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Decorating and figuring out landscape design ideas for a small backyard can be challenging. Of course, when you have a small backyard and a pool to work around, landscaping projects can be twice as complicated.
A recent survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals found that 67% of Americans agree that professional landscaping would allow them to have a nicer yard. A pool is a great way to make your backyard feel like home, but if your backyard is already pretty small, then a pool is going to make it feel even smaller. If you want to do some landscaping around your pool and yard, but are finding it a challenge, here are some landscape design ideas for making the most out of the limited space you have.
Since you really don’t have a lot of space to work with, head to the store and pick up some outdoor furniture that can be used for more than one thing. For example, look for a chair that has a storage space tucked away under the cushion. You can keep pool toys in the storage space, or other things like grilling tools or small garden tools. It’s a great way to make the most out of nothing.
If you think the distance between your pool and your house is very short, you might reconsider that thought once you see the tracks of dirt and mud brought inside from the water. Placing stepping stones or pavers is a great way to spice up your little space and make sure your home and pool stay clean while people are running back and forth.
If you’re going to scatter plants throughout your yard in place of other landscape ideas, make sure they’re chlorine-tolerant. By doing this, you can place them as close to the pool as you want, making your space fully-utilized. You can have them surrounding the water, but note that they’re going to get splashed every now and again. Don’t place flowers that are nectar-rich, as they will leave you with a swarm of bees and butterflies.
Decorating a small backyard with a pool might be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible. Take a look at a few of the suggestions listed above and implement them in your own backyard for your upcoming pool parties! Reach out to your local landscaping services for additional landscape design ideas.