This is the other side of my pool house.My circle drive goes right by the pool house which we don't use iy that much but i would like to do something with it.It is on a slop.The drive way is in the middle where you see the gress is thin.So u can tell we don;t use it that much.The next pic is the rest of itThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Jeanette,
The rest of it.The drive comes right beside the tree roots.So come on girls design it for me please.ThanksThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Jeanette,
Tree roots can give a homeowner fits if it starts to invade areas around a pool. If the space between the tree and the pool is sufficient to accommodate them, fine....if not, consider how to prevent them coming any further.
It can get expensive if the roots are large enough to damage walls or curbs.....et al.
The usual is to put some kind of barrier to the advancing roots with material that will turn them away. Otherwise, its heavy metal or risk cutting.
A garden around a tree can be as little as putting numbers of potted plants there---annuals usually but shade plants, such as hosta can work. It depends on where the exposure is to you sitting poolside.
Cultivating around a tree can be difficult due to the roots always being in the way. But, careful digging it can be done and if you should cut a root or two, it shouldn't hurt the tree.
The roots, of course, will steal moisture from any garden bedding plants so you will need to water more. A layer of compost or triple mix, over the roots...as long as it doesn't go beyond 3" can make your garden so that plants will want to grow and not be affected by roots that might (probably will) come up.
A pretty rock garden would look nice in that area. That is sand I see? Is it shady there?
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Do you have a pic showing the view from up top by the pool fence? A couple more views of the side area from the front of the house might be helpful too.
First thoughts are a small retaining wall along the bottom of the grassy area. Fill in with colorful plants. Even a shorter level wall will give definition to the area. You may need to do two or three different levels to incorporate the whole side area.
Does your drive go from left to right in the pic OR around the tree that is showing in the second pic? Hard to tell with the angle.
What are your goals? Do you need privacy around the fence/pool? Is there a walk-way or side gate in the fence?
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IMO the driveway needs to be graded so it's level (altho can slope). Then it needs something for a surface - could be gravel or some type of paving. I'd do a short retaining wall maybe 2' high about 6' feet out from the fence toward the driveway for perennials/annuals. This bed can slope a bit down to the retaining wall. This could extend out to the side of the house as well. Not sure what to recommend for this side of the driveway - is it in lawn now?
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What about planting some zoysia grass in this shady area? It grows good in shade and sun.
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