A great outdoor pool area should have furniture, decorations or landscaping to enhance the beauty of the area. Plants in particular, do a great job of making your pool deck look more vibrant and rich. There are lots of creative ways to add plants to your pool deck and make it more attractive with natural colors.
While some people choose to add lights to their pool, the same goal can be achieved through a pool deck. From cherry blossoms to orchids, you can find radiant plants that look beautiful and have character. This look is perfect for night swims and can completely change the style of your pool area. You can use seasonal colors for your lights and give them a Christmas or Easter theme for example and change them for each holiday. Lighted plants can be very welcoming and you can choose brighter lights, or softer, soothing lights.
Placing native plants around your pool deck in pots or other creative ways, will give a fresh garden feel to your deck. This design method also helps make a pond look more natural, like a large pond or small lake. Natural plants work well with small animal decorations and other natural-looking elements. You can place natural plants directly on the deck and around the outside of the pool and they all work great.
You can place real or artificial plants around your large, eye-catching pool deck. A large plant can help provide shade to the area on hot days and add style too. You can achieve a tropical look with the right large plants and can make the area feel like a body of water in a jungle. The bigger the plant, the better it will give you privacy and that is always good. Plants can even create a path that leads to a pond.
Go With One
Plants of the same species look good together and give the area an appearance of harmony and unity. Choosing plants that do well in the summer months such as zinnias or blue fescue, gives you a good choice for a heat-tolerant, reliable plant. Chlorine-compatible flowers will also help you with reliability. Having a group of plants that are all the same will also facilitate the same management and care. Plants that won’t drip too much water on your deck are great for deck durability.
You can use real or artificial cactus plants on your deck to add a low-maintenance Southwestern feel. Not only are they pleasing to look at but cactus plants do great in hot weather, require little irrigation, and look great any season. If you’re using a real cactus, you’ll obviously need to put it in a secure location and make sure your pool ball doesn’t land on it. Any low maintenance plant that is also attractive should be considered a good choice for the pool deck area and should do well there.
Plants are as natural as any water you plan to place around them and for this reason in particular, the idea makes sense. You can easily make your pool deck your own oasis. With the right plants, friends and family will want to spend more time in your pond and even steal some of your design ideas. It’s important to have fun with your decor and make it comfortable for you.
Great looking plants can be the final step in getting your deck and pool area ready for display. Plants are great for pool decks and can add just the right amount of appeal to them. You decide what types of plants you want to use and how many, the most important thing to remember is to get creative. You can save a lot of money on more expensive ideas for your pool deck by using plants and they work well.
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