The Basic Dos and Don’ts of Pool Landscaping

14 July 2022

Regular pool maintenance is a need if you want to maximise the life of your pool. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to feel the need to spruce up their backyards with new landscaping projects at some point. Outdoor spaces that have been beautifully landscaped provide a respite for family and friends alike. Landscaping design entails far more than simply planting a few flowering bushes and trees. Landscape architecture, on the other hand, is a multi-faceted approach to creating and planning outdoor living areas.

Outdoor seating and gathering areas, fire features, pool enhancements and pathways are all on the table. Having a well-designed and well-assembled outdoor living room helps pool owners to get more use out of their backyard getaway. Do you need assistance with the design of your next landscaping project in the backyard? Learn about the basics of pool landscaping from Tuckerman Landscaping & Design.

Make Sure To Keep It Child-Friendly

Any pool owner should constantly keep in mind severe local regulations regarding safety practices. If you have children or pets, you’ll need a fence to keep them out of the pool’s border. As a result, pool owners can rest easy knowing that their children are secure even if they are only partially supervised. Additionally, regular improvements to pool alarms will benefit homeowners. This upgrade guarantees that pool owners have the most up-to-date safety measures available to them. Homeowners could also consider installing slip-resistant surfaces around the pool area to safeguard their children from minor scrapes and bruises caused by falls. For example, a beautiful tile or stone surface can still provide a safe location for youngsters to splash around.

Keep Plants and Greens A Few Distance Away

Even though growing grass around a pool may sound like a great idea, it can cause harm to the pool, resulting in a gradual deterioration of its attractive appearance. Grass also needs regular maintenance, resulting in grass clippings ending up in the pool. While some ornamental grasses don’t need regular upkeep, some do. Lemongrass and feather grass are examples of low-maintenance grasses that provide a fresh appearance.

Know Which Plants to Use for Landscaping

Your garden may be transformed into an oasis for entertaining visitors and neighbours by arranging a variety of plants and flowers. Certain plants such as hibiscus, canna, bushes, and cactus, can brighten up any pool area, regardless of its size or design style, regardless of its location.

Hibiscus and canna, two tropical plants, provide a splash of colour to any landscape. While you relax by the pool, cacti and plants will fill the air with a kaleidoscope of smells. It’s a terrific idea to use these tropical plants because of their brilliant colours and gentle scents. By acting as a form of repellent, these two crucial qualities aid tropical plants in keeping inquisitive creatures like squirrels and chipmunks from harming them. Naturally repelling mosquitoes, plants with strong scents like citronella grass or mint are a great option for keeping youngsters safe from pesky insects. These colourful plants may also be used to create a stunning landscape that you and your guests can enjoy all year round!

Make The Pool A Relaxation Spot with Lounge Furniture

A lounge area (with or without a terrace) can enhance your pool’s beauty. A lounge space is appealing for guests and restful for those working late. Anyone looking to relax can swim in a pool and soak up the sun.

Lounge spaces are perfect for pool parties, barbecues, and kids’ gatherings. Tuckerman Landscaping & Design has expertise in designing spring-to-fall outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and patios. Creating entertainment rooms takes work, but the result is an inviting area for friends, family, and children.

Make your swimming pool a safe and fun place this summer!! Get in touch with us to find out more!