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Old 01-12-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Hello, I have a 4X28 above ground swimming pool. I would like to landscape around the areas of the pool. I am thinking about planting arbovitae trees around the pool in a circular direction. Any suggestions on what to do? The main reason is to block the view of neighbors. We currently have a walk around deck on the pool. Look forward to your comments! Bradshaw
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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That sounds like a good plan. Are you thinking of planting outside the walkway? Give some space around the pool?
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Arbovitae is a good idea. What area of the country do you live in? Other evergreen species like Holly, White Pine, and Leyland Cypress (I think these look better than Arbovitae) may be a good idea also. Here are some examples of fast growing evergreen trees, Evergreen Trees & Landscaping Evergreens

For a tropical look you could plant some Musa Basjoo banana trees. They will get up to 12-15 feet tall by the end of summer if you water and fertilize them. Then in the winter you cut them back. A lot of people around here use these around their pool because they will keep coming back year after year. However, they probably won't survive the winter if you get really cold temps, -10 degrees is about there limit.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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I think you have a good idea with the Arbovitae. We have a wall of them and they look beautiful now.
Of course you know to avoid any landscaping that is deiciduous for far easier maintenence.
We learned this the hard way.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Just be sure to leave plenty of growing room between them and the pool....some of them can get huge! You might want to choose a more upright, columnar form of whatever you plant...and then, for the tropical feel mentioned above, put the bananas in between them and the pool.

I personally would also put some kind of lower-growing evergreen shrub around the pool, also, up close. I hate seeing above-ground pools just sticking up out of a yard.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Hello, Thank you for your opinions and suggestions on the landscape of my swimming pool. I appreciate the help! Bradshaw
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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Just found this old post and it is stil hlep my above ground pool. The summer is coming and this is the time to think about my above ground pool
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