Because up until recently mine was a dirt/sand pit. We decided to have an in-ground pool installed in our backyard after we moved in which took forever, and in turn prevented any type of landscaping until the job was done, leaving our backyard very brown. The pool was finally completed this past Summer and luckily we had just enough time in the Fall to have the ground seeded and a few shrubs planted (which will hopefully return post Hurricane Sandy!), so I’m really excited to have a green slate to start with this year. I am going for a Hamptons Classic meets California Cool kinda vibe, here’s what I’m thinking:
Lots of hydrangea…
and ornamental grasses.
Proper potting station.
Al fresco dining.
Billy’s bar/shed is going next to the pool.
Plenty of lounge chairs surrounding the pool to accommodate guests…
and twinkle lights to keep the party going when the sun goes down.