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Things to Consider When Landscaping Your Pool Area

Landscaping is an integral part of creating your outdoor oasis, whether you have an inground or above ground pool. The right plants, colors, hardscaping stones and walkways help to create the ambiance and dimension you will love while providing just the right setting so that your pool will glimmer like a beautiful gem. Before you embark on the glorious task of landscaping your pool area ask yourself the following questions:

What are your goals for your outdoor area?

Do you have the time and energy to DIY?

Are you looking to provide privacy?

Do you have problem areas that need to be addressed?

Are there existing shrubs, trees, etc. that you need to incorporate in the design?

Will you be adding a patio and/or outdoor kitchen area?

How much time can you devote to maintenance?

What is your budget?

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Privacy Issues

Spruce and arborvitae trees work well in providing needed privacy by acting as a natural fencing. By correctly spacing the trees, shrubs and plants it ensures they will get the nutrients they need and enough space as well to reach their mature size. Mountan Road Landscaping landscapers are truly experts in selecting just the right trees, shrubs, and perennials for your outdoor living space.


You can keep your landscaping low-maintenance by avoiding plants that drop leaves, needles, cones, nuts, fruits and other debris in and around the pool area. Plant them at least 6 to 8 feet away from the edge of the pool.

Problem Areas

By adding boulders, stone walkways, multi-dimensional levels and retaining walls, you can turn unsightly or problematic areas into great functional assets to your yard by redirecting the flow and providing solutions to your issues.

Mountain Road Landscaping residential landscaping architecture design service offers a range of diverse styles from Modern to Mediterranean to compliment your home throughout the Lehigh Valley and Pocono area.

Once the design has been finalized, our crew begins excavating, laying stone and mulch, trimming, installing water features, planting flowers and shrubs, building retaining walls, and building patios. We work very closely with our customers to make sure you get the outdoor space of your dreams.