Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 32 of 32

Thread: Landscaping

  1. Back To Top    #21


    TFP Guide
    YippeeSkippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia
    Posts
    5,072

    Re: Landscaping

    Darn it all! I.M.P.A.T.I.E.N.S. !!! I keep typing impatients by mistake.

    <Yip goes to the corner and repeats the proper spelling of Impatiens 100 times>

    Yippee
    Maddie- TFP Guide. 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

  2. Back To Top    #22

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Houston tx
    Posts
    2,380

    Re: Landscaping

    TM, you could put azalea bushes in your front yard.
    Marla
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

  3. Back To Top    #23
    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    21,850

    Re: Landscaping

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Darn it all! I.M.P.A.T.I.E.N.S. !!! I keep typing impatients by mistake.

    <Yip goes to the corner and repeats the proper spelling of Impatiens 100 times>

    Yippee
    LOL you KNOW what you will write at work now though!!!!!



    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

  4. Back To Top    #24

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NE/Pa
    Posts
    245

    Re: Landscaping

    yes to thorns. the drifts are very very very thorny. no big deal though. i don't deadhead them throughout the season. they self clean. i shape as i want throughout season, but do my big cut backs in feb/marchish up here.

    - - - Updated - - -

    i deal with a local nursery my grandfather and father bought from when they had the business and i buy all my "different" kinda stuff from a local place that brings in most of thier stuff from NJ and Conn.
    35x23/20 free form concrete pool with 3.5-6 feet water. approx. 24,200 gallons. 2 skimmers, 2 returns, floor drain, floor return, all home run. all 2 inch solid. dedicated suction cleaning line. 1.5 inch solid. diamond brite plaster. all pentair equipment. heater is master temp 300,000 BTU. de filter 60. pump inteliflo 3.0 VS. swg ic40. 3 globrite LED lights. easy touch 4 with screen logic.

  5. Back To Top    #25

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NE/Pa
    Posts
    245

    Re: Landscaping

    you know what's a great low growing that spreads out nicely. roseanne geranium. the perennial, not the annual. i have a 20' run that lines my front porch that has the little limes in the back. then pink drifts in the next row with fewer number and then the roseanne's which are purple in the front row. they spread out and cover al lthe bare area between the drifts if any and to the sidewalk.

    when i do my landscaping for the pool i'm going to do the same thing with mass groupings of daylilies to break things up.

    we just went to to the flower show in phili 2 weeks ago and i saw alot of vibrunum. i used to have a bunch of them and might try to find a few nicer colors for an area.

    - - - Updated - - -

    i thought of one more thing. if you start to use more coneflowers you have to remember to not let them seed cause the hybrids will seed and you will end up with all magnus for new growth which will choke out ur 20 dollar coneflower. got to cut em back before they seed. don't leave them for the birds for the winter.
    35x23/20 free form concrete pool with 3.5-6 feet water. approx. 24,200 gallons. 2 skimmers, 2 returns, floor drain, floor return, all home run. all 2 inch solid. dedicated suction cleaning line. 1.5 inch solid. diamond brite plaster. all pentair equipment. heater is master temp 300,000 BTU. de filter 60. pump inteliflo 3.0 VS. swg ic40. 3 globrite LED lights. easy touch 4 with screen logic.

  6. Back To Top    #26


    TFP Guide

    bmoreswim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Central MD
    Posts
    2,876

    Re: Landscaping

    Ditto on the perennial geranium. Great ground cover. But can it take full sun in the south?

    Big Blue liriope is a excellent groundcover as well. Just needs an annual shearing with the mower or string trimmer.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. Saltwater w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, salt cell, automation) View Our Build
    Coverstar automatic pool cover | StoneMakers concrete retaining wall and decking
    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

  7. Back To Top    #27
    twinkiesmommy2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Cypress
    Posts
    1,670

    Re: Landscaping

    Such great things to look into! I probably need to avoid anything that I need to watch for seeding. We're not very structured and knowing us we'd totally miss the window and end up with the Magnus (?) thing choking the other plants. Lol

    Jim, do you have pictures of your landscaping that shows how the plants look in the landscape? I'm seeing so many beautiful ones close up but none that show me what they look like in a yard.

    Going to look at azalea bushes, geranium, and big blue right now!


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

  8. Back To Top    #28
    twinkiesmommy2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Cypress
    Posts
    1,670

    Re: Landscaping

    Azalea is out. Our spot gets too much sun. I like the Rozanne Geranium but it says zones 5-8 and we're in 9. The blue liriope might be nice to around our trees at a later date!




    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

  9. Back To Top    #29

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NE/Pa
    Posts
    245

    Re: Landscaping

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Ditto on the perennial geranium. Great ground cover. But can it take full sun in the south?

    Big Blue liriope is a excellent groundcover as well. Just needs an annual shearing with the mower or string trimmer.
    mine gets full sun for over 12 hrs each day and even with 90 plus days it handles itself. i just water them each morning very early. without water each day forget it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by twinkiesmommy2009 View Post
    Such great things to look into! I probably need to avoid anything that I need to watch for seeding. We're not very structured and knowing us we'd totally miss the window and end up with the Magnus (?) thing choking the other plants. Lol

    Jim, do you have pictures of your landscaping that shows how the plants look in the landscape? I'm seeing so many beautiful ones close up but none that show me what they look like in a yard.

    Going to look at azalea bushes, geranium, and big blue right now!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    i'll have to pull some. i tend to shoot detailed shots to practice for my portraits. i do have some. I'll pull them tonight. some might be older when they were younger.

    i just checked i have some on my active hard drive in lightroom right now. i'll put them up on the web and link it here when i do it tonight at some point.

    don't worry about the seeding issue. it's literally mindless. when the last flower is spent or they look too crappy for your liking and go out and cut em to the ground. period. easy as that. they won't seed till later in the season. they will only choke off the parent plant. not other stuff. and even if it happened first year when the come up pull them and u are good. one year won't do it. but there is no way it will happen if you chop em down when the y start t die back. to go to seed it takes weeks.

    i just said it cause i didn't even know the first year when i got them. my father told me. i didn't know they all came from the magnus version and something else.

    i have some crazy looking ones don't I. that one that is a double bloom on top of each other. pink poodle is awesome.
    35x23/20 free form concrete pool with 3.5-6 feet water. approx. 24,200 gallons. 2 skimmers, 2 returns, floor drain, floor return, all home run. all 2 inch solid. dedicated suction cleaning line. 1.5 inch solid. diamond brite plaster. all pentair equipment. heater is master temp 300,000 BTU. de filter 60. pump inteliflo 3.0 VS. swg ic40. 3 globrite LED lights. easy touch 4 with screen logic.

  10. Back To Top    #30

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NE/Pa
    Posts
    245

    Re: Landscaping

    ah i got nothing full frame. all i have is some double pink knock outs pushing their first set of blooms for the season and my wine & roses doing their first push also. I tend to shoot closeup detail like i said. this season i'll have to take some wide shots, but to tell you the truth at this point i have all my side of the house and my entire back yard ripped out and piled to be taken away. i'm kinda sick about it, but it all had to go.

    IMG_8210 by Jim, on Flickr

    knock outs double pink. this was early in season. i don't even have my mulch down yet. i'm still bare dirt cause i cleaned out everything that fall before for all new cedar mulch.

    IMG_8829 by Jim, on Flickr

    wine & roses doing their thing. these things push a crazy amount of blooms if you hack em back right after the first push. you are rewarded the following season. i don't mind taking them back hard cause i have cone flowers, phlox, and day lilies that surround them to pretty much cover them up while they grow back during the summer.

    jim
    35x23/20 free form concrete pool with 3.5-6 feet water. approx. 24,200 gallons. 2 skimmers, 2 returns, floor drain, floor return, all home run. all 2 inch solid. dedicated suction cleaning line. 1.5 inch solid. diamond brite plaster. all pentair equipment. heater is master temp 300,000 BTU. de filter 60. pump inteliflo 3.0 VS. swg ic40. 3 globrite LED lights. easy touch 4 with screen logic.

  11. Back To Top    #31
    twinkiesmommy2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Cypress
    Posts
    1,670

    Landscaping

    Wow, that's pretty! It gives me an idea on height too. Thanks Jim!


    Started 5/31/16. 38'x23', 618 sqft., <14,000 gallons, 8' spa.Travertine coping. Raised beam w/3 sheers. Large sunshelf w/3 bubblers. SWG IC40, Pentair VSP, 520 cartridge, color LED lights, Easy-touch, screen logic, Maytronics S300i robot, and Wet Edge Prism Matrix finish (Deep Sea Blue with Indigo plaster). Build Thread: Another in Texas - Cypress Texas | MUD District | HOA Approval | Great Escapes Pools

  12. Back To Top    #32
    texasgal78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Prosper, TX
    Posts
    87

    Re: Landscaping

    I love the knockout roses! We had some here in front of my window, but had to pull them all out due to rose rosette disease (I think that's what it's called), which is running rampant in our north Dallas area. Then you can't plant any roses there again for several years. My landscaping is pretty easy to maintain and when the day lillies are blooming, it looks really pretty. Love the flowers that shoot up from the Yucca. We also have larriope (sp?). I haven't done any work on the front landscape yet this season so still needs work and mulch! I think all this rain has made everything grow like crazy!!

    My 2016 pool build Owner build 104' free form IG sport pool,20'x36' (18,300 gal)~7'x8' raised spa with spillover~Oklahoma flagstone coping~12" raised beam with dry stack wallC~Cascading waterfall grotto with flat moss rock~630 sqft salted concrete deck~Deep blue sea-prism matrix~2 Hp Jandy epump~1.5 Jandy stealth~CL580 cartridge filter~Jandy jxi heater~iaqua link 2.0 ~dolphin m500 robot~LED pool lights (2 pool, 1 spa)~TF-100 test kit

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •