As promised in yesterday’s post, today I reveal our patio layout choice. WHOOP-DEE-DOO! Can I get a whuh-whuh… and a drumroll?
THE ISLAND OF PATIO, slightly revised
There’s a lot to love about this design. Lots of pond — more than I envisioned, actually. And the city says we can go 2′ deep without having to fence the yard, so that was a pleasant surprise. We were originally told 12″. Whew! In the upper righthand corner of the patio, you can see a long inset. That’s going to be a planting area cut into the stone where I can tuck something vertical but not too tall. Maybe equisetum hymale (horsetail), like this…
Or maybe a short running bamboo, like this eye-catching Pleioblastus Auricomus?
Both equisetum and bamboo require a containment barrier — 2′ deep, minimum. No matter what ends up here, I think it’s smart to protect our patio investment. Having to pull plants out from in between the pavers would be a nightmare!
The Land Design Associates crew just arrived and digging begins today. You ready? I’m ready!