Having a beautiful pool in the backyard means ensuring that it’s surroundings are in tune with the pool itself. Even the most impressive swimming pool design, will look less astounding if your Arizona pool landscaping doesn’t accent and play up it’s aesthetic values.
Like any other area of your yard in Scottsdale and Phoenix, pool decks are the largest portion of the elements that frame a swimming pool. While some will opt for pavers as the material used for their pool deck, here in Arizona, you’ll have very little issues with natural stone paving. There are a number of choices suitable for pool decks, each with it’s own special character and mood. You can select native Arizona flagstone as is shown in the image of this particular project, or travertine stone pavers among others.
Pool decks made of natural stone are always beautiful and very upscale, not to mention timeless in appeal. For some, the soft and multi-colored tones of travertine is just the right look. For others, the larger pieces found in irregular shaped flagstone provide a look that is bold and more suited to their taste and style.
Once you decide what your Scottsdale or Phoenix pool deck’s paving material will be, other hard elements used in the pool landscaping design. In this particular backyard, more natural stone has been incorporated to frame the poolside spa, as well as in the creation of waterfalls that double as swimming pool fountains. This is an excellent added asset to the stone paving of the pool deck.
Like the finishing touches on your courtyard design, Arizona pool landscaping is going to need some specially selected plants. Many backyard pools today are surrounded by masonry walls for instant privacy, or decorative fencing. Both of these hard landscape design elements are generally softened with climbing vines, flowering shrubs or architectural character desert plants and low growing ornamental trees.
Most homeowners choose a minimalistic style for the plantings in their pool landscaping. What better way is there to accomplish low maintenance landscaping in a space that is all about total relaxation? Obviously, more plants or fluffier plants will be highly desirable to those with a masonry wall framing their outdoor living spaces in the backyard. For those that have the natural desert landscape just beyond the backyard fence, less plant material is needed to soften the hardscape and add flowering or foliage beauty to their surrounding pool landscaping.