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Creating A Functional Home

Do you love being in your home? A few years ago, I realized that my home was a little lackluster, which is why I started focusing on making things right by working with a team of construction contractors. I wanted to create an absolutely beautiful home interior, so I met with a team of professionals to talk about my construction options. They were really incredible to work with, and within a few short months, my home looked brand new. I wanted to create a blog all about creating a functional, gorgeous home so that you can adore your indoors space.

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Call A Designer For The Perfect Landscaping Around Your Pool

If you're going to install a pool in your backyard and you worry about privacy, talk with a landscape design professional. The landscape design experts can create a space that caters to the pool, while giving you the privacy that you need.

You don't want to plant trees that are going to have roots pushing into the pool, or greenery that is going to be high maintenance. When you meet with the landscape design expert, ask about the following possibilities.

Minimal Debris

You don't want plants and trees to endure pruning or similar abscission multiple times a year. This would mean losing their leaves, flowers or needles, which can lead to premature plant death. These items could land in your pool, clogging your filter, and requiring you to clean out the pool multiple times. It also forces you to rake the yard, and to bag or burn the debris. There are many plants that don't even need trimmed, so you don't have to do anything all year long.

Pest Repellants

Insects are attracted to water, and you don't want to be swatting away the mosquitos every time you want to swim at night, or sit out by the pool. Ask the landscape designer to incorporate plants that act as natural repellants to these types of bugs, so you can enjoy your outdoor area without getting swarmed and bitten.

Stone Instead of Mulch

People are going to be splashing and swimming, throwing water out of the pool as they swim. Mulch around your home will absorb the water, and this can attract small insects, and affect the soil around the foundation. Ask for rock that isn't going to hold in the moisture, and that doesn't need to be replaced annually. Mulch needs to be covered annually if you want it to look new and fresh, but the rock is a one-time investment that won't fade or break down.

If you worry you won't be good at taking care of the different plants around your property, use a landscaping company, like Glynn Young's Landscaping & Nursery Center, to keep up the work the designer completed. You want your yard to look great while people are lounging in your pool, and your designer can give you all of the greenery and entertaining space you need. If you are looking to have a pergola, concrete patio, deck, or any other type of item added to the back yard around your pool, the designer can incorporate it in the plans they are creating.