Our team at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios has extensive experience in pool design, and we want to help you take your pool to the next level. One thing that could be holding your pool back, at least in terms of appearances, is your pool landscaping. In this article, we will go over a few common mistakes people make when it comes to pool landscaping to help you avoid making the same errors.
- Choosing Only Summer Plants – One mistake people often make when designing landscapes is choosing plants that only look good in one season—for pool landscaping projects, people tend to exclusively choose plants that bloom in the summer. If you limit your choices to a single season like this, your pool and yard will look great for part of the year but could look boring and lifeless the rest of the time. Our team can help you choose plants that will look great year-round, so you can enjoy your outdoor space in all seasons.
- Thinking Short-Term – Another mistake we see a lot with pool landscaping is failing to consider the big picture or think about how a landscape will work in the long term. This most often takes the form of planting shrubs too close together or placing trees too close to other structures, which will lead to problems as the plants grow and expand. The best way to avoid this situation is to work with experienced landscapers like those on our team, leaving the placement to us.
- Going it Alone – Lastly, in our experience, it is usually a mistake to try to do all your pool landscaping yourself instead of seeking outside assistance. While it is technically possible to create beautiful landscapes using DIY methods, having our experts help you out will save you a great deal of time, effort, and money and will allow you to bring your vision to life much sooner.