Asked on May 10, 2018

I need some ideas

Rosemary NAllison NewbySan1665880
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I need some ideas of what to do with this area next to the pool. Also along the fence line. Out dogs like to bark and scratch with the neighbor dog on this fence line. We were thinking of pavers to put some patio furniture on but I don't know what to do on the fence line. Thanks!
7 answers
  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on May 10, 2018

    Hang some baskets/planters. Fill with herbs, flowering plants, lavender to discourage mosquitos, mint for juleps.
    If theyre hanging the dogs (unless they’re big) won’t get them but they’ll be attractive. Do a color or colors.
    Drill a hole in a couple of corner of colorful tiles and hang them. Or decorate yourself.
    Although hanging them the planters, I’d be tempted to secure the bottom a bit so they don’t bounce too much from the dogs jumping. Do they make exterior Velcro?
  • Suzette
    Suzette
    on May 10, 2018

    Hi Karen, I would attach a 3 or 4 foot high fence with gate to enclose the area behind the tall fence. That would hide all that stuff. Some nice colorful hanging baskets would look nice along your fence, maybe with some colored spot lights for evening! If your dogs like to run the fence, leave it clear so they can get their exercise!

    What ever you decide, Have fun!
  • Carol
    Carol
    on May 11, 2018

    Maybee a row of boxwood shrubs and ornamental grasses
  • Sma24975250
    Sma24975250
    on May 11, 2018

    Larger stepping stones. Drill 1” holes in that fence (Like dotted) and place those colored pieces of glass in the holes to shower your yard with a rainbow of color
    • Allison Newby
      Allison Newby
      on May 14, 2018

      If the dogs are already scratching trying to communicate with the neighbors dogs if definitely not do this below 4ft on the fence so it doesn't give the dogs something to obsess about. But other than that great idea.
  • San1665880
    San1665880
    on May 14, 2018

    I would plant a row of evergreens, boxwood, sky pencils, shrubs or an ornamental grass such as adagio miscanthus to create a second faux fence along the fence line. Your dogs could still get to the wooden fence to play with the neighbors dog. In the late winter, January or February, you would need to cut the miscanthus grass just above the ground around 6-12 inches to promote new growth. Evergreens only need to be shaped when needed.
    • Allison Newby
      Allison Newby
      on May 14, 2018

      My thoughts exactly! Lol. It would cut down on the scratching and noise would be cut down a lot on either side.
  • Allison Newby
    Allison Newby
    on May 14, 2018

    You need something that grows fast and looks good all year long like an evergreen or about four spaces out. Fir trees, cedar trees, spruce, redtips, boxwoods, holly, something to make the dogs stop scratching so much and keep the neighbors at bay. The noise will be cut down a lot. Everyone will benifit , neighbors included. lol. You have a lot of space to work with but I'd definitely focus on that to preserve your fence from the dogs scratching , noise will be no problem in either side, added privacy personally. Good luck, keep us posted!
  • Rosemary N
    Rosemary N
    on May 14, 2018

    Rototill up the existing yard and plant a pollinator garden. Scatter wildflower pollinator seeds, water it, and you'll enjoy the myriads of birds, bees, and butterflies that come to feed off the flowers. Plus, you'll have a beautiful flower bed!

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