If spending time outdoors this summer has highlighted the need for landscaping or backyard renovations on your property, you’re not alone. Many homeowners start to notice areas of improvement as summer begins and they spend more time outside. Landscaping around pools, patios, and decks can be particularly challenging; some homeowners aren’t quite sure how to bridge the gap between their home’s structures and the surrounding plant life. Fortunately, there are countless approaches to creating a dynamic landscape around pools, patios, and decks. Keep reading for inspiration, and be sure to visit Lehnhoff’s Supply for decorative stone, outdoor lighting, and other essential materials!
Decorative Stone + Grass = The Perfect Poolside Seating Area
A great way to combine the benefits of a paved surface with the perks of grass is to use them both around your pool. Incorporate pavers or flagstone to create a walkway or informal patio area, allowing lush grass to peek out between each stone. This strategy is perfect for poolside seating, and it can help provide definition and flow for large, monotonous lawns. For best results, use decorative stone, weed fabric, and other materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
Complement Decorative Stone Features with Ornamental Plants and Shrubs
Decorative stone patios, retaining walls, and hardscape features can add shape and dimension to any landscape, but homeowners must not forget to choose the right plants to grow around them. Soften the look of your bold stone patio or pool area with a bed of hydrangeas, lilies, and ornamental grasses. Add vining plants to retaining walls and other decorative stone features to give them a timeless look. Consider planting a line of shrubs or trees to provide privacy and shade around your pool, and make sure to choose plants that will thrive in your plant hardiness zone. Remember to plan for future plant growth and periods of dormancy when selecting your plants!
Spice Up Your Decorative Stone Patio or Deck with Container Plants
Do you have a large deck or stone patio? Large expanses of stone, pavement, or wood can look a bit dull, but there are plenty of ways to spice up these spaces. The solution might be as easy as investing in a few container plants… fill with the right soil and attention-grabbing annuals to bring some green to your stone features. Another solution: invest in a water feature or fire pit! A bubbling fountain or rustic fire pit can give some focus to your patio, and these features can provide the perfect place to gather.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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