At Atlas Blue, we don’t only care about designing pools; if our clients have any landscaping plans for the future, we design swimming pools in an expert way so they don’t face any problems. Our purpose in writing this blog is to guide you through tough decisions and provide inspiration for things to consider when landscaping around your pool
Everyone has a desire to plan a pool around their zone, and most of their attention is drawn towards the pool; for instance, everyone wants a large pool in their house, but what about the surrounding area? A pool is incomplete without landscaping; landscaping is equally important as it completes the look of your backyard.
Landscape design tips and ideas
What do you want around your pool?
There are numerous landscaping options that you can use around your pool. Below are some of the elements that can help your pool landscaping design.
When you are planning to plant plants around your pool, you should consider planting small plants and shrubs that can stand the occasional splash of chlorinated water. If you are planning to plant large plants or tropical plants in your landscaping design, try to install them further away from the water.
Lighting around your pool will fill the void and bring your backyard to life at night. When you are opting for lighting around your pool, consider LED lights because they create the perfect ambiance at night around your pool. Do not forget that all outdoor lights must be water proof and resistant to harsh weather conditions.
There are four landscaping design tips worth mentioning to help you with your choice.
Mix your materials
Never use a single material because it will feel overwhelming. Instead, mix different materials, for example by adding a paving stone from your terrace or decking.
Try a non-slip surround
It doesn’t matter if you have kids in your house; slip-and-fall paving can be dangerous for you or anyone else because of the many accidents that can happen. You know that the pool will often be used, so why not add non-slip paving to your landscaping design? Non-slip paving will help reduce accident risks.
Don’t choose plants that attract insects
Consider planting plants that do not attract insects because they will make your life miserable.
Don’t choose plants that shed
It is a very easy option when you are considering plating big plants, but try to avoid it because their leaves shed regularly and it will be more difficult to keep the pool clean. If you still want them, try to plant them further away from the pool.