Pool Landscaping Tips: 5 Ideas to Increase Appeal
A backyard pool provides years of fun and exercise for your whole family. However, without attention to landscaping detail, your pool can become an eyesore that detracts from the overall appeal of your outdoor living space. Landscaping can be used to cleverly blend your pool in with the natural beauty of yard, creating an oasis that is visually breathtaking. In this blog post, we will share some helpful tips for backyard landscaping to blend your pool with its natural surroundings.
Focus on Nature
An outdoor living space should make you feel immersed in nature. Normally, landscaping involves gardening and trees, but it can also utilize patio furniture and stone and rock work to create a natural oasis. To integrate your pool with the natural environment of your yard, trees and shrubs can be planted to provide shade and privacy. Then, highlight the pool and surrounding space with flowers and perennials accentuated by rocks or mulch.
Reimagine Walkways and Paths
When developing your backyard landscaping plan, it is important to consider practical elements that will improve your pool access and aesthetic. A beautiful flagstone walkway from your backdoor to the pool can help guide your family and guests to the main attraction of the backyard without taking away from the overall design of your outdoor space. You can also update paths surrounding the pool to be tile or flagstone to match with your landscaping updates.
Consider Safety and Privacy
Many municipalities require backyard pools to be fenced for the safety of the neighbourhood. A backyard fence can help provide you and your family with much needed privacy while ensuring your pool is safe from any unwanted visitors. However, fences do not need to be an eyesore or a boring partition of your yard. Instead of chain link or a traditional wooden fence, you could upgrade to a vinyl fence that comes in a variety of colours and styles and never warps or fades. A lattice-topped fence can also allow you to grow vines and other privacy plants to contribute to the greenery of your new yard.
Comfort is Key
Patio furniture is an important addition to any outdoor living space. Whether you are looking for a full outdoor kitchen or simple and elegant lounge chairs there are tons of options to customize your space. Couches, loungers, or reclining chairs in addition to side tables and dining sets can help create an inviting space that is functional for family meals or entertaining guests.
Light Up Your Space
Consider integrating lighting into your landscape design to allow family and guests to safely swim any time of day. This might include walkway lights or patio lights and can even include underwater lights in your pool.
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our expert design team can help you re-imagine your outdoor living space to make it more functional and aesthetically-pleasing. Our comprehensive online store includes lots of great ideas to inspire a backyard renovation. For more information on any of our products or to get started with your backyard landscaping, contact us today at 905-294-8030 (Markham) or 905-853-8500 (Newmarket).