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creative pool fence solutions? large area ( like a tennis court) deer

creative pool fence solutions? large area ( like a tennis court) deer

I have ten acres on the Central Coast, beautiful!  The problem is the pool fence, you can't believe how ugly it is but I need something tall and strong to keep the deer and other wild life out of the pool.  There is  grass inside the pool area but the surrounding area outside the fence is natural.  I would like something organic looking and as unobtrusive as possible but that's gonna be hard! thank you

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We posed your question to Lindsey Taylor, our style director at GARDEN DESIGN, and she says: I would recommend fast growing vines to create a “tapestry wall” using the fencing as a trellis. That would be the most inexpensive approach. Annual and perennial vines would be great. I assume the pool is sited in full sun? If so, a mix of : Perennials: Yellow Tumpet vine (less aggressive then orange) Boston Ivy and English Ivy (the mix is nice and English will give you evergreen interest) Clematis - C. montana rubens or C. tetrarose (grows about 20ft in a season and blooms in spring), Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis – blooms late in the season) You could also add a climbing rose or two. Annual vines to try: Moon Flower Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos lablab) Sweet Pea And why not edible Pole Beans?
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Please, I need an idea for a fast growing, tall, tree or shrub to separate our property with a shocking blue house next door house. Five, tall, sick hemlocks were taken down....so remaining underground roots must be considered. Thanks.
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Please, I need an idea for a fast growing, tall, tree or shrub to separate our property with a shocking blue house next door house. Five, tall, sick hemlocks were taken down....so remaining underground roots must be considered. Thanks.
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If the local zoning will allow it, you could build a 15' tall sturdy trellis out of 4 x 6 posts. Cover same with vines of your choice. There will probably be confusion over whether it is a fence or a landscape structure. Where I am, a 16' tall 4 x 6 is about $25.00. My posts were surprisingly wiggly so I ran 10' long 2 x 4's from about 8' up to a short post, about 6' away. (I am in the process of attempting to subdue and preserve a large banksia rose.)
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I also think that fast growing vines to create a “tapestry wall” using the fencing as a trellis is the most elegant and useful solution.

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