When you want give a modern flair to an existing traditional backyard pool, new hardscaping can do the trick. To update the look of this pre-existing pool, we added a unique horizontal fence and lined it with heat tolerant plants such as horsetail reed. We even created a wall-mounted vertical garden and installed it directly on the fence. Custom stone steps give the small backyard space some much needed depth. Containers filled with pops of seasonal color keep the space festive and fun for poolside relaxing and entertaining.