You’ve made the decision to invest in a hot tub. Now it’s time to consider how you want to incorporate your hot tub in PA into your backyard and create a visually stunning and seamless landscape scheme. Consider these tips and tricks to integrate your hot tub into your landscaping.
Most people will want to create a sense of privacy and serenity in the area surrounding their hot tub. This can be accomplished in several ways. Look to garden elements to create a natural, organic private space. Mature trees, plants, and shrubs will develop greenery and shield your hot tub from view. Consider where you want your plantings to ensure your hot tub is set back from your house, backyard or the street. You can also build up structural elements for privacy: large pots or planters, gazebos, large angled umbrellas, and trellises with vines will all help establish a sense of seclusion.
Depending on climate and your goals for using your hot tub, it’s important to consider how much sun or shade the area surrounding your hot tub will get. In hot, dry climates, you may seek a shadier environment, and can build up tall trees or even an umbrella or awning in the hot tub area to protect from the sun. If you intend to use your hot tub in cooler months or colder climates, definitely ensure you’ll get maximum sun during the hours in the day you’ll seek to use the hot tub. Consider how far away from your home the hot tub needs to be to avoid unwanted shadows.
Many people look to their hot tub as a hub of socializing and entertainment in the back yard. If you envision using your hot tub this way, think about the space surrounding the hot tub area strategically. Tables, seating, or benches may draw people into the hot tub area and create a multi-use space to serve drinks or snacks. Establishing layered seating options will increase functionality and develop a more social environment. Remember to set enough space around the perimeter of your hot tub, regardless of any outdoor furniture you might incorporate, so that it’s easy for your guests to get in and out of the hot tub and walk around the area.
Hot tubs can be a part of any landscaping design theme. Check out design magazines, blogs, and social media to get inspiration on how to incorporate your new hot tub into a perfect backyard oasis.