You finally have the pool of your dreams! Now it’s time to accessorize! Adding your unique touch of landscaping and decorating is a great way to personalize your backyard. There are so many ways you can do this – with patio furniture, rock gardens, fountains, trees and flowers, etc. Below are a few ways that you can give it a finished look.

More than just Plants
The first thing to understand is that landscaping goes far beyond just plants. You need to plan an environment around your pool that makes it not only appealing and comfortable, but accessible. After your deck and patio are in place, you want to choose plants that will do well in the Phoenix weather. A great way to know is to check with your Unique landscape designer. You will want to design your landscape plan to not only coordinate with the design of your house but also with the proportion. You also want to choose plants and flowers that don’t shed year round, causing excess debris in your pool and on your deck. Remember – plants and trees are great for creating privacy, but you never want them to overtake your backyard, creating more trouble with root systems and drainage.

Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
Once you have your landscaping in place, it’s time to finish it off with furniture and other items to make your backyard relaxing. Everyone wants their backyard area to be an extension of their home. A place you can eat, nap, relax, enjoy drinks with friends, entertain, and even watch the game on TV! You will want to be sure to create shade for those warm summer days. You can do this with large umbrellas, pergolas and ramadas, etc. You then will want to add comfortable furniture such as couches, table and chairs to dine on, lounge chairs to relax and tan on and other accessories such as lamps, rugs, wall hangings, cushions and pillows.

Light Up the Night
Lighting is a must if you want to create a welcoming space outdoors. Strings of white LED lights are an economical way to add some extra twinkle to your backyard, though there are a number of other options including pathway lights, torch lights, and more.