Asked on May 3, 2017

We just filled in our pool... I'd like landscaping ideas.

CandaceKelly HowardC. D. Scallan


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 3, 2017

    What is you location?Can you send a photo? Do you have any specific ideas of what you would like?
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 3, 2017

    The world can never have enough trees. Maybe a cute little bench or a bordered flower garden .
  • Kelly Howard
    on May 3, 2017

    Some designated edging filled with rubber mulch is excellent next to pools and any type of palm looks tropical and is easy maintenance. Annuals at the base of palms can add any color pop you choose to decorate with and can be changed easily as your pool and patio decor changes. There are so many types of palms to choose from too. Sagos practically take care of themselves and only need low maintenance in the spring time when the get new fronds and pop up little baby shoots at the base. If you remove those babies carefully you will have an endless supply of sago palms in just a few summers. There are some that grow well in shady areas too that are more frilly and soft looking.
    • Mfbandit769
      on May 3, 2017

      Rubber mulch contains carcinogenic substances and doesn't let water penetrate the soil. I don't even touch the stuff.

      As far as palms go, if you love roaches, you'll love palms.

      That aside, I get so tired of people posting questions like this. No one can provide you with a landscape design without seeing your property, the orientation, soil type, and consulting with you on your level of experience and commitment to maintaining the material in the plan.

      Please consult a professional. the few extra dollars will be worth it (for all of us here).
  • Candace
    on May 3, 2017

    Whatever you put near your pool or hottubs outdoors , don't forget that leaves and debris from biological materials are hard to clean out of pools... Perhaps a container garden that you can move when the wind blows leaves around.
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