Pool Terrace -
This New Hope garden features
redesigning a pool deck and
surrounding gardens to provide
better flow and more usable spaces.
An open pool house with a built in kitchen sets a new destination for lounging by the pool. Brick walls define a raised terrace next to the home where one can enjoy the garden while being separated from the pool traffic. The prior pool decking of concrete pavers was replaced with travertine. This slip resistant, natural stone stays cool in the sun and has a pristine look that is more fitting with the quality of the home. The right selection and placement of small trees keeps a sunny pool atmosphere while avoiding a wide open canvas. Irrigation keeps the plantings looking their best throughout the season and allows for a broader plant palette in what would otherwise be a dry location.