Enhance Your Torrence, CA Home With Custom Pool Landscaping
Torrance, California, is one of those places that feels like a small town nestled in the natural wonders of the California coast. The cozy cafes and shops, museums and other attractions draw travelers and residents alike to the downtown area. Gorgeous beaches and endless outdoor recreation activities in addition to the nearly perfect year-round weather make it a place people want to call home.
Why Should I Landscape Around My Pool?
Your pool area is an extension of your home, it's where you're supposed to go to relax, where the kids play, and where you entertain when it's warm. If it's not up to the same standards as your interior, you won't use it to its full potential and the area will suffer from disuse. Your pool and patio is valuable real estate and you're missing out if you're not taking full advantage of it. Custom pool landscaping will enhance your Torrance home in some very practical ways. There are also a couple of surprising benefits.
Extended Living Space
While you certainly do enjoy the space that your home's interior affords you and your family, sometimes, it's not enough. When you have house guests and visitors it's much easier and more relaxed to entertain outdoors, around the pool. A custom landscaped pool area connected to a one-of-a-kind outdoor kitchen space and entertainment area is the ultimate outdoor living space. Custom outdoor lighting that enhances both softscape and hardscape elements of the design create a warm, inviting space that you'll be proud to call your own.
Improved Outdoor Privacy
A pool is a wonderful thing. When the sun's shining and the birds are singing, it's easy to relax and let all your cares float away. It's your oasis and your private space unless you have a nosy neighbor. The last thing you want to do is to put up an unattractive privacy fence. Plants, trees, shrubs, and select hardscape elements can create the private tropical paradise you and your family deserve. Your neighbors won't be able to see into your pool area and you'll enjoy the foliage and flowers as your landscaping matures.
Personalizes Your Home
Every element of your home has been chosen to serve a specific aesthetic or practical desire in your home. You've carefully considered the interior flooring, wall colors, window coverings, and other design elements. Your personal tastes also extend to your home's exterior. A custom designed pool landscape, patio area, and entertainment space gives you another chance to showcase your design savvy. Working with a professional pool landscape company will help you bring all of your plans to reality without all the heavy lifting.
Falling leaves, pollen, plant debris, and insects are common issues for homeowners who have pools. They can cause issues with the pool's filtration system and ruin patios and furniture. Most homeowners don't realize that by landscaping their pool area they can actually protect their property and reduce maintenance costs. The Cutting Edge Landscape team will help you choose the right species of trees and plants and help you incorporate xeriscape gardening techniques to reduce water usage.
Increases Property Value
Pool landscaping, like most home improvement projects, can have a positive effect on your home's value if you should decide to sell it. The average increase is around 10% - 12% return on investment, which isn't nearly as high as a new kitchen, for example. However, it's important to remember that a buyer's perceived value is as important as its actual value. A beautifully landscaped, high-end pool area may be the one thing that pushes a buyer to make a higher offer. There is no way to measure what really matters though, how much you enjoy it.
Reduced Water Evaporation
Water will naturally evaporate from your pool, hot tub, and other water features. There's nothing you can do to stop the process, however, you can reduce the amount of evaporation by making good landscape material choices. A concrete patio that's devoid of plant life will absorb heat and evaporate water quickly. A softer landscape that includes native foliage, plants, and even trees will help maintain the moisture levels in and around your pool area. In return, they'll receive the moisture they need to grow and thrive.
Protection from Wind
When the coastal winds blow across your yard and pool area it disrupts the soil, moves your furniture, and wreaks havoc on your pool area. Nature has long dealt with windy conditions by providing plants and trees with strong, deep roots, heavy stalks and trunks, and the flexibility to bend without breaking. These characteristics make plants and trees the ideal way to protect your pool and your home's exterior. They act as a buffer that keeps the wind's full force from affecting the home, patio furniture, and other elements.
“Matt & his crew did an outstanding job on my both my front & backyards. Love my new patio and yard! I had an empty slate after removing my pool & concrete.”
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