A backyard swimming pool is one of the most sought-after attractions in a person’s backyard. However, despite the enjoyment you get out of it, sometimes the cost and effort required to maintain this feature can be too much to handle. If you’ve decided to get rid of your pool, you don’t want a big bare spot on your lawn. If you want to have the best-looking yard on the block, there are a few things you can do to fill in the space with beautiful additions. Your pool may be gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce it up with some great landscaping.
Gorgeous, vibrant flowers can look good in any backyard. You can’t go wrong with a row or two of colorful flowers, whether they are daisies, pansies, tulips, roses or any other flower or flowers of your choice. A generous supply of potting soil will be essential to build up the ground where the pool once stood.
Healthy shrubs not only beautify your yard, but they can also offer privacy and a sense of security, much in the same way that a fence would. This form of landscaping can be inexpensive and easy as well. Make sure you choose shrubs that can thrive in the sunlight, as your pool was likely placed in this type of an area. Again, copious amounts of rich soil will be necessary if you want these shrubs to grow and reach their potential.
Where you pool once stood, you’ve already got cement that you had used for the pool deck. Why not expand that a bit and have a nice area for barbecues, games or other relaxing activities?
Don’t let the area where your pool once stood go to waste with an unused, unsightly spot. Transform this into something else through creative landscaping that you and your family can continue to enjoy.