How to Design a Yard Around a Hot Tub
A hot tub can be a great addition to any backyard. It gives homeowners and their guests a place to relax, and it can make for an interesting design aesthetic. However, many people don’t really know how to properly design a yard to accommodate a hot tub without making it look out of place. There are a lot of things to consider with a large project like this. Here are just a few tips that should help homeowners decide where to put a hot tub and how they can design a yard around it.
Having Enough Space
Obviously, the most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to hot tubs is making sure that you have enough space in your yard. Check your city’s building codes to determine how far away a hot tub should be from your home. Some cities require hot tubs to be at least five feet away from your home and from your property lines, but aesthetically, it may be wise to allow for more room than that. The spot you choose for your hot tub should also be at least ten feet across and ten feet wide, although this depends on the size of the tub that you choose. You should also allow for enough room to be able to climb in and out of your hot tub safely. It would be wise to consider creating a pathway to the tub from the house to prevent getting grass and dirt in the water.
Having Enough Privacy
You should also have plenty of privacy when you use your hot tub, something that is not hard to achieve with the right landscaping and design decisions. If you want something simple, a privacy fence, gazebo, or pergola will do nicely. If you are looking for more elaborate and aesthetically pleasing design choices, consider surrounding your hot tub with some attractive flora. This will provide a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere in addition to giving you a little privacy.
To further increase site lines, in your yard you may consider creating an in-ground hot tub look with a below-ground vault made to contain your portable spa. This also makes getting in and out of your spa much easier.
Choosing the Right Flora
When you plant any kind of flora in your backyard, you want to make sure you are planting the right kinds. For most of the United States, this means deciduous trees and other plants that stay healthy and green year round, but this will give you a great opportunity to experiment as long as you choose plants that are hardy enough not to be killed by bad weather.
When you create your own serene hot tub space, be sure you have the space and materials that will last a long time and will provide the calm, peaceful feeling you crave.