Organic living; getting back to our roots; enjoying mother nature at her best… these are all phrases we hear and read about every day. As our society continues to evolve and our lives become more technology-driven and complicated, we find in ourselves the longing to spend time alone with nature. Whether it’s a glass of wine enjoyed sitting on the lawn at the end of a busy day, a few minutes playing with the children in the yard or a swim in the outdoor pool, many Australians are proving the psychological and physical benefits of their own gardens.
For many Aussie homeowners, their outdoor pool is their private sanctuary: a place to unwind, relax and chill out with family and friends. And to encourage a stronger connection between recreation and nature itself, many people are bringing their lawns right to the edge of their pool or and outdoor spa. A pool set in a swath of perfectly manicured, lush lawn is the very definition of beautiful! Easy on the eyes; calming; classy and modern.
As always, research is essential before planting a new lawn, and the lawn around your pool is no exception. It’s important that you choose a turf variety that suits your environment, can stand up to a reasonable amount of foot traffic and has reasonable tolerance to salt (especially if yours is a salt chlorinated pool). Palmetto Buffalo grass is a popular choice for many pool owners because it maintains excellent winter colour, is sun tolerant and requires very little maintenance.
When it comes to maintaining the lawn surrounding your pool, we understand you may have a few questions. That’s why we’ve put together this list of top tips about caring for the lawn around your pool:
The team at Rivers Edge Turf can help you choose a suitable turf for your pool surround and give you quality advice on maintaining it. Call us today on (02) 4579 9009 and let’s get this landscaping project underway!