- Landscape Construction
- Property Maintenance
Like many homeowners in Oakville and Halton Region, you may have a backyard pool. For kids to enjoy and parents to relax, a pool can be a great addition to your home and also a beautiful centre around which to landscape. There are so many elements that can play a part in pool landscaping plans that it can sometime be difficult to decide where to begin. First and foremost though, in the case of backyards with pools especially, safety must be considered first.
If you want your pool segregated from the rest of the yard because you have small children or entertain other families, then an attractive fence can be introduced. Instead of looking like an out-of-place obstruction, the fence should be tied in with the style of the rest of the home and backyard so that it is an attractive addition on its own. Consider the addition of climbing vines to accent the fence and tie it in to the rest of the yard.
From a standard patio set to unique seating arrangements, every backyard should have room for relaxing and socializing. This is an area for you and your guests to sit and enjoy the outdoors. If you entertain often and in large numbers, then seating arrangements should extend beyond patio furniture around a table to poolside seating. Having seating arranged facing the pool is often advantageous for adults to socialize while keeping an eye on children in the pool.
When your backyard has a pool, you have maintenance enough to handle as it is, so plants should be chosen carefully to prevent extra work. Though flowering plants are beautiful additions, any plants that shed a lot of petals or leaves should be avoided around pools. Talk to the Forevergreen experts about species that hold their leaves all year, and native Ontario species that are easy to maintain. Some flowering plants can still be included to soften your backyard design and bring colour, but too many will also attract bees.
Especially in backyards with pools, lighting is important. Not only does the light play beautifully with the pool, but it is also an important safety measure if you will be swimming at night. Consider standing lights at eye level as a border around the backyard, concentrating around the seating space. By investing in solar lighting, you can also save money in the long run and reduce the risks involved with extensive outdoor wiring.