Our Yard Pool: One 12 months Later

If you happen to informed me rising up, I’d find yourself with a pool in my yard, I may not have believed it. However quick ahead to now and we do! We proceed to take pleasure in and adore it. I by no means actually sat round and dreamed about having a pool, nevertheless it certain was one thing that I loved after I had pals with swimming pools. Floating in a pool is the very best factor about summer time, I feel. When it’s sizzling and sticky, there’s nothing like moving into your yard and cooling off within the pool. So right here we’re, one yr later and I believed I’d report in on how we’re having fun with our pool. We’re surrounded by lakes, however now that we now have our personal yard pool, I doubt we are going to get within the lake a lot in any respect. We’ve our personal paradise proper in our yard. So welcome to paradise.

Let’s begin with the vegetation. I planted these planters earlier than we left on our cruise in April and they’re doing properly. With all of the rain we get, I don’t even need to water these self-watering planters. My calla lilies have given out for now, so I most likely received’t plant these once more, however the remainder are doing properly.

These are White Wedding ceremony hydrangeas from Southern Residing Plant assortment that they despatched me a number of years in the past. I’m so glad I used to be in a position to dig them up and maintain them in planters till the pool was completed. They’re doing properly this yr although I didn’t get quite a lot of blooms off the remainder of them this yr. This isn’t an important yr for hydrangeas, it appears, so I’m longing for subsequent yr.

I planted a number of impatiens in planters and all the time love them.

This iron hummingbird I discovered at a yardsale in Birmingham has been with me for years. I like that I’ve introduced all of the outside bunnies to this yard too.

One other have a look at the planters.

I’ve to share the limelight hydrangeas once more. That is their 4th yr and they’re blooming splendidly once more this yr. I get lovely blooms from these vegetation.

I’m certain I’ll be slicing come and bringing them inside to dry. Drying limelight hydrangeas is really easy!

On any given day when we now have good climate, you’ll discover us within the pool or by the pool. We certain take pleasure in floating within the pool. The heater has actually made it extra gratifying for me this summer time since final yr we weren’t ready to make use of it till our gasoline line was upgraded. It makes all of the distinction for me! We’ve been having a lot rain once more this yr that some days are lower brief exterior, however when we now have an entire day with no showers coming by it’s great. We had a kind of days yesterday and stayed out all day into the night with the outside lights on.

If you happen to missed my put up about lighting up the yard at evening, ensure and test that out. It’s magical out right here at evening!

The whole lot seems just about the identical out right here. I nonetheless attempt to cowl my cushions or take them in when the climate is tough. I often pile the couch cushions underneath that umbrella, however we’ve had a number of thunderstorms come by with excessive winds and have needed to take down the umbrellas when it’s that unhealthy.

We love sitting in these chairs, they’re so comfy. I shared the yard reveal a number of summers in the past and the place we acquired all of the furnishings. What enjoyable that was working with Furnishings of Dalton. That partnership actually accomplished our yard and we nonetheless love all this furnishings. I shield the cushions as a lot as attainable and take all of it within the basement throughout winter months. I’ve covers for these chairs. If you happen to click on on that put up, you may see the place the yard began in case you’re new. This was earlier than the pool was constructed too final yr and reveals the evolution of this yard from the start. We’ve been right here 6 years now and it’s been quite a lot of work and initiatives to get to the place we are actually. It was not in a single day!

The ferns are rising in right here on the hill subsequent to the hydrangeas. My blue hydrangeas had been stunted this yr because of the excessive chilly we had final December, in order that they didn’t come out totally this yr and I needed to lower them again about 1/2 manner, however they’re trying good and I’m certain by subsequent yr, they’ll get better and develop again and bloom once more. I certain missed these lovely blue blooms this yr!

We adore it out right here and spend quite a lot of time on this yard. All I would like is an effective e-book and I’m good to go. That and my laptop and cellphone.

We’ve get togethers again right here periodically and it’s the one place we are able to entertain lots of people, since our home is just not that large.

Often, it’s simply Mark and me and Daisy and that’s tremendous with us too.

It’s such a cushty spot to be. There’s nowhere I’d somewhat be than right here!

I nonetheless spend quite a lot of time on that swing too. Mark certain did a very good factor by giving me that swing mattress for Christmas a number of years in the past. Nothing I’d have liked higher than that swing! Daisy loves it too and lays up there with me lots.

We’ve lovely views from all angles of the yard. It’s not an enormous yard, nevertheless it certain works for us.

Including the pool was the icing on prime!

We adore it a lot! Having a pool is unquestionably extra work and most of that work falls on Mark. He’s executed an important job with preserving all of it clear again right here. When leaves fall in fall and winter, that’s the worst a part of having the pool. It’s so  onerous to maintain the leaves out after they begin falling from the woods behind us. We purchased a web to cowl the pool with and it’s a large number for about 2 months with all these leaves falling. However as soon as that’s executed and many of the spring mess stops falling, it’s nice.

We love our yard a lot! It’s small, however mighty. We don’t use the highest deck a lot anymore. I nonetheless have furnishings up there, however would a lot somewhat go beneath the place it’s cooler.

We’re very grateful for our yard and the place we’re one yr later.

It’s a wonderful spot to hang around on a regular basis that’s good.

I like when it’s sunny all day. We don’t have quite a lot of days like that these days, so after we do, we undoubtedly take benefit and simply keep out right here. Keep-cation has an entire new which means now.

Daisy enjoys it out right here too. She nonetheless has to put on these harness balls (affiliate link) as a result of she will slide proper out that black fence with out them.

I added a deer lick exterior out fence and we certain take pleasure in watching the deer come shut and use it. Daisy, in fact, does quite a lot of barking after they do, however they don’t appear to be that terrified of her.

It’s our yard sanctuary and we’re perpetually grateful to have it! Thanks for stopping by. If you wish to compensate for all of the pool posts, go right here to see all of them. Right here’s the finale of the pool final yr. All of the pool posts are right here.

Our favourite floats (affiliate hyperlinks):

My Spring float

Mark’s float

And in the event you missed the Lighting up the Yard put up from a pair weeks in the past, you may see what we used for lighting and the place we acquired them. The upstairs deck lights are from Christmas Tree lights.  They’re common incandescent outside lights. We’ve simply changed the patio string lights with Harbor Freight LED lights. Don’t miss the yard at evening, test that out! It truly is magical out right here at evening. The truth is, we had been on the market final evening and I couldn’t resist taking some extra evening time pics and a sure somebody (Mark) determined to take an evening float, so he’s within the photographs too. It must be actually heat water for me at evening.

And the magic occurs when the solar goes down! Lights on and blue sky and pool.

We love our outside lights and all those within the floor are photo voltaic. Affiliate hyperlinks beneath.

Solar lantern lights

Fireworks Solar lights

Nonetheless loving these starburst fireworks lights. They are surely so enjoyable at evening!

I solely have 4 of them, however they make a big effect.

And that’s the pool tour at evening! Hope you loved! As you may see, we actually love our yard and are so grateful to have it. It’s our personal slice of paradise!



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