Have Fun and Privacy With the Right Pool Landscape

Pool parties are a favorite summer activity for children and adults alike for memorable water recreation. Partygoers love to get together and have a good time with their fellow guests and party host or hosts. Guests can feel comfortable and free to mingle in their swimsuit attire with a private pool landscape.

A pool design should include beauty and decor as well as an element of privacy. These two things do not have to be mutually exclusive because there are innovative ways to add discreet protection to one’s pool property. There are both natural and synthetic bordering materials available in a variety of colors and styles that are both concealing and inviting.

Some people like the natural look of shade trees, such as the Red Maple, that provide cover and an element of privacy. Tall green shrubs are a classic and protective solution for bordering backyard pool areas. In addition, compact floral arrangements are another scenic option for style and protection. Borders are a natural way to enclose a pool area and give family and friends the gift of privacy while swimming in a backyard pool.

Many home decor and pool manufacturers offer pool landscaping services and supplies on the Internet. This saves consumers the time and energy spent going to various stores to shop for pool design resources. These items can be shipped right to one’s own front door to add pizzazz and privacy to a backyard pool.

A private pool landscape design can serve as a practical solution for privacy and protection from unwanted onlookers. Party participants can sport their favorite swimwear and have a carefree time with fellow guests. Pool owners can throw a great social event at their home and help ensure safety and privacy for their guests.

Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping

One of the benefits resulting from the diminishing rainfall now being experienced Australia wide is the growing realisation by the community that there are alternatives to the vast areas of lawn traditionally found around suburban houses.

The new trend toward smaller property sizes has also caused people to look at more practical uses that could be made of the surrounds to their homes.

One of the fastest growth areas experienced over the past 5 years has been the increased usage of decorative pebbles. Landscapers and homeowners basically have two main sources for these pebbles and stones.

Natural coloured stones can be sourced throughout Australia, under licence, from old river and creek beds where their removal does not harm the ecosystem. These stones are quarried, then tumbled to give a smooth rounded edge which adds a touch of class wherever used. Local decorative pebbles are increasingly being used throughout the landscaping of new display homes to provide a low maintenance, low water requirement home environment. Attractive exterior inorganic mulches like pebbles suppress weeds and retain soil moisture when applied over already moist soil. They don’t break down over time and with the wide range of colours available can look great providing a modern stylish garden appearance.

The alternative source of decorative pebbles is the growing range of colours and sizes available in the imported pebbles. Whilst the initial major source of these was from non enviro-friendly areas of beaches and rivers in India and Indonesia, the recent trend had been to the wide range of natural coloured pebbles which are manufactured particularly in China and Italy. The two types of pebbles sourced are either polished and waxed or are manufactured stone that is tumbled from quarried rock to the desired size.

Polished pebbles are sourced from huge mounds of pebbles produced as a by-product to sand mining operations. Stacks up to 4 metres high and covering areas as large as a football field provide the pebbles that are hand picked for the colour required (usually black). These pebbles are then taken to local villages where they are polished by tumbling, then waxed and bagged.
Imported decorative pebbles are increasingly being used in a wide variety of applications including interior and exterior landscaping, roofscaping and the latest trend in decorative concrete – “seeded exposed aggregate”.

One of the many aspects drawing landscape architects and designers to this finish is the complete versatility in design and colour produced by the product. With over 100 different colour oxides available to select from for the concrete colour the wide range of over 40 different colours pebbles available provide a limitless colour combination to work with.

Apart from colour selections, designers can also incorporate exciting features in the project works. Polystyrene cut-outs which are set in the concrete when the initial pour is done can be subsequently removed and replaced with a contrasting feature concrete/pebble combination. Side borders can vary, from the many decorative pavers and bricks available, to hand laid pebble borders using any of the 100+ colours and sizes available.

A particularly popular range of pebbles are sourced from an Italian marble manufacturer who tumbles marble off-cuts to provide a colourful range of smooth edged marble pebbles. These environment friendly pebbles contain all the variations naturally found in marble providing an exceedingly decorative and appealing appearance.

The Top Two Benefits of Using a 3D Landscaping Design Software

With out technology of today, everything can be done using or with the aid of computers and amazing computer programs. Take landscaping for example. If you have a degree in design and architecture you definitely know the importance of having one such great computer application.

There are many advantages of using a 3D landscaping design software compared to the traditional ‘old drawing board’ method.

Here are the top two great benefits of using such a software.

First and foremost, the great benefit why investing in a 3d computer program for landscaping is that compared to hand drawings, it is possible to make numerous changes without having to spend hundreds of human hours doing so.

With a click of a mouse, you can instantly change a design or color or even the type of plants your yard could have. Like I said, you can make as many changes as you want in relatively little time, without all of the tedious erasing and redrawing.

Another great reason why you should utilize these great 3D software application is that You can also arrange and rearrange flower beds, grassy areas, trees, decorations, and more without having to worry about wasting time.

There are just the two things from the top of my head why you should invest in such a program. This is essential if designing and landscaping if your bread and butter.

Imagine a boxer without a glove, a painter without a brush.. and today, an interior or outdoor designer without a 3D computer software for designing landscapes.