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Creating A Hardy Tropical Garden

Tropical Swimming Pool Design
Many tropical style landscaped areas feature a swimming pool. These pools usually have a natural look as if you could stumble upon them in the rain forest or jungle. This very natural appearance can be achieved through the use of faux boulders. Often these boulders can also serve as a waterfall, jumping rock, or even have and incorporated water slide. You can add to the tropical vibe by replicating the sparkling turquoise water of a tropical island beach. This dazzling color is created by selecting a light coloured interior pool finish.

A Shade Structure to Fit with the Tropical Vibe

In an outdoor living space shade is often essential for protection from the sun or the odd English shower. For a landscape with a tropical theme you should select a thatched or shingle roof patio cover. These structures, which have a roof covered in palm fronds or reeds, are known as either a tiki hut or a palapa. To complete the look the columns supporting the structure can be made of real or often from faux bamboo.  

Putting the Final Touches on a Tropical Design Garden

Many homeowners often overlook the final touches of their landscaping. Adding just the right outdoor décor will help solidify your yard's tropical theme.

Ideas for Tropical Outdoor Décor:

  • A carved tiki statue or Buddha head statue
  • Citronella or gas powered tiki torches
  • A bamboo fence or bamboo path edging
  • Teak or rattan patio furniture with bright colored upholstery
  • A colorful hammock
  • A gas or coal fire pit is a must


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