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Pool Landscaping Poses Unique Challenges That Need To Be Properly Addressed

Aug 17, 2007
There are unique and challenging opportunities that one faces when deciding on pool landscaping that include having privacy, safety, beauty as well as convenience. Pool landscaping poses a challenge because there are many aspects to it. Plants may be used to provide added privacy around the pool and they also help to soften the unforgiving swimming pool lines and also help the pool to merge in more with the natural surroundings.

Add Plants, Rocks, Outdoor Furniture And Have Plenty Of Lighting To Provide Safety And Privacy

Tall plants would act as a privacy screen but when choosing the plant, some caution is necessary because one does not want the wrong type of plant around the pool, because plants such as deciduous trees would end up shedding their leaves into the pool. It would be more preferable to have broadleaf evergreens such as holly for the pool landscaping project.

Sometimes the pool landscaping would require fencing around the pool to provide safety, especially for little children and the right fence design will also provide added privacy. To beautify the fence one can also train vines to grow over it and the vines are also conducive to added privacy. One should also take care that the pool landscaping also has outdoor lighting, which would provide an added safety feature.

Pool landscaping would surely be incomplete without a patio which would provide beauty as well as safety for the swimming pool area. When one climbs out of the swimming pool there would be a slip-resistant surface to step out onto in the form of a concrete patio.

For those who opt for a brick patio, they should ensure that the bricks used are rough and there is also nothing better than a closed gazebo which can be used for changing into and out of clothes as well as for relaxing in the shade. There may also be need for outdoor furniture to afford more convenience to the swimming pool and so do barbeque equipment and outdoor furnaces.

Pool landscaping creates a sanctuary where one can relax and enjoy a few quiet moments and having pool lights would give the pool a whole new look. There are many pool landscaping ideas that may seem boring or messy and one can dress up the pool a little to enliven its appearance and ambience. One could place a few decorative stones or rocks among the flowers and for open pools, one could decide to canopy over the patio or deck, thereby creating a better space for entertaining in the outdoors.

A wealth of information about this type of landscaping can be found through a number of locations:

1) The Internet - A favorite search engine
2) The Library - Don't forget about free books!
3) A Bookstore - Again, books are full of useful information.
4) A Home And Garden Shop - Ask the workers, look at the supplies, read their books
5) Ask your people in your neighborhood
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