Is your swimming pool landscaping all that you dreamed it would be, or could be? If not, what are you waiting for? Talk with your swimming pool contractor from Imperial Pools, the best pool builder in Champaign, Illinois and he will show you how to landscape around your swimming pool to achieve the results you’re seeking. You may be landscaping for privacy, beauty, water conservation or a combination of all three factors.

When you talk with us we will discuss your budget and the goal you’re looking for with your pool landscaping project.

How to landscape around your swimming pool

We do know that many pool owners who are looking at pool landscapng projects want one that is ultimately, low maintenance, will add to the privacy of your pool and outdoor living space and will minimize the amount of debris that is dropped, or blown, into the pool.

Do you have an idea of what you’d like the backyard to look like once the landscaping project is done? Do you have any artistic ability that you could sketch out a drawing of the project? It’s not necessary as many pool contractors have the ability to do that for you — ask if they have a bird’s eye view option so you can truly see what the completed project will look like.

What elements do you want incorporated into your landscaping project? Plants? Fencing? Lighting? A combination of all of that and then some? Don’t get too married to a specific type of tree or flowering plant until you understand whether it is a good fit for a poolside landscaping project. You don’t want to plant a tree that will have roots that spread into and damage your pool. You also don’t want to plant trees or shrubbery that will draw bees and birds — no one wants to get stung or step in bird droppings. Don’t rule out potted plants. They add intrigue and allow you to “re-landscape” when you’re ready for a new look.

Don’t forget the lighting. It will not only add to the ambiance when you’re spending time outside after the sun has gone done, but it adds to the safety of the poolside area. Are you ready to get started with your pool landscaping project? It may not be the ideal time of year to plant trees or shrubbery or invest in potted plants, but you can get the landscape plan sketched out and weather-permitting, get the project underway before the next swim season rolls around.