A home’s aesthetic is telling of the home’s owners themselves. We know you’ve already had your mind set on finally revamping the landscape of your pool deck area. The only thing holding you back is that you’re not sure where to start.
With these expert tips on landscaping ideas, you can full-throttle your way to inexpensive landscape management that goes exquisitely well with your textured pool decks.
5 Landscaping Ideas You Can DIY
1. More Curves, Please
Although this option is entirely up to you, many professional landscape artists and architects agree that there’s an elegance to using curved designs in outdoor landscaping. Center fountains (as well as non-center ones), ponds, garden edgings follow a curvature border instead of one that’s straight. All of these are great additions to bring a theme of opulence to your pool space.
At the same time, pathways can be done in this manner, too. You don’t have to go for a top-to-bottom overhaul. That’s way too expensive (although if you’ve got the dough as they say, then don’t let us stop you). On the other hand, you can purchase pieces of limestone and arrange them in a twisting path from your front porch to the sidewalk.
Even better, limestone is inexpensive yet is highly durable. It can withstand weathering elements and keep its quality no matter the season.
2. Potted Greeneries
Plants, along with a variety of bright-colored flora, are a versatile option in adding pops of “nature” to your yard and pool area. This means that it’s okay not to ruin the soil area. Just leave it as is.
Instead, set potted plants in your desired locations. They’ll give off the appearance similar to that of flowers and greens that planted in your garden’s topsoil. It’s the same banana. Or plant rather. By the way, get creative by mixing up various flora that can blossom, each kind during different times of the year.
3. Flow Like Water
We’ve lightly brushed over this by using “fountains” as an example earlier. Now, we’d like to emphasize this greater still. Water adornments soften the overall feel of an area. It gives off a refreshing appearance that isn’t overbearing and is very “close to nature.”
You won’t need to build a large waterfall fountain that’s more than half the size of your pool. Small pieces will work, too. Remember, even when it comes to landscape designing, simplicity is a rule of thumb.
4. Outdoor Seats
Wooden benches are single chairs with a table right in the middle. Such additions will instantly make your pool space look welcoming. And if you position them in shaded areas, they’ll not only be for fashion but function as well.
Just be careful to select chairs manufactured with materials that can withstand heat AND moisture. After all, they will be left outside. They’ll be under the constant heat of the sun, and, at times, torrential rains may come.
5. Light Em’ Up
Finally, let’s talk about lighting fixtures. If you’re a bit wary of where to set these up, start with your walkways. They’ll be useful in illuminating the said path while appearing brilliant (literally and metaphorically)!
A suggestion – install them in alternating order so as not to overdo this decorating tip.