Creating the perfect backyard oasis starts with the main focus: installing a swimming pool. But once your pool is in, there are plenty of other aspects of the pool area to consider to create the perfect outdoor oasis at home.
More specifically, you’ll want to put some thought and effort into the landscaping portion of your backyard. While your pool serves as the anchor of the outdoor space, the surrounding landscaping will make a huge difference.
Here are a few things to consider when creating the ultimate backyard swimming pool oasis.
Break Down Your Backyard Into Zones
Think of your backyard in the same way as you think about your home’s interior. You have different rooms, like the kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. So why not have the same concept in your backyard?
Create different zones around your pool, such as an outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounging and living area, and an area for play. You can use different materials to visually separate these zones if the space permits it.
Don’t Forget About Hardscaping
Consider aspects of your backyard that fall under the hardscaping umbrella. For example, you can incorporate things like a concrete or stone patio, walkways, retaining walls, pavers, and other hardscaping options to add to your backyard oasis.
Be Generous With Greenery
Adding as much greenery to your backyard will make a massive difference to the look and feel of the space. While hardscaping is important, nothing should overpower the natural greenery of Mother Nature.
Add greenery such as hedges, shrubs, flower beds, plants, planters, and others to create a serene atmosphere. And to keep maintenance to a minimum, choose greenery that’s native to where you live that require far less watering and less attention.
For more help with creating the ideal pool area for your home, be sure to enlist the services of your trusted Austin pool builders!