Spring is here and the summer swimming season is quickly approaching.
While the ability to get back in the water is nice, don’t you want to make your swimming pool a one-of-a-kind outdoor showpiece? You can transform your pool into something truly remarkable by updating the landscaping around it.
When it comes to pool landscapes, homeowners want three things: beauty. privacy and simple maintenance. Following these tips can help you achieve amazing results.
The appearance of the pool landscape is important. If you enjoy your yard’s current landscaping, try to maintain the same style for a continuous look throughout your property. Do you want to try something a little different for your pool area? Then get inspired by looking at photos of gorgeous pool landscapes and picking a few different elements which you can include in their own poolscape design.
No one wants their neighbors gawking at them while they are swimming. Instead of using a wall to keep away prying eyes; why not take advantage of plants to provide a natural privacy barrier? Evergreen hedges are a traditional choice, but there are other options. Depending on your personal style, you can select plants such as an Areca Palm or set up a trellis and introduce a climbing vine like Boston Ivy.
When you choose the right plants and planting methods for your poolscape you can cut hours off your weekly pool maintenance. Avoid flowering plants near your pool because flowers attract bees and other insects as well as dropping petals. Try to keep all plantings close to your pool in either pots or raised beds. This will help to keep dirt off your deck and out of your pool.
Need more help with creating the perfect landscape for your pool? Contact Field of Dreams, 2017 Best of Design winner from Houzz!