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Mix It Up An intriguing lawn design with hardscape surfaces blends in naturally with a tropical landscape in this alluring landscape by Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture. Suitable for Framing Strategically placed potted plants, border plantings of conifers, groundcover and colorful outdoor furniture acquire a unique symmetry in this highly visual pool design from Tidy Gardens Landscapoing Inc. Inspired Connections Blooming potted plants, smoke-colored pool edging and a bridge over two connecting pools create a captivating composition in this design by Platinum Poolcare. Mirror Reflections A swimming pool and a natural pond exist side by side in this delightful combination of nature and architecture from Armond Aquatech Pools. Georgian Oasis This multi-level pool design from Georgia Classic Pool features an array of beautifully crafted stonework. The surrounding borders enhance the private paradise ambiance with plantings of palm trees, knockout roses, gardenias and dwarf mondo grasses. Lily and Erigeron Accents Twilight time brings out the rich colors of nature in this stunning pool design from Kerr Constructions that uses lilies and erigeron for border plantings along with subtle touches of agapanthus and California poppies at the far end of the pool. Paradise Lagoon If you want to transform your swimming pool into a tropical movie set, you can’t do much better than this design which incorporates the sort of wild vegetation you’d find around a Pacific island lagoon. The Swimming Pool as a Nature Preserve A rocky landscape with aquatic vegetation, flowering plants and the great outdoors generate a Walden Pond vibe in this natural pool design from Genus Loci Ecological Landscapes. Postcard Perfection Earth colored pavers of varying hues, raised beds, climbing vines, flower beds and lush green lawn transform this swimming pool into a picture worthy of a postcard. Private Luxury Japanese maples, towering border trees and synthetic grass from Easyturf provide ideal accents for this picturesque courtyard pool. Nocturnal Knockout Nighttime lighting can add a whole new perspective to your pool area, especially in this design which spotlights the trees, potted plants, stonework and other vegetation that surrounds a swim zone. Liquid Carpet A relaxed, out-in-the-country vibe informs this sleek beauty which includes recessed plantings along one side of the pool and an earth-toned paver walkway on the other. Believe it or not, this serene environment is only a few minutes away from downtown Philadelphia. Dynamic Color Palette A pool fountain highlighting the vibrant colors of its diverse tile surfacing makes a bold centerpiece in this pool design that is further enhanced by the lush green border hedge, flowering plants and rainbow hued decorative poles. Surface Textures A mixture of rocks, stone slabs, potted plants, ornamental grasses and groundcover transform the border areas of this pool into a wonderful study in textures and contrasts. Lawn Proud Who doesn’t love the rich green colors of a close-cropped lawn that looks like a carpet created by nature? It this case it becomes the ideal setting for the aquamarine jewel in its center. Green With a Patch of Blue An elegant private pool is almost overshadowed by the lush green oasis that surrounds it in this colorful design. Rock Steady A combination of natural boulders, rocks and pebbles connect two pools via a waterfall stream in this soothing design which adds a touch of the tropical with elephant ear plants and palms.
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Landscaping Around A Pool

Tropical Plants for a Poolside Paradise Evergreen, tropical landscaping near pool. Blend Images/Trinette Reed/Getty Images A pool surrounded by tropical landscaping is many homeowners' ideal for a private backyard retreat. If the climate permits, a pool area can appear more tropical with the addition of tropical plants like palms, bird of paradise, ginger, or other exotics.  Exotic-looking plants for poolscaping include: Bird of paradiseHibiscusCannaPalmsPapyrus Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Landscaping Around A Pool

Carefully choose the plants that will go near a swimming pool or hot tub. Something that is att attractive at 2 feet tall can grow quickly and drop leaves and debris into your pool in just a couple of years. Research the best plants, shrubs, trees and ornamentals that will survive and even thrive when planted next to a pool, and also blend in well with the rest of your landscaping.
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Landscaping Around A Pool

For we have seen the different designs of the images above, we can say that as a homeowner we should be very careful in choosing the best landscape for our house concept.There are lot of things to consider in improving the appearance of the pool or the exterior as whole. These also give us an idea on what kind of accessories can be used to make our pool side luxurious. We can install proper swimming pool lightings, plants and also water fountain to improve our pool. And the images above have proven us the great advantage of having a creative landscape design to our house concept.
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Landscaping Around A Pool

A pool surrounded by tropical landscaping is many homeowners' ideal for a private backyard retreat. If the climate permits, a pool area can appear more tropical with the addition of tropical plants like palms, bird of paradise, ginger, or other exotics. 
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Landscaping Around A Pool

A pool surrounded by tropical landscaping is many homeowners' ideal for a private backyard retreat. If the climate permits, a pool area can appear more tropical with the addition of tropical plants like palms, bird of paradise, ginger, or other exotics.  Exotic-looking plants for poolscaping include: Bird of paradiseHibiscusCannaPalmsPapyrus

Landscaping Around A Pool

Container Gardens for Pool and Spa Areas Planters near swimming pool. Blend Images/Getty Images Container gardens can be beautifully arranged with plants that have similar care needs. They can also be moved around, depending on the time of year, occasion, etc. Choose hardy plants that follow the thriller, filler and spiller design technique, or plant just one type in tall containers. 7 Must-Buy Planters Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Landscaping Around A Pool

Talk about an incredible view. From their bedroom balcony, the homeowners of a Spanish Colonial Revival look out onto their 1934 swimming pool, pool house and stunning boxwood parterres attributed to the late Richmond garden designer Charles Gillette.
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This multi-level pool design from Georgia Classic Pool features an array of beautifully crafted stonework. The surrounding borders enhance the private paradise ambiance with plantings of palm trees, knockout roses, gardenias and dwarf mondo grasses.
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10 Of 40 Landscaped HedgesTalk about an incredible view. From their bedroom balcony, the homeowners of a Spanish Colonial Revival look out onto their 1934 swimming pool, pool house and stunning boxwood parterres attributed to the late Richmond garden designer Charles Gillette. Anne Schlechter
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The Best Trees to Plant Near Pools A woman and her son sit near their pool. Getty Images Carefully choose trees that will grow near a swimming pool, keeping in mind ultimate growth height and width. While considering potential trees, look for ones that won't make a mess as they drop their leaves, flowers, or fruit. Trees in the Garden The Messiest Trees to Plant Near a PoolThe Best Small Trees for Patios Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Sweet-Smelling Plants for Pool Gardens Jasminum polyanthum flower. Flickr member Ken Bosma Nothing smells better than the lovely fragrance that comes from nature itself, specifically sweet-scented vines, shrubs, and trees. Plant a few near the pool, patio, along a path, or where you dine outdoors. Some plants become more fragrant during the evening hours. What Smells So Good? Many flowering shrubs, vines, and even cactus have scents that you just can't capture in a perfume or candle. That's why nothing can beat the real thing in a garden. The Best-Smelling Plants for Your Garden Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Succulents are increasing in popularity and are integrated with other plants in both front and back yards. That means they can be found growing poolside, where they can be foundation plants that are evergreen (or whatever color they are), sculptural in form, and hardy. Just make sure succulents planted near pools and spas don't have spines (thorns or needles). Why? Children and pool-goers running around in swimsuits, with skin exposed.

If you are using solar lights around your pool, make sure they get direct sunlight. Before adding the light to the soil, loosen it up with a small shovel and gently insert the light into the soft soil. Most solar lights have plastic stems so you don’t want them to break when adding them.
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Besides a quartet of cozy loungers, clipped boxwood and a tall privet hedge dress up Gregory Shano’s pool. Alfresco meals are served on neighboring terrace, outside the poolhouse.
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Marshall Watson and Kate Reid embellished a Bahamian pool’s coral stone perimeter with Bevolo gas lanterns. For the glass mosaic, “we spent hours trying to match the rich turquoise blue of the ocean,” Watson says. “It’s a definite resort feeling. You know you’ve arrived.”
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In a Vero Beach, Florida house decorated by Thomas Hamel, the living room opens to the pool. Coral stepping stones at one end let you walk on water.
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In designer Ken Fulk’s St. Helena, California, ranch, an underwater bench runs the length of the 45-foot pool, making it easier for dogs to get in and out, or people to lounge.

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