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Issues To Consider With Pool Landscaping

landscapingIssues To Consider With Pool Landscaping

With pool landscaping, there are a number of issues you will need to consider in addition to visual impact. A pool needs to look beautiful, and will often do so with little additional consideration except where to put it, but it requires a Charleston landscape designer to place it so that it fits its environment and doesn’t look like it’s been dropped into place indiscriminately; furthermore, the landscape designer must address other elements such as safety and privacy within their plans and design.

A Charleston landscape designer says that plants can serve to integrate an in-ground swimming pool into a beautiful backyard escape. Their shapes contrast the more rigid lines of a pool and break up the more uniform lines and shapes of the pool. They soften the surfaces overall and bring the garden to the pool, rather than allow the pool merely to enter the garden. From the pool user’s point of view, it can create a far more relaxed environment and give even the pools manufactured and watery interior a sense of being integrated and natural.

Types of Plants for Pools Charleston Landscape Design

It is not, of course, necessary to insist upon plants that can reside in a wet environment since a pool is unlikely to greatly affect the water levels in the local area as a natural waterhole or pond would; so the first consideration might be to choose plants which require little in the way of lawn maintenance Charleston SC, little pruning and are not likely to drop many leaves or fruit into the pool thereby creating greater pool maintenance problem.

For safety reasons an area of decking or concrete will often surround a pool, providing a solid and non-slip surface for bathers; this might encourage the use of potted plants or enclosed plant beds near the pool so that the possibility of the wet ground either on the poolside or in the pool can be minimized. Trees will often be grown close to a pool for their decorative effect but also for the shade they provide; both from the sun and as a means for providing privacy to bathers in and out of the pool. Shrubs, bushes, and low fences might be used in similar ways.

Properly attending to your pool landscaping and lawn care needs will ensure you end up with a relaxing and safe environment that will be as nice to look at as to be in and look out from.

Porter Hayes Landscaping has extensive experience in creating a poolside landscaping design that is both functional and eye-appealing. Call today to discuss your dream backyard escape and landscape design.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419