Hi. My husband and I are wanting to spruce up the area around our pool and we’re interested in adding some landscaping. The problem is that we have no idea what types of plants/ trees we should use. Can you give us a little advice? Thanks! — Gina L.
This is a pretty common question, and yes, there are plants that are better suited for use in around-your-pool landscaping.
For example, you’ll want to steer clear of plants that have aggressive roots (ie: river birches and willow trees) because the roots can cause damage to the pool shell. If you’re interested in planting a few trees, you’ll want to make sure they won’t take over the yard. It’s also a good idea to plant them a bit farther away from the pool.
You’ll also want to pay attention to which parts of your pool area get direct sun—if you plant big trees this can significantly alter the sunlight levels in parts of your yard.
If you’re interested in adding some plants, you’ll want to find some that fit in the space you’re looking to add color to, and you’ll also want to choose plants that do well in the sun pattern that hits that space.
A third thing you’ll want to take into consideration relates to the plant size. Namely, how big is it going to get? If you’re thinking about adding trees, you’ll want to keep in mind that the tree will look much different in 10 years than it will the day you put it into the ground. Plan accordingly!
Lastly, if you want to add some color but you don’t have too much space for planting, you can always opt for potted plants. Potted plants are great because they won’t get too big, you won’t need to worry about their roots damaging the shell of your pool, and you can move them from one side of the yard to the other with relative ease.
Our final piece of advice, is that you should choose plants that match your climate, will create minimal debris (ie: you don’t want to have plants or flowers that will shed a lot of pollen/leaves/flower petals, because all of that can wind up in your pool) and that will match the overall aesthetic of your yard.
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