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Take It Easy, Backyard Hot Tub Style
Start with the basics: backyards, decks, and patios are all about relaxing. That’s why a hot tub fits in so well. Let’s assume you’re just thinking about adding a hot tub.
- Plan to use your hot tub all year long. Plant seasonal flowers, move furniture or add a spa umbrella when the seasons change.
- Keep it simple: you may only need matching steps and planters around your hot tub.
- Create a leafy, natural retreat around your hot tub, for privacy and beauty. Don’t wait for trees to mature – ivy-covered trellises surrounding your hot tub work well, too.
Backyards For Beginners
The rule of thumb is to plan for or around the hardscape. This is masonry work, woodwork, patios, decks, wooden arbors – anything permanent or built-in. (Plants, shrubs, and lawns are considered softscape). A hot tub should be thought of as hardscaping, especially if you’re planning to surround it with decking. Look through some examples of hot tub installations for inspiration.