A backyard pool is more enjoyable when the area around it is landscaped instead of just surrounded by concrete. Here are 5 ideas for landscaping around your pool to upgrade your backyard.
Landscaping Around Your Pool with Low-Maintenance Plants
It makes sense to add low-maintenance plants around your pool. These shrubs and bushes can grow in soil that is rocky or sandy and don’t require a lot of water. Succulents are great choices to plant around a pool. Many varieties of succulents make for a hardy groundcover and some are evergreen and will add color all year long.
Plants Around the Fence
Most areas require pools to be enclosed with a fence according to local safety codes. Add more greenery to your pool area by planting vegetation around the inside of the fence.
These could be small trees, shrubs, or bushes spaced out evenly along the fence line, or you could train vines to grow up the fence. Some fast-growing vines that will beautify your fence include honeysuckle, trumpet creeper, and morning glory.
Large Cement Plant Pots
Large cement planter on either side of the pool can be filled with colorful flowers that spill over the sides. You could also plant a small tree in each pot to give the pool area some shade. Shade on the pool deck gives people and pets relief from the heat on the hottest summer days.
Grass Block Pavers for Landscaping Around Your Pool
If you have a grass lawn around your pool, place some cement grass block pavers over it to make a patio around the pool or space the pavers out to create an attractive pattern on the lawn.
Plant Herbs to Repel Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can be bothersome around a pool because they like water. Plant herbs and plants around your pool that are known to repel mosquitos. Citronella, peppermint, lavender, lemon balm, and bee balm all have properties that repel mosquitoes. They also smell nice, so you can enjoy pleasant scents while you are spending time by the pool.