Now that we’ve covered the importance of mood-boosting lighting and using rocks and stones to upgrade your outdoor space, we’ll consider one of the most common forms of landscaping: plants.
Choose Ornamental Grass to Build Classy Borders
The clean, large, horizontal space created by your pool’s water surface can be greatly enhanced by the sophisticated vertical look of ornamental grass. No wonder this affordable, easy to grow plant is a popular favorite for both commercial and residential poolside landscaping.
You’ll want to check with your local garden center to find out which varieties of ornamental grasses grow best in your particular climate zone. They can also tell you how often you’ll want to water them and where to place them in relation to any other plants you may include in your pool and patio area. Ornamental grasses work great in clusters for accenting as well as to form a border wall beside your pool, patio, or deck.
Get Crafty and Creative With Homemade Repurposed Garden Planters
Garden planters come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and styles. High-end planters can be quite expensive. There’s no need to exceed your budget by buying pricey planters for your patio. In fact, when it comes to finding exciting planter ideas, look no further than your own home, yard, or vehicle! Some seemingly ordinary items can be rather easily transformed into extraordinary looking poolside planters!
For example, you could use an old bathtub, metal garbage can, or stack of worn out tires. With a coat of colorful paint, these seemingly useless items destined for the landfill can find new purpose as quaint and quirky additions to your eclectic poolside garden. You can even take an old pair of blue jean shorts, fill them with potting soil, fasten them to some supporting sticks that are inserted into the ground, and add your favorite plants. These fun and funky DIY recycled planters are sure to become real conversation pieces!
Select a Variety of Different Plants for Your Vibrant Backyard Oasis
There’s nothing like plants and flowers to add dimension, excitement, and color to a generic looking pool and patio area. You don’t need to add all the plants at once. Starting with a few plants in pots spread out here and there is a manageable way to develop your green thumb.
When you choose plants for poolside landscaping, look for ones that don’t easily lose leaves and blossoms. Some popular choices are aloe vera, palm trees, yucca, and agave. If your pool is in a sunny area, look for plants that thrive in full sunlight.
Construct a Hedge for Additional Privacy
When you’re spending time relaxing with friends and family in your backyard pool, it makes sense to want as much privacy as possible. One way to achieve this goal is by creating a natural hedge. Plant species such as Arborvitae, Spruce, or Bamboo are ideal for constructing your wall of foliage.
There are so many ways to make the most out of your poolside area without exceeding your budget. From using plants to stones to lighting, the possibilities are practically endless. So don’t be afraid to get creative and find just the right options to transform your poolside area into your own little piece of paradise!
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