Matching Your Landscaping to Your Pool Design

Landscape design should match your home and style, including the type of swimming pool design you have in your backyard. Pool and landscape design should go hand-in-hand to create a blended style. A contemporary or modern pool design may seem out of place with tropical plants that would look better with a lagoon or natural pool style. Make sure you create a cohesive look by matching your landscaping to your pool design.

Modern Pool Design Landscaping Ideas

For a contemporary or modern pool with straight lines, water walls and clean edges, you want landscaping that will not detract from the simplicity. Too much foliage may seem cluttered next to the contemporary pool style. Strategically placed plants, rock gardens, water features and sculptures may be better matched with an elegant modern pool than too much green or flowing plants. Minimal plant life with more hardscapes can be the best option to create the modern style you desire.

Natural Pool Design

Many people prefer to have a pool that looks like a natural water source, with flowing waterfalls, natural rock formations and curved edges. With this type of pool design, an abundance of plant life can create a stunning water oasis in your backyard. Tropical plants blend in perfectly to soften the look of your backyard. The combination of the green leaves, bright flowers and blue of the water can be soothing and inviting.

If your pool style and landscaping seem to clash, talk to your local landscaper to create a new landscaping design. With a few changes, your landscaping and pool design can match perfectly, creating a stunning outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy while adding value to your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Lane Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 609-4510

Transform Your Yard into a Sanctuary with Water Features

There’s nothing like the sound of rippling water fountains or running streams to soothe the mind. For most folks, those relaxing moments come along far too seldom, and usually involve packing off to a campsite or vacation destination. It’s surprisingly easy and affordable to bring nature to you, while sprucing up your yard.

Why call a travel agent for the calming effect of communing with nature when you can call your local landscaping service and have it brought to you in your own backyard? A professionally installed water feature will not only enliven your outdoor space; it will enrich you and your family’s lives as well.

Think of the sensation of relaxing at the foot of a stone wall fountain where once was only brick. Add vibrancy to your patio with a koi pond or water garden. Your garden is suddenly transformed into a nature preserve. You and your family can experience local wildlife up close and personal in your own backyard.

Fountainscapes bring dreary corners of your yard to life; your outdoor spaces will be a source of pride for you, entertainment and education for your family, and a natural habitat for local fauna.

You can find a wide selection of water features that will fit your spaces and your budget. Choose from an assortment of construction material, something that blends with your surroundings.

Convert your office building courtyard into a soothing centerpiece for employees and guests with a pondless waterfall or fountain. Contact your local landscaping service today and discover how easily and affordably you can add beauty and value to your home or business with a professionally installed water feature.

Posted on behalf of:
Lanier Yardscapes
Peachree City, GA 30269
(770) 648-1385

Winterizing Your Outdoor Water Features

If you have decorative ponds, waterfalls or other outdoor water features, it’s important to make sure they’re ready for the colder months ahead. Even in mild climate regions, there can be some periods where temperatures will drop below freezing. To protect your investment in these beautiful accents to your yard, take the time to perform the recommended fall maintenance.

Small Water Features

Most small water features, like fountains or self-contained pieces, should be emptied and stored for the winter. Since these are smaller, they will also freeze more easily, which can cause damage to the housing and pumps. Once emptied of all water, clean these features thoroughly and store in a garage or shed until the danger of freezing weather has passed.

Ponds And Larger Water Features

Large water features, such as fish ponds or waterfalls, will need more work to get them ready for winter. Any water feature which features a pump is in danger of having the pump freeze and become damaged. In most cases, removing the pump is necessary to protect it from freezing. In addition, you will need to winterize the following:

  • Tropical water plants. In colder regions, these plants will need to be removed. In many cases, you can winter these plants to use again in the spring. Talk to your landscaper about how to protect your water feature plants over the colder months.
  • Cleaning water features. Make sure you thoroughly clean out all debris from your water features before winter. Leaves, grass and other debris can deteriorate in the water over dormant months and can be deadly to fish, so make sure to cover fish ponds with netting before the winter.

If you live in a warmer climate, it may not be necessary to completely winterize your water features. However, it is best to consult your landscaping professional to ensure your features are ready to handle any unexpected cold weather.

Posted on behalf of Marty Shettle, Lane Landscaping