Any ideas for landscaping behind our pool? No plants in the ground.

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We have this pool and I can’t figure out what to do to enhance the yard without digging up the soil and planting in the ground. There are pipes underneath the soil that we have to be careful not to disturb. Thanks in advance for your help.
q any ideas for landscaping behind our pool no plants in the ground
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 09, 2018
    Container plant assorted perennial grasses for your hardiness zone
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 09, 2018
    Use Clinker Blocks to Form Plant beds and fill with soil and plant up.............Or make raised planters on legs from timber etc..........
  • Ann Ann on Feb 09, 2018
    Container plants all the way. Either matching all the way across or a mix of nicely coordinated sizes. Then you'll have loads of options for tall plants mixed with trailing plants mixed with flowering plants. You could even put your planters in place then just put gallon size (whatever fits) plants in place for each season. Make sure you use trays underneath to catch plant water. You could also install a decorative lattice and hang plants or pretty lanterns from it. Lots of options!
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Feb 09, 2018
    You could also mount planters directly on your nwall, maybe plant trailing vines in them to cover the area. Just avoid cactus, hahaha!
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Feb 09, 2018
    You might have to plant while inside the pool, but that looks like a great place for annuals and bulbs. Tulips and irises, or canna or calla or day lilies would be beautiful. I would add permanent color by painting each section of the fence a different color, or painting a simple mural on the fence. Please take photos of the steps when you decide what to do. This would make a great post for Hometalk.com. Best wishes ☺️
  • Judy Mayfield Mack Judy Mayfield Mack on Feb 09, 2018
    Great idea! Thank you.
  • Dh_21085920 Dh_21085920 on Feb 09, 2018
    If you don't want plants that close to the water because of dropping leaves, why not consider putting down some type of plastic and covering it with colored glass? You can get beautiful half marbles at Dollar Tree - the blue and green would be particularly beautiful with the nearby water - and while it might cost a few bucks, it would last forever. You can also get glass "chips" that aren't sharp online that might work. I don't know what they're called. Good luck!
  • Judy Mayfield Mack Judy Mayfield Mack on Feb 10, 2018
    Thank you.
  • Lynn Kislin Lynn Kislin on Feb 12, 2018
    I wish i could post a picture of a beautifully painted fence with a scene of poppies. If you put plants in there you will have continuous maintenance with the leaves falling in the pool. I would at a strip of synthetic grass to cover the dirt
  • Judy Mack Judy Mack on Feb 12, 2018
    My husband and I are going to add pebble rocks to the dirt which has bark on it right now. I am adding a couple of trellises and potted plants along with a bench. It will be pretty when we are finished.
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