Sunday, September 27, 2009

Swimming Pool Landscaping Tips

By Marie Swilley

Swimming Pool Landscaping for either a residential or commercial application for a pool should be carefully designed and constructed in order to be visually appealing and add property value to your home or business. You and your guests should have an enjoyable experience while using the swimming pool.

Although many successful landscape applications for swimming pools are provided by professional landscapers and other designers, a homeowner or business owner can do this with a little research, time, and effort. You can produce your own beautiful landscape.

Landscaping applications for swimming pool landscaping will typically emphasize specific plant types. It is important to focus on trees, shrubs, and grasses that are habitable to a specific location.

Plants and trees that can survive in a specific location should be selected for sustainability purposes. Successful landscape applications will do very well due to the plants ability to grow and live in a specific area. This is typically based upon climate, rainfall amount, sunlight, and soil parameters. Since the designer cannot control some of these elements, it is important to select plant material that will successfully grow given these elements of the application.

Plant selection helpers, both available by hard copy and online, can help the landscaper select appropriate material to use for the project.

Successful landscape applications include a variety of trees, bushes, and ornamental grasses. They should be native or adaptable to the location. During plant selection, you should choose items that are visually pleasing, and can also be useful. Typical plant functions not only include visual beauty, but also direct pedestrian traffic and have privacy purposes. Certain plants can be chosen to perform these useful functions.

Other types of additions for your swimming pool landscaping project include privacy fencing, patios, and lounging furniture. While these items should be considered and can add value to your landscape design, the main focus of any design should always be on your plant material.

Usually, multiple designs are considered to provide different planning ideas. Once a final design is chosen, you can begin implementing construction and installation. This can be done either by professional landscaping contractors, or by the homeowner or commercial property owner.

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