Surround Your Swimming Pool with Plants

The surrounding plants and landscape around your swimming pool can either make or break your backyard being the place to be in the neighborhood. Different types of plants and flowers can help you create and achieve any style in your yard.

There are three traits that plants produce in your backyard. They bring in color, they create some privacy, and they add interesting texture. Colorful plants and flowers are a great way to bring in your desired color scheme into your backyard. There are a variety of perennials that provide any color you wish. The best part about perennials is that they won’t die after flowering, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning up after them.

Using plants to add natural privacy can create a fence that will enclose your backyard space. Plants such as bamboo, palm trees, and hedges can also add additional shade for extra relaxation areas around your swimming pool.

To add fun texture to your swimming pool area, mix and combine plants like ornamental grasses, cactuses, and flowering plants. Create layers with different sizes and styles to showcase a more intriguing look. Combining different plants together will be eye-catching to anyone hanging out in your backyard.

Here are some great plant and flower options to surround your swimming pool:

  • Southern Live Oak
  • Weeping Dalea
  • Pale-leaf Yucca
  • Blackfoot Daisy
  • Deer Grass

Certain plants are best to avoid around your swimming pool. Stay away from any plant that will drop leaves into your pool or plants that require shade. Leaves, pine needles or dead flowers can create extra work for you to care for, plus they can clog your pool filter. Obviously, most of your swimming pool will be in direct sunlight. Because of this, it is not a good idea to have plants that require shade to grow. The plants you should avoid include:

  • Acacia
  • Azalea
  • Honeysuckle
  • Ash Trees
  • Evergreen Elm

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