 8B (for winter temps) and 9A (for summer temps). Any suggestions?
- 26 Apr, 2008
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