I was out over the weekend mulching my gardens. Where I live it was in the 50’s and at times I had to take my jacket off to cool down a little bit. I actually got ambitious and worked a little to hard. My muscles are aching a little now. But that’s OK, physical works is good for you, as long as you don’t overdo it. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, because of the outdoor activities. Here are some landscaping ideas you can do to spruce up your aboveground or inground swimming pool.
Outdoor living spaces have been popular for many years now, and will continue to be so. It’s like an extension of our house. And with this being part of spaces that you will spend a lot of time in, it makes sense to improve the look by creating a more aesthetically pleasing and more natural atmosphere where your swimming pool is placed. Placing plants, trees, scrubs and walls can improve space around your pool. Place them in large planting pots so you can move them around and change your scenery once and awhile. You can use the same types of plants that you have used around the rest of your house to carry the theme into your backyard.
Pool fountains can add a lovely display of cascading water to your pool. The floating ones are very easy and can usually be installed in under 5 minutes. Decorative stone fountains can be place can be placed outside the pool to complement your décor.
With Garden & Patio Furniture, you can add comfortable eating and sitting spaces for you and your guests to socialize. These outdoor settings can range from Outdoor Bars & Bar Stools, to Furniture Settings and Benches. With an incredible amount of designs there are limitless possibilities for the theme of your swimming pool area to have.
Gazeebos & Pavilion Kits can provide a way to create intimate spaces in your backyard. They can be placed as complete enclosures for your Spa or Hot Tub or provide additional seating for socializing events. Again there are many designs and styles here to meet your needs and goals.
If you have an Above ground Pool, you can wrap around a deck and tie it to your house. It can be multi-level so you can gradually step up to the edge of the pool from ground level. That way you can create balance and style with your backyard and your house. This can really make the connection from your house to your pool more seamless and harmonious. Choice of deck materials can be pressure treated wood, cedar wood, to a vast array of man made materials. Make sure you properly waterproof your deck with the correct coatings if you use natural wood products.
These are just a few of many ideas to do when considering landscaping your backyard. Create a backyard oasis to enjoy this years swimming pool season.
Steve Merillat has been in the Pool, Spa and Landscape industry for 35 years. He has pioneered many pool installation techniques that are used in the industry today. You can learn how to properly take care and maintain your outdoor paradise yourself saving time and money, from on of the most experienced people in the industry. Visit our Garden & Patio Supplies [http://www.1800pools.com/Garden_Patio_Supplies.html] for more great ideas.
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