Need some landscaping advice for tropical smoking area
Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:09 PM
For the landscapers out there, do you have any idea's on what type of plants to buy and how it should be laid out? I purchased a few of the Tropicana plants the other day, so I will use a couple of those here...
It's about 15'x12'.
Here are some pictures of the patio to-be...
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:09 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:35 PM
Plant the tallest to the rear with the shorter plants as you go out away from the house. Dense as possible for that jungle effect. There are tropical plants that are labeled hardy that tend to be affected less by drought, temp flucuations, and disease. They might cost a bit more, but definitely well worth it in the long run.
I don't have a whole lot of experience in tropical, but should convey close to the same with colder climate plants....... Think green border in the back and flowering in the front.
Here is a site with some pictures for ideas. http://www.monrovia....uery=moscheutos
Edited by jfields, 17 July 2012 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:44 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:37 PM
Here's just an idea to get the gears turning. Some taller 'trees' or shrubs spaced out along your little brick border will help give the affect of privacy from your neighbors staring at you wishing you invited them over for a stick.... Just felt like playing, so if it sucks, so be it.
Edited by Set-In-Stone, 17 July 2012 - 09:39 PM.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:55 PM
Would also recommend spraying the area with a grass and weed killer, let it work for three days, put down your tarp, sprinkler that with Preen ( keeps weeks from popping up) then set your rocks. Preen is really good stuff.
Forgot to say nice layout work there Set. Rod, see the round river rocks, will be more comfortable on feet and slippers than crushed gravel.
Edited cause I'd forget my azz if it wasn't attached.
Edited by Pugman1943, 17 July 2012 - 10:05 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:16 PM
Also don't buy into the what's on sale at the nursery is the best plant for my house. Often the nursery is trying out product that is in fashion at the time and long term will cost money and headaches. Queen palms are a perfect example of this in Las Vegas. Every nursery sells them and they look good until the first hard frost comes and they die. Nurserymen won't tell you that!
Don't get into a rush here. There are many things to think of and if done right you can spend the money one time and enjoy for years. Get in a hurry and you can and will spend the years fixing your mistakes.
I would be happy to help you get this properly designed.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:42 PM
Oh, and whatever you do, DON'T plant hibiscus. Those damn things need cut back every other week.
Edited by Not A Nice Person, 19 July 2012 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:47 PM
BTW, nice aloe plants! If you burn you fingers trying to nub your cigars you can always rub a little on your "owie".
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:00 PM
My advice is....I trust PJ.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:39 AM
I'll post some pictures once my project is completed...
Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:14 AM
Whatever you do, just let us know when the first front yard herf is going to be...
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