Updated October 6th 2023
Just a quick update on our swimming pool landscape project from last year. Here are some photos of the estate a little more than a year later. The plantings are maturing nicely. The Foxtail palm is about 7′ taller. The split-leaf philodendrons surrounding the base are taking off. The shrubs now fill in the perimeter up to the chair rail. The Christmas palms are not a lot taller but have filled out nicely in circumference. The grass filled back in with just a little seed here and there. and the whole thing feels tropical and natural.
Original post in July 2022
Not long ago in our series about swimming pool landscape Garrett Property Management and Landscaping, posted about a homeowner we helped to remove a section of HOA fencing along the back side of their property. The purpose was to allow access so a Vero Beach Pool Company could gain access to install a new swimming pool and pool enclosure. Anyone who has ever installed a new swimming pool knows that the process is very hard on the existing landscape, plus a new yard design is often necessary to take advantage of the new swimming pool deck area.
Our last post featured a project to install a concrete sports court out behind the enclosure. Once we completed the new sports court, Garrett Property Management was able to return and address a couple more elements of the new swimming pool landscape plan.
Original January 2022 article begins here:
The next order of business was to contour some planting beds around the three open sides of the pool enclosure and plant a hedge to replace the bare dirt left by the pool contractor. The homeowner specified a generous 30” planing bed contoured to keep water accumulation away from the edge of the pool deck. Across the rear of the enclosure, the bed was bowed out to about 72″ to allow room for a good-sized fox-tail palm.
The county requires all rainwater falling on the lot to be conducted to the front of the lot via swales so another swale was carved about 12′ away from the pool deck that would guide runoff to the original swales between homes that were provided by the homebuilder.
In addition, to provide privacy and sound absorption, a row of Areca palms was planted along the rear fence and east side of the lot. Arica palms grow fast so smaller palms were planted to meet the client’s budget. They will sprout up before they know it.
Swimming pool landscape gallery
Here is a gallery of pictures to document the process
Garrett Property Management swimming pool landscape project – Update March, 2023