We all know that a house with swimming pool immediately adds value to the property. Imagining how the swimming pool with gorgeous landscaping will double the visual appealing and increase the selling value? You can always dress up the swimming pool landscaping like a secluded privacy area with accompanied jacuzzi, hot tub, shrubs, bushes, flowering plants, decorative statues and artistic rock garden.
Swimming pool landscaping can be very extensive because it involved the surrounded area. Therefore, you need to master a few practical tips to layout your plan.
Swimming pool construction involved more structural elements like concrete and tile, etc. and to compliment the finishing outlook, you can deck it out with furniture, lounge chair, bar counter, and outdoor kitchen to host poolside gathering and for guests to mingle around.
Flowering plants are very versatile in the swimming pool landscaping. It is not only beautifying the pool area with splash of colors, but it can also disguise unappealing pool equipment and power outlet. Some use the hollow decorative rocks to cover the hideous mechanical components and make everything blend in seamlessly.
If you do not want to give an impression that the pool area is an off-limits living space, instead of erecting a 6’ wooden fence around the pool area, you can soften up by planting trees and shrubs around the pool.
The trees provide shed during the hot summer, clean air and best to put up a hammock day dreaming during the day or gazing stars at night while listening to the cricket singing.
Creating greener living space with tree is an eco-friendly idea in the perfect world if the trees do not shed in the spring and autumn or cause debris. However, in reality you can anticipate a daily swimming pool maintenance picking up leaves and vacuuming. Therefore, if you are not looking forward to the pool boy kind of job, it would be easier to plant a shrub hedges or screen of shrubbery that only needs trimming twice a year to keep its shape.
If you really want to have some decent size of trees to provide shade, you can consider Holly trees that is not supposed to shed. I personally like the American Holly and Castel Spire Blue Holly. It is full and very festive looking. There are a variety of selection in this type of trees and you can look it up on the internet to pick your favorite.
Planting fruit trees around the swimming pool landscaping is a spectacular brilliant idea. I always adore the fruits and enjoy the shade at the same time. However, fruit trees leaving behind too many messes with rotten fruits and fallen leaves plus it attracts bees and bugs which is such a nuisance. The rooting system of the fruit tree is also invasive. If planted too close to the pool, it can damage the structure causing more issues. So beware of this!
Other decorative swimming pool landscaping designs can be ventured out to poolside fountain terrace, waterfalls, waterslide and delightful edging and colorful arrangement of tiles.
In the seating area, I would recommend a giant shaded umbrella or canopy with zip-up screen to block off mosquitos and flies in the summer. Most importantly, you design the pool area that is personalized to your utilitarian needs.