Landscaping IDEAS Around Pool Area
Landscaping around pool area can be fun and enhance the enjoyment of the surroundings. There are many pool landscaping ideas, but there are some things to consider when landscaping for the pool area.
Patio area around the pool
Patios around the pool are typical as there will be lounge chairs, patio tables, and umbrellas. A large enough patio will keep the furniture within distance to the pool without getting in the way. Usually there is a concrete pad around the pool area, but this can be supplemented by an additional concrete pad to form the area for the table, chairs and umbrella. Other materials to consider are patio blocks or pavers. As long as the patio around the pool is graded away from the pool, drainage should be sufficient to keep water from seeping below the patio blocks.
Plants are typically used in landscaping around the pool area to provide beauty in and around the patio. There are come considerations to keep in mind when having plants around the pool. Consider plants in containers which can be moved around to change the landscaping when desired. In addition plants in a container can be brought in during the winter months so that they can be used again in the spring. Use plants that do not shed or hang over the pool so that leaves and twigs won’t be dropping into the pool to cause more work. If plants are to be grown in the ground around the pool, avoid those with heavy root systems which may damage the patio or lining of the pool. Shorter plant leaves and flower petals are less likely to be caught by the wind and blown into the pool. Choose plants which do not require a lot of pruning, especially over difficult to reach areas of the pool.