Tips For Creating A Backyard Paradise By Adding Proper Poolside Landscaping

Tips For Creating A Backyard Paradise By Adding Proper Poolside Landscaping
August 27, 2021 handsomelawn
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If you’re one of the many people who are looking to elevate their backyards to tropical paradise levels, then you’re in luck. Adding a pool to your backyard is only one-half of the battle of creating the ultimate paradise. The other half involves landscaping! You can really create the right ambiance in your backyard with the proper landscaping around your pool. Whether you have an in-ground pool, above-ground pool, or even a stock tank pool, we have a few tips and tricks regarding how to get that poolside landscaping just right.

Start with the pool…

If you haven’t yet started building out your pool and patio, this is a great place to begin. There are so many options nowadays for pools, pavers, decks, and stones, you can practically mix and match whatever your heart desires. But the best part is, there are pools and patios for every price range. If you want to spend tens of thousands on the ultimate pool fit for a king and queen, have at it! If you would rather keep it small and simple with a stock tank pool, the sky’s the limit. Start with a budget in conjunction with your yard’s size and see what you can afford.

Move on to the patio…

Creating the ultimate poolside paradise starts before the landscaping with the patio! Patios can come in many different styles, shapes, and forms, depending on your preference. For instance, if you’re looking for a more natural look, consider textured surfaces that imitate stone. If you want to add a more modern touch, consider colored pea gravel to add texture and more definition. Choosing the right patio option is a great first step to landscaping, as some landscaping options might pair well with others.

Adding the right poolside landscaping…

Did you opt for the pea gravel for your patio? It might look great with some more desert-style landscaping such as agave plants and cacti. Did you opt for patio pavers instead? Maybe then choose to surround with planter beds or container gardens. The right landscaping can tie everything together within your yard in one fell swoop. For example, if you went concrete around your pool, then adding tropical landscaping like towering palms and banana trees throughout might be the best way to add some pizzazz. 

In addition, since you are trying to create your ultimate poolside paradise, ask yourself how you’d like your senses to be stimulated when you’re in the backyard. Do you want the smell of fresh lemongrass and citronella plants to entice you but also ward off the mosquitoes? Would you prefer to get the calming scent of eucalyptus as you sink lower under the water? Or how about a visual boost from some Texas Bluebonnets or Evening Primrose? Adding certain plants and flowers around your pool can really enhance the tropical experience, engaging more of your senses than you realize. 

So, what do you think about adding poolside landscaping in your backyard? Do you think it’ll level up the ambiance? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Or, as always, if you’re looking for some extra help adding that poolside landscaping to your yard, make sure to give us a call at Handsome Lawn Care.