Decorating Around Your Above Ground Pool

It is summer time, and you are ready to spend leisurely hours in your Above Ground Pool. To make it your own paradise, design it to be maintenance free. Decking and pavers around your swimming pool will create seating, and grill space. For some color choose plants that will survive the heat, either in pots or in the ground. There are several designs, and features you can add around your oasis to fit your personality. Enjoy the summer, and relax in your pool.

Landscaping Around Your Pool

There are endless fun and stunning landscaping ideas for around your pool. Extend your space with creative decks, pavers, patios. Beautify your pool area with plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Your trees will be great for shade and shrubs for privacy. Just remember to plant items that do not shed leaves, berries, and needles or attract bugs and wildlife. Not sure how to begin and feel that you cannot tackle the design on your own, call a reputable landscaper.

Benefits of Having a Pool

Having a pool brings family and friends together. It is fun for all ages! It can be very relaxing as you float in the pool or just sitting by it in a comfortable chair. It automatically provides something for your family to do for parties, i.e. birthdays, barbeques. When the weather gets too hot, you still can enjoy the outdoors by taking a dip in the pool. Swimming is a great exercise to keep you healthy and in good shape. You will continue to have fun poolside now and for years to come.

Sprucing Up Your Backyard

Sprucing up your backyard is like the interior of your home. Make sure it is uncluttered, clean, and been maintained. Remove items that are not being used or organize it property with sheds, garages, hooks, etc. so it will look neat at all times. Clean your yard from your pets, or garbage. Maintain your lawn by making sure that your lawn is fertilized, edged, weeded, and mowed. When landscaping, have a plan. Pick up more mature shrubs, larger perennials; add a pop of color to your garden.

Backyard Patios & Decks

People love a comfortable spot to hang out. Patios, decks, are a great feature in a backyard. They make a difference in the value of your property. Just make sure they are in good shape and are maintained. Adding lighting, fountains, plants, outdoor kitchens and fire pits can make it feel like your very own paradise

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Your Backyard Matters

Backyard landscaping matters and adds immediate value to your property. A beautifully landscaped home compared to a home that is not can increase profit by five to twelve percent. Over the years the interior, bathrooms, kitchen, tile, carpet, appliances, may need updating. Not the same with a well maintained yard, it never goes out of style. Mature trees, shrubs, and growth of your plants and flowers are a welcome beauty and worth to your home.


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No one likes weeds along their walkway, pavers or in the garden. One home remedy for pesky weeds in or along your walkways is using white vinegar. It is cheap by the gallons and effective. There is no diluting necessary and works best in the hot sun. You should see the weeds wilting in about 2 hours. Using dish detergent mixed with vinegar will leave a shine to help you know what areas you have covered. Another inexpensive treatment for your pavers or between the cracks of your walkways is boiling water. Use a teapot to keep you from getting scalded.