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Three Tips to Transform Your Property with a Luxury Pool and Landscape

Investing in a property, be it a home or a farmhouse, is a major decision. Unfortunately, properties depreciate every year. However, that does not mean you cannot do anything to enhance the value of your property. To get the most out of your property, consider adding a luxury pool to your backyard.

You can plan your landscape and pool design projects in phases. Hire a landscape designer in Sonoma County to guide you through the process. Here are some tips for transforming your DDP property into a luxurious haven with a luxury pool and landscape.

Think About the Pool Features You Need

Prior to starting work on your pool design project, think about what excites you the most about swimming pools? Do you love spending time in a pool or are you one of those people who prefer lounging on the perimeter?

Answering these questions will help you determine the pool features you need. Some popular pool features include:

Water Features

From waterfalls to sheer descents, there are several water features that you can install to add sound, interest, and movement to your pool. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, consider installing water features such as a bubbler fountain or a fully-stocked koi pond for a soothing backyard.


You can either have a spa installed that flows into your pool or it can stand alone as a separate feature. When designing a spa, make sure its size and shape blends with other water features.

Pool Automation

A pool automation system allows you to control everything from your pool temperature to the pump speed no matter where you are.

Introduce Natural Elements to Improve Your Backyard

Think about introducing natural elements such as native plants and rocks that blend with your landscape. If you plan to use a native landscape for inspiration, decide how closely your design should emulate it. Avoid using invasive exotic plants. Instead, base your design on native plant communities.

Choose Outdoor Living Features

When determining the outdoor features that you need, consider how you like spending time in your backyard. If you frequently entertain guests, consider creating a cabana or pool house that doubles as a changing area and can be used as an outdoor entertainment area.

If you have kids and do not want them to get near the pool without supervision, have a pool fencing or pool enclosure installed. Homeowners who enjoy cooking outdoors can talk to their designers about incorporating a barbecue area with an outdoor kitchen and bar.

Need more ideas to transform your backyard into a haven? Let Gardenworks Inc. help. We are one of the most trusted landscape designers in Sonoma County. Our team will guide you through the entire landscaping process. We are on a mission to beautify our community. To discuss your project, call us at (707) 857-2050.


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