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POOL LANDSCAPING: MORE THAN JUST PLANTS

From Swimmingpool.com

Skilled outdoor living and swimming pool designers know what many people don't immediately realize:  There is way more to designing an outdoor living space that includes an inground swimming pool than just planting a few bushes and plants around the pool.  Thoughtfully planned space allocation, colors, features, traffic patterns, entertaining spaces, etc. all are considerations that make one's outdoor living space with a pool ideal.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives some great advice on how to plan the ideal environment around a swimming pool, considering all of the aforementioned considerations.

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Artistic Fire Pits For Long Summer Nights

From Landscape Architects Network

Outdoor living enthusiasts understand that long summer days can easily turn into cool summer nights.  Harkening back to days of yore, sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, nighttime can be the most relaxing and congenial time of the day.  Unfortunately, without a source of heat and focus, these summer nights can turn into indoor gatherings, defeating the purpose of having a fabulous outdoor living space.  Firepits are a great way to extend the day, and keep the memories building.  This post from The Landscape Architects Network presents a different spin on the firepit;  one that turns the source of heat and focus into high art.

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