Poolside Landscape Design

This was a big project, not necessarily in scale, but in coordinating all the different elements — design, plantings, fencing, lighting, stonework, irrigation and even dirt delivery — and being able to have that coincide with the pool construction and all it’s different phases.

The design phase began early. First thing was to determine how many trees needed to be removed. We also helped the homeowner determine placement of the pool from the house and ensured plenty of room was available for a large pool deck and the addition of a new porch.

tree-removal

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Next the existing wooden porch needed to be removed to make for a large, open deck made with synthetic wood.

IMG_0812 IMG_0482From there our landscape architect began working on a landscape design.

Landscape Design plan

Landscape design plan by landscape architect

Before you know it, it was installation day. We had the whole crew out, including our landscape architect who was not shy about moving things around more than once until everything was placed exactly the way she saw it in her mind. Oftentimes, what looks great on paper, changes when the plantings are actually put in the ground. There is always some shifting here and there until everything fits perfectly.

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Irrigation installation and lighting came next.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple, Hosta, Spirea and Fatsia

Coral Bark Japanese Maple, Hosta, Spirea and Fatsia

Drip line irrigation

Drip line irrigation

Zoysia Sod

Zoysia Sod

Heavy stairs

Heavy stairs

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Cryptomerria

Cryptomerria

The homeowner needed a subtle way to hide the pool pump. We accomplished that with Cedar planks and eventually, climbing vines.

Pool Pump enclosure Cedar fencing

Pool Pump enclosure Cedar fencing

Windmill Palms and Crepe Myrtle

Windmill Palms and Crepe Myrtle

Before getting started

Before getting started

 

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