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    Palm Tree Debate

    So we put in the pool and are doing the landscaping ourselves. We bought two pindo palms today that will be delivered and installed on 5/22, I'd like to put one on each side of the pool. Here's the debate - should we extend the existing beds or just plant them in the grass? One will be on the driveway side right past the scupper wall to hopefully help obscure the house behind us, the other will be on the fence side near where the red plants are for a eventually a little shade in the afternoon. Any thoughts?

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    I like your ideas for where to place the palms. The one where the red plants are totally makes sense. I think the one to block the house makes sense as well. Can I get a closer look at the area where the palms will go to answer your question about beds vs grass?


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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Tresiarth View Post
    I like your ideas for where to place the palms. The one where the red plants are totally makes sense. I think the one to block the house makes sense as well. Can I get a closer look at the area where the palms will go to answer your question about beds vs grass?


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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    I would extend the flower beds personally just to keep up with the clean and finished look. But that's just me. Pool looks good!
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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    If it were me, I would plant the palms in the beds as opposed to planting them in the grass - even if it means extending the beds. They are more protected that way. If you have a lawn service, I can almost guarantee that the would weed-wack around the trunk of the tree. Over the long term, that would eventually cause damage to the palms. They don't need any more stress considering that they are being planted in an area that is right on the cusp of their agricultural zone (from a cold-tolerance point of view).

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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Thanks guys - I think that's what we'll do, we debated it all afternoon while sitting in the pool! I was worried about the lawn guys myself. Guess I'll get more mulch!
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    Yes I vote for the beds as well. You could also get some rocks to accent the base of the palms as well if you wanted to


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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    I am looking forward to seeing your palms
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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by 737mech View Post
    I am looking forward to seeing your palms
    Thanks - me too! Next Thursday is the scheduled date but knowing my luck at this point, we'll probably have monsoon rains!
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    What size palms are you having delivered?
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    What size palms are you having delivered?
    Woody - for the life of me I can't remember the gallon size but they were about 9 - 10 ft tall pindos.
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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Mine was 7 feet tall and was in like a 47 gallon pot. BIG hole! 42" diameter for mine for a heads up to ya'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Mine was 7 feet tall and was in like a 47 gallon pot. BIG hole! 42" diameter for mine for a heads up to ya'.
    Thanks Woody - but I'm paying them to plant them! No way I was going to try to dig a hole big enough through all this muck, clay and rock to plant them. It's will be worth every penny, I assure you!
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    Oh wow... That's a big hole!!! It's definitely worth it then if it's rock and clay! Take pics!!!
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    Thanks Woody - but I'm paying them to plant them! No way I was going to try to dig a hole big enough through all this muck, clay and rock to plant them. It's will be worth every penny, I assure you!
    Smart! Those small Japanese maples I planted were a pain in all this muck and clay. So I can't imagine planting anything huge like that


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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Debate is over! They arrived right on time, planted the trees - even cut the sod and moved it to some of the bare spots we are still dealing with due to Mr. PB. Excuse the mess - getting a new roof put on as well!





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    Looks awesome.
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    It looks wonderful!! Love the trees!


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    Very nice!
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    Re: Palm Tree Debate

    Thanks guys! I'm pretty happy, they fertilized them and I watered them, dumped some mulch and watered a little more. He told me to fertilize them every four months. I asked if there was anything I should do when it gets colder....other than pray!! He laughed and said this past winter was really bad but wrapping them should help if it's a normal winter here they should be ok.
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