Your Pool is Only as Beautiful as its Surroundings
A pool alone will not make your vision of an outdoor sanctuary a reality. It is thoughtful landscaping and hardscaping design around a pool that ties everything together to create a unified and harmonious whole, creating the outdoor living space you have been dreaming of.
For years, Dragonfly Landscape Design has incorporated gorgeous plants, trees, and shrubs into our inground pool landscaping designs – along with other carpentry and masonry features, such as pergolas, decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, and fire features – resulting in satisfied customers who hate to leave their backyards at the end of the night!
You could consider adding a luxurious fountain or cascading waterfall to transport you into a new realm of relaxation. Or perhaps you’d enjoy adding a year-round jacuzzi to your pool design. We also suggest lush greenery and colorful blossoms around your pool through the use of portable potted plants or permanently affixed planters (and we can maintain these for you too!) And, don't forget the landscape lighting! With any, many, or all of these features, we can create dynamic inground pool landscaping (with the utmost privacy) for you, your family, and your friends.
A Pool is a Whole Lot More Than a Hole in the Ground - Let’s make Waves Together!
At Dragonfly Landscape Design, our poolscapes take into consideration the existing environment, grade changes, landscape, setting, and your usage. Our pool landscape plans address the following functional necessities of pool ownership:
- pool code compliant fencing
- backwash drywell
- screening trees or fencing for privacy
We know that it’s often the elements that you don’t see (or don’t know about) that will have a significant impact on your budget. One key item that we’ll help you with is where to place your pool. Often there are many options, but we invite you to consider the following:
- Sight lines to the pool - Your view of the pool from inside the house (especially critical if you have children)
- Views from the pool - Your view from the pool to entertaining areas and through your gardens
- Sun exposure - Does the selected location maximize sun exposure to help keep the water warm?
- Shade - Large trees can block the sun and drop leaves into the water - do these need to be removed?
- Wind exposure - Wind can cool the water and increase evaporation. Is wind an issue?
- Accessibility - How will people enter and exit the pool?
- Storage - Where will you keep the filtration equipment, pool cleaner, towels, toys, and sun umbrellas?
- Proximity to entertaining areas - Where will you relax, dine, or entertain around the pool?
Fortunately, at Dragonfly Landscape Design, our skilled landscape design team know what questions to ask to ensure your poolscape is everything you’ve imagined.
Potential Pool Landscaping Pitfalls (things we help you to avoid or plan around)
Depending on your landscape requirements, we may also point out some of the following:
- Grass in the pool - If you don’t like grass in your pool, we suggest that you don’t plant grass alongside your pool. Sounds simple, but children will inevitably jump in the pool directly after running on the lawn, accidentally bringing grass with them. And, the closer the grass is to the pool, the more likely it is that even our most careful landscape maintenance crew will have a difficult time keeping every blade of grass out of your pool (especially if you also like your lawn very neat).
- Rocks in the pool - Avoid itty bitty rocks near your pool. Rocks will inevitably wind up in your pool, and (itty bitty or not) rocks can create real drama for your pool filtration and vacuuming system.
- Covering the pool - If you want to use a loop loc cover, the loop loc cover needs to have something to anchor to. You will usually need anchors cemented in the lawn or you will need a wide enough coping to accommodate the anchor installation.
- Shedding plants - Some fruit-bearing and flower-bearing trees and shrubs are absolute beauties, but they may make a big mess when their leaves, needles, fruits, flowers, nuts, or catkins fall in and around your pool. But, don’t worry, we know which plants to avoid (we don’t want to create extra work for the pool cleaner!)
- Thorny plants - We suggest plants (even beautiful plants) with thorns should be avoided in close proximity to the pool. Swimmers and their exposed flesh don't want to be playing a game of thorns. OUCH!
- Sometimes enough sun is enough - Remember to reserve space for a little shade - maybe a pergola or pool house?
We’ll make sure your pool landscape plan addresses all of these items (and much, much more) so that the peace you envisioned becomes your reality.
Our management team offers clients more than 100 collective years of landscape design knowledge, local plant familiarity, horticultural expertise, plant selection and procurement proficiency, and landscape project management experience. From complete landscape renovations to landscape construction, from outdoor living space design to specialty feature installation, to ongoing maintenance for your property, we deliver outstanding and guaranteed results.
Offering Professional Landscape & Poolscape Design for The Hamptons
We serve the residents in the greater Westhampton area (Eastport, Remsenburg, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Dunes, Quiogue, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays), the Town of Southampton, the North Fork, and neighboring communities. We are here to deliver professional service, local expertise, and responsive customer support for your landscaping projects.