Ideas For Landscaping Around Hot Tubs – Create Attractive Designs
What is it that really makes landscaping around the area of a hot tub so different from everyday landscaping? The hot tub may be raised, and you could just add a bed of mulch, but that will make the area of your hot tub look just as cheap as the cost of your landscaping will be.
Landscape designs around hot tubs don’t need to be complex to look professional. Simply purchasing attractive pots or planters as well as your favorite shrubs and flowers to surround the hot tub is one option. I like taking two pots and placing them on each side of the steps. I then plant two finely manicured trees within the pots; be sure to get trees that will not outgrow the pot or become too tall. The entrance to your hot tub is framed with beautiful greenery, and looks beautiful and welcoming.
When creating your dream retreat, you first need to choose the best location for your hot tub. Ease of access, view and privacy will be important concerns. To more easily enjoy your spa in cold weather, place it near the house. A pathway with lighting will make night use easier and more enjoyable.
Seclusion can be a real plus in your hot tub landscaping design. A fence or wall, a gazebo or tall dense plants can provide privacy. To also add protection from weather, an enclosure with a roof will help keep out rain and hot sun. Be sure to consider how the seasons will affect your view and privacy when using trees or plants as an enclosure. And avoid placing large plants near the hot tub so as not to add to the cleaning.
When it comes to the area around your hot tub, it’s important to have landscaping ideas for privacy. One way to landscape around your hot tub, with privacy in mind, is a screened in gazebo. A gazebo will help to make the hot tub the focal point of your backyard, while allowing you to comfortably use your hot tub in rainy weather. To make it look nice, you can add a couple of simple planter boxes around the outside of the gazebo. If you’re not a gardener, you could choose to plant some low maintenance silk flowers instead.
Ideas for landscaping around hot tubs are plentiful, so I can’t list them all, but one of my favorites is an Asian-inspired backyard hot tub. Building a pergola creates a pattern of shade and sun and develops the Asian look. Another idea is to build permanent cedar planters around the tub. Beautiful plants and trees can be put in these planters, as long as they fit your local climate. This trick gives a sense of permanency and makes it look as if your hot tub is built-in.
The perfect hot tub would be one that is built into the ground next to an in-ground swimming pool. To enhance the beauty of the hot tub, it would be ideal to have tropical plants surrounding the area to create a little jungle. You don’t even need to plant them in the ground. Just use nice flowerpots and place them around the area in two clusters of three to create a well-balanced look. By using different sizes of pots and plants in each cluster, you can create a terraced look. Popular plants for this type of setting are hibiscus, palm bushes, and ivy that can flow around the pots to create a lush landscaping.
There are so many ideas for landscaping around hot tubs that this only touches on the many possibilities. However whenever landscaping around a hot tub you must remember to still allow for the drain of the hot tub to be open. You wouldn’t want to flood all your lovely landscaping while refilling the hot tub. Remember that you can be as creative as you want. Make it your own backyard oasis.