Here’s how Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping can turn your backyard into your relaxation destination

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Whichever body of water bodes best for you, Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping offers everything to complete the picture perfectly, including laying travertine pavers made from natural stone that absorb water and look gorgeous.

By Patricia Nugent

Instead of hopping on a plane and heading to a tropical destination, this summer why not just step out your back door, dangle your toes in the water and dive into a poolside paradise? The industrious folks at Candyapple Nursery & Landscaping provide one-stop shopping for backyard enthusiasts.

Custom-built fiberglass pool or spa? Check. Lush landscaping to surround it all? They do that. Fire pits to light it up when the sun goes down? You bet. Fencing to keep the jealous neighbors out? Uh-huh.

“Whatever you can imagine, we can create,” says Hans Maybach, who founded Candyapple 11 years ago. “With a lead time of eight to 12 weeks, people booking design consultations with us now can be making a splash in their pool by the time Memorial Day comes around.”

Expert Design Consultation
The designers, technicians and landscapers at Candyapple have installed hundreds of high-end pools across Northeast Ohio and have a keen sense of what will work best in your outdoor space.

“These are the best-made pools in the industry, featuring superior structural strength and luxurious designs,” he says. “All of our models come with a lifetime warranty.”

One of the hottest trends in the pool industry right now is the super versatile swim spa. Part hot tub, part single-lane lap pool, these heated, above-ground spas offer year-round fun and fitness. The rectangular designs range from 12 to 20 feet long. On one end they feature continuous current jets for those who like to swim laps, and on the other is the seating and jets for a hot tub. They also come with fun, entertaining options such as Bluetooth speakers and lighting that changes colors.

Whichever body of water bodes best for you, Candyapple offers everything to complete the picture perfectly, including laying travertine pavers made from natural stone that absorb water and look gorgeous.

To kick back and enjoy your finished yard, they also offer a full line of Amish-made outdoor furniture, including chairs, tables, swings and gliders.

Creating a Garden Oasis
“Our nursery will open Monday, April 15, with a premium selection of locally grown trees, shrubs and roses, in both classic and exotic species that will thrive in our zone, as well as hanging baskets just in time for Mother’s Day,” he says.

Whether landscaping new beds or sprucing up existing ones, Hans says they are adept at custom-creating the final look matched to the customer, selecting their favorite colors, shapes, etc., and making sure they combine trees, shrubs and perennials that will bloom continuously through spring, summer and fall.

Hans is also a master pruner and is skilled at keeping your trees growing and vital for many years to come.

C’mon Baby, Light Your Fire
Once the pool is built, adding fire to the mix is a must. Hans reports most people like to put in a fire pit or fireplace.

“We can design whichever style and size fits the yard, whether natural wood or gas,” he says. “And one of the most in-demand items this year is a metal grate grill top that goes over the top of a fire pit. People can cook enough burgers on top for a big crowd, or anything else they want to fire up on the barbie.”

Other party-perfect additions to a pool setting include adding lights that change color, or fountains that emit the tranquil sounds of falling waters.

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. Don’t miss the Candyapple Boutique within the building, offering a host of gourmet hand-dipped apples, hand-crafted jewelry, candles and more. For more information, call 330-591-7009 or visit