To enjoy your own backyard swimming pool by June of 2023, now is the time to get started

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Pool installations require more than the swimming pool. Start planning now for decking, hardscapes, plant material, flowerbeds, outdoor lighting and more.

By Patricia Nugent

Victor Hugo once said, “If you don’t build castles in the air, you won’t build anything on the ground.”

Fall is the perfect time of year to craft your vision, dream a little dream space and put a backyard plan in place—whether that means installing landscaping and patios now you so can cozy up to sweater weather or putting a plan in place for a pool next year.

When it comes to outdoor transformations, you can count on the inventive and seasoned designers and installers at Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping to help you explore all that’s possible.

Customize Your Yard through Hardscapes, Landscaping
To get the best blend of form and function, these folks know how to ask all the right questions to get a feel for your style and functional needs. They’re adept at creating a just-right fit for your family with everything from new flower beds to the installation of paver patios (including natural stone, Unilock and Oberfields), ponds and water features, hot tubs, firepits, fireplaces, outdoor lighting, grills, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, pavilions, pergolas, and fencing to keep your paradise private.

Candyapple Nursery & Landscape offers high-quality, in-ground fiberglass pools from Thursday Pools, with a large selection‚ and no inventory delays.

This time of year is ideal for laying landscaping to complement your hardscapes. The combination of cooler temps and fall rains gives trees and plants a nice opportunity to establish their root systems. It’s like giving them an extra growing season before the exhaustive heat of next summer hits.

Candyapple has you covered with a bountiful stock of trees and shrubs ideally suited for our zone 5, including maple, blue spruce, pear, weeping cherries, birch, arborvitae, Japanese maple and Japanese magnolia, azaleas and roses, just to name a few.

Designers create lush, low-maintenance gardens that bloom throughout the season, so you’ll always have something to look forward to.

And for fall cleanup services, they can make sure everything looks pristine now and stays that way through winter. Crews can provide leaf removal, edging, irrigation systems, mowing and late-season fertilizing to encourage healthy growth.

Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping has a large selection of trees, shrubs and other perennials. Plant now and the fall rains and cooler weather will give the root systems a chance to develop so you can enjoy beautiful spring color—without lifting a finger.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, our Great Lakes region can expect a beautiful September and October, with temps averaging in the low-60s and slightly above average rainfall. Why not get in the spirit of this comfy, colorful season basking in your own great outdoors?

Go Ahead, Take the Plunge
If it seems like more and more of your neighbors have installed a pool over the past year or two, it’s probably because they have. If you want to keep up with them, give the pool installation experts at Candyapple a call.

Although residential pool sales have skyrocketed across the country, Candyapple tapped into a new manufacturer in Indiana—Thursday Pools. The company has recently expanded its facility to keep up with sharp demand. Compared to many national pool manufacturers, Thursday Pools offers a better selection without the delays of the past two years.

When it comes to in-ground fiberglass pools, these are truly best-in-class.

Going above and beyond a standard rectangular shape, this company has reimagined what a pool can be…from cascading multilevel configurations to built-in benches within the perimeter, splash zones and walk-in beach entry. Choose from a multitude of shapes (square, rectangular, round, curvaceous), to fit any lifestyle, longer narrow ones for lap swimmers, to ones large enough for regulation beach volleyball. Some feature luxurious sunken spas with soothing spillover for the adults to kick back with a bevy or two after the little ones have gone to bed.

Find Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping’s headquartered at 1075 South Court Street in Medina. Look for the nursery just down the street at 6132 Wooster Pike.

With inflation and supply chain escalation, it’s smart to lock into pricing this year, because who knows what’s on the horizon next year?

Candyapple has already booked several installations for next spring. If you get on the schedule now, you could be in the swim of things next May or June.

Get Your Autumn Splendor On!
The Candyapple Nursey & Landscaping has curated a dazzling supply of fall décor to ramp up your home’s autumn feel inside and out.

The Candyapple Nursey & Landscaping has curated a dazzling supply of fall décor to ramp up your home’s autumn feel inside and out.

Every size, shape and color of pumpkin is on hand. Need a giant statement pumpkin to take your front door style to the next level? They’ve got that…up to 300-pounders. One of the hottest trends this fall is to remove the stems and stack your pumpkins in descending sizes to look like trees.

Or you could create a “mumkin,” by carving out the pumpkin, placing potting soil in the bottom and planting your mums.

You’ll also find an array of petite pumpkins and gourds to craft an illuminating centerpiece or mantle-scape by lining them up and carving a space in which to place votive candles.

This year, to blend nicely with any palette, the innovative designers have brought in novel colors, from pink to teal, yellow and black pumpkins in addition to the traditional orange and white varieties.

Mums and asters in every harvest hue, both potted and hanging are also here.

Mums and asters in every harvest hue, both potted and hanging are also here. To round out any design’s background, don’t forget the straw bales and cornstalks.

Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping is headquartered at 1075 South Court Street in Medina, and the nursery is just down the street at 6132 Wooster Pike in Medina. The Nursery is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through mid-November. Financing plans for pools and spas are available. For more information, call 330-591-7009 or visit