Last spring my wife won a free landscape plan from a local company. At the time we had a sodded back yard and that's it. Since it was free we had them go all out and do up a long term plan for the backyard. Within this plan we asked for a pool which we did not think would happen for a couple years.
Well, we ended up with a pool at the end of last summer.
We like the look of the plan we were given, but some of the plant choices are not something we want. We can't go back a year later now and ask to switch plants out - IMO that's cheezy.
Our pool is also closer to the fence line then what was initially put in the landscape plan.
In our real back yard we have 3 feet of concrete around the top and right side of the pool. The top and right side of the pool are 5 feet off the fence as per by-law. That doesn't leave nearly as much space as in the drawn up plan.
Secondly, the grade of the lawn at the top and left side of the pool/patio is above the pool deck (6-8" at the highest). However, the grade falls below the patio at the right side. So another problem I don't want to have is water draining into the pool when it rains so I have to be careful especially with the limited space at the top. Likely I will do some sort of retaining wall up there, but then I will only be left with under 1 foot for any plantings.
Do you guys have any suggestions for plants to be swapped out if this was your backyard.
We are not dead set on any of the ones in this plan.
We reside in Ontario, Canada so palm tress won't fit