Not all swimming pool owners are created equal. (But you already knew that, didn’t you?) From athletes to parents of young kids to those with teens and retirees, each of us has a unique set of priorities and desires when it comes to our backyard swimming pools. Of course, each of our homes and settings are unique as well, ranging from rural to urban, Southwestern to Northeastern, and all points in between. Perhaps you have an amazing view of a mountain vista — or only a few feet between your pool and your neighbor’s backyard. Whatever your setting and style, your backyard swimming pool space can take on the ambiance that makes sense for you and yours, in this season of your life.
Knowing Your Landscaping Preferences
Our aim here is not to tell you what kind of landscaping to add to your yard, but to ask you a few questions to help you clarify what will work best for you. For instance, do you find an elaborate or more minimal design appealing? Are you more the go-big-or-go-home type or do you prefer to make changes and additions bit-by-bit? Do you enjoy working in the yard, or would you rather have low-maintenance landscaping, allowing you to spend as much time in your swimming pool as possible? Whether you get some advice from green-thumbed friends or consult a landscape design professional, clarifying those questions will definitely help you communicate with others what it is that you’re after.
Realizing Your Landscaping Priorities
Once you’ve determined your style in general, you might want to consider some specific needs you have. Maybe it’s privacy from potentially on-looking neighbors. Or maybe it’s the space to accommodate other outdoor activities or plenty of seating. On the other hand, perhaps your primary aim is to visually blend the outdoor space with your indoor decor or to highlight your natural setting or maximize an amazing view.
Depending on the combination of your preferences and priorities, you may wish to purchase mature plants such as trees and bushes that are tall and thick enough to create privacy. Or maybe a structure such as a privacy fence or gazebo will be more in-keeping with your values while still achieving that same goal. You could also combine the two by setting up trellises with climbing plants; of course, that may surpass your gardening abilities or desires. Some trees may provide the shade and privacy you’re after but also contribute to the time and effort necessary to maintain your swimming pool. Is it worth the effort to you? Only you can decide.
Expanding Your Landscape Possibilities
As with any form of decor, it’s important to know your options: you’re certainly not limited to plants and structural elements when it comes to creating the right look and feel in your backyard oasis. Think past the daytime hours and just the visual element as well. Consider the multi-sensory benefit of fragrant flowers and the potential of mood lighting.
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