“The Art of Outdoor Living”


Swimming Pools, Spas & Pool Houses

Adding a swimming pool to your property not only provides hours of fun Swimming Pool design with waterfall in Howard County, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick & Montgomery counties.and exercise for your family and friends and a beautiful focal point to the landscape, it’s one of the most significant changes you can make to your property. If your pool is not thoughtfully planned by a professional landscape designer with experience in designing and siting pools, you could end up with poor drainage, improper grading, a layout that doesn’t meet your needs, or even an unfinished project. When you choose Budding Branch Landscape & Design to design and install your swimming pool, we’ll make sure your pool is in the optimal location in your landscape and provide you with an end product that is as functional as it is beautiful.

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool design in Clarksville, Ellicott City, Glenwood, Glenelg, Cooksville, Fulton, Olney & BrookvilleAs with every component of a thoughtful landscape design, your pool will be created with careful consideration of how it will actually be used. From space for lounge chairs to access to bathrooms, we’ll make sure your pool will be the oasis you were dreaming of. Considerations for a pool design include:

  • Property conditions, including grading, views from neighboring properties, building restriction lines, septic location, underground cables, natural shading, and sun angles
  • Zoning guidelines that may be unique to your property or community
  • Budget requirements- We can utilize a variety of designs and materials to get you the best value for your budget
  • Location of pool equipment which can be easily accessible but not detract from the beauty of the landscape

In addition to the actual pool shape, size, and materials, other elements to consider are lighting, the addition of an automatic cover for added safety and ease of maintenance, fountains, and waterfalls. There are also county requirements for fencing which we can design into the landscape to be attractive as well as functional.


Outdoor Spa construction in Howard County, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick & Montgomery counties.Need to unwind after a long day? A hot tub or spa can do just the trick. Integrated into a pool design, incorporated into an existing pool, or as a separate component of the landscape, Budding Branch Landscape & Design can design and install a relaxing retreat customized for your personal style. Adding a spa to your landscape can extend the use of your backyard oasis well past the summer season and make it a year-round retreat.

Pool Houses and Pavilions

Pool House construction and design in Howard County, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick & Montgomery counties.Pool houses and pavilions can be incorporated into a new pool design or added to an existing pool so your family and guests will have all they need to relax right there by the poolside. Ideal for changing rooms or bathrooms, or a bar area, game room or even a guest space, pool houses can also be used for storing pool essentials like toys, lounge chairs and towels. Pavilions can provide shade for lounging or dining and incorporate a grilling or bar area. Add lighting, TV, and a sound system, and you’ll have the ultimate backyard retreat.

For more than 20 years, owner Rob Boswell and professional landscape designer Heath Skelton have been customizing pools, spas and pool houses for clients throughout Howard County, Maryland and the surrounding areas, including Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, and Montgomery counties. We will coordinate the entire process, from design and material selection to pulling permits to connecting the essential utilities. Budding Branch owner Rob Boswell manages every project, ensuring our employees and tradesmen meet our rigorous standards for customer protection.

Contact us or call (410) 442-8208 today, and let Budding Branch Landscape & Design help you perfect “the art of outdoor living”!  We serve Howard County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Anne Arundel County as well as Clarksville, Ellicott City, Glenwood, Glenelg, Cooksville, Fulton, Olney & Brookville.