Our Yard Pool: One 12 months Later

In the event you advised me rising up, I’d find yourself with a pool in my yard, I won’t 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 associates with swimming pools. Floating in a pool is the very best factor about summer season, I believe. When it’s scorching and sticky, there’s nothing like getting in 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’ve got our personal yard pool, I doubt we’ll get within the lake a lot in any respect. Now we have 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 in all probability gained’t plant these once more, however the remainder are doing properly.

These are White Marriage ceremony hydrangeas from Southern Residing Plant assortment that they despatched me just a few 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 despite the fact that I didn’t get a variety of blooms off the remainder of them this yr. This isn’t a fantastic yr for hydrangeas, it appears, so I’m looking forward to subsequent yr.

I planted just a few 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 really like that I’ve introduced all of the outside bunnies to this yard too.

One other take 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 chopping come and bringing them inside to dry. Drying limelight hydrangeas is really easy!

On any given day when we’ve got 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 pleasing for me this summer season 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! Now we have been having a lot rain once more this yr that some days are minimize quick outdoors, however when we’ve got a complete day with no showers coming by it’s fantastic. We had a type of days yesterday and stayed out all day into the night with the outside lights on.

In the event you missed my publish about lighting up the yard at night time, be certain and test that out. It’s magical out right here at night time!

All the things appears to be like 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 beneath that umbrella, however we’ve had just a few 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 snug. I shared the yard reveal just a few summers in the past and the place we bought 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 potential and take all of it within the basement throughout winter months. I’ve covers for these chairs. In the event you click on on that publish, you’ll be able to 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 a variety of work and initiatives to get to the place we at the moment are. It was not in a single day!

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

We adore it out right here and spend a variety of time on this yard. All I want is an effective e-book and I’m good to go. That and my laptop and telephone.

Now we have get togethers again right here periodically and it’s the one place we are able to entertain lots of people, since our home just isn’t that massive.

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

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

I nonetheless spend a variety of time on that swing too. Mark certain did a great factor by giving me that swing mattress for Christmas just a few years in the past. Nothing I might have beloved higher than that swing! Daisy loves it too and lays up there with me rather a lot.

Now we have 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 high!

We adore it a lot! Having a pool is unquestionably extra work and most of that work falls on Mark. He’s performed a fantastic job with holding 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  arduous to maintain the leaves out once they begin falling from the woods behind us. We purchased a internet 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 performed 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 reasonably go under 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 really like when it’s sunny all day. We don’t have a variety of days like that currently, so once we do, we positively take benefit and simply keep out right here. Keep-cation has a complete new that 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 outdoors out fence and we certain take pleasure in watching the deer come shut and use it. Daisy, in fact, does a variety of barking once they do, however they don’t appear to be that frightened of her.

It’s our yard sanctuary and we’re endlessly 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 case you missed the Lighting up the Yard publish from a pair weeks in the past, you’ll be able to see what we used for lighting and the place we bought 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 night time, test that out! It truly is magical out right here at night time. In actual fact, we have been on the market final night time and I couldn’t resist taking some extra night time time pics and a sure somebody (Mark) determined to take an evening float, so he’s within the photographs too. It needs to be actually heat water for me at night time.

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 under.

Solar lantern lights

Fireworks Solar lights

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

I solely have 4 of them, however they make a huge impact.

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



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