Whether you are a homeowner with a backyard pool or the manager of a resort with a large swimming area, choosing the right plants for your poolside landscaping is essential. After all, the wrong plants could affect your pool’s maintenance needs, safety, and privacy. Continue reading for a few tips to help you select the right plants for your pool area.
It’s essential to look for low-maintenance plants when it comes to poolside landscaping. Most importantly, you should choose plants that won’t drop a lot of leaves, flowers, or other debris into your pool. Otherwise, you will likely find yourself skimming and cleaning your pool much more often. Since there is likely limited space around your pool, you should also avoid large trees that will need regular trimming. You may also want to stick to plants with low water needs, as installing irrigation around your pool deck and plumbing may be difficult. Be sure to also consider whether a plant will have a large root system that could damage your pool deck or plumbing.
It’s natural to want to select plants that will provide your swimming pool with additional privacy. Choose tall plants for the perimeter of your property. Non-deciduous trees are a good option for poolside privacy, as are tall hedges.
When it comes to owning a pool, safety should always be of utmost importance. Avoid adding landscaping that will block the view of your pool from inside your home. Do not plant flowers that will attract bees, as a bee sting will quickly turn a fun day in the pool into a painful experience. You should also avoid planting cacti and other plants with needles or thorns too close to your pool deck to prevent scratches and other injuries.
For poolside landscaping and more, you can trust Complete Landscaping. We offer a range of landscaping services, including tree trimming and hardscaping installation. To schedule landscaping services in Tucson, call us today at (520) 323-8918.