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    What landscaping works best for my backyard?

    If you are thinking about or in the middle of a backyard design or redesign project, you may be asking yourself the question, what landscaping works best for my backyard? Especially if you are considering putting a pool in your backyard, you will want to accommodate the particular theme that you decide to go with. There are different factors that need to be considered when picking a type of landscaping for your backyard. Just a few important ones to be considered are:

    • The shape of your backyard
    • The size of your backyard
    • The architecture of your house
    • The overall design of your house
    • How you plan to use your backyard
    • How much maintenance you want to take on
    • Whether or not you have pets
    • Whether or not you have kids
    • How often you spend time in your backyard, etc.

    Once you have established the answers to these factors, you can start researching and deciding upon how you want to landscape your backyard. As for the pool, you will first need to factor in the following:

    Pool shape and size

    The shape and size of your pool will be factored in when it comes to the design and landscaping of your backyard. You need to decide whether or not you want to build a pool that is great for entertaining, for family bonding, for relaxation, or for exercising or even a combination of them. What you want to use your pool for will determine the size, the shape, the depth, etc.

    Placement of the pool

    You also will need to factor in the position in which you will place your pool. This will have an effect on the rest of the landscaping of the backyard in terms of vegetation, decks, building structures, etc. When deciding on the placement of the pool, you will also want to consider things like where the sunlight will be hitting, whether or not the pool will be under trees, etc.

    Spa addition

    You will also need to decide whether or not you will be including a spa with your pool as this will of course also affect the landscaping of your backyard.

    Once you have decided on the relevant aspects of your pool, you can begin to consider your other Southlake landscaping elements. You need to establish what “theme” you are going for when you are putting everything together. Depending on what you want, there are a few general themes you can choose and go with, being, naturalistic, formal, and classical. Once you have decided on your theme, you can start choosing other landscaping aspects for your backyard. These include things such as:


    From stone to concrete, to wood, to cement pavers, etc., there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to how you want to do your decking. Although these materials can still work together and be implemented neutrally, remember to stick with your theme.


    There are multiple options for lighting. How you use lighting in your backyard can add a lot to your design. When you are doing your landscaping considering the following:

    • Focal lighting
    • Pool lights
    • Ambient lighting
    • Shadow lighting
    • Dynamic lighting

    Water & Fire Features

    water and fire features, these beautiful additions can really compliment and change the feel of your backyard. Consider the following additions to your landscaping designs:

      pergolas, to pool house’s and cabanas, consider adding these beautiful architectural features to really bring your dream backyard together.


      Depending on your level of desired maintenance will be one of the strongest factors in determining the planting you want to implement into your backyard. Also consider how much free space you want to have, as well as the weather and theme of your backyard.

      When it comes to designing and building your backyard, you want to work with people you can trust and rely on. Here at Mid City Custom Pools, we can be just that. Let us work with you to make your backyard dreams a reality. Contact us today, and let’s get started.