Landscaping Ideas for Your Pool Area!
Summer is here, so it’s time to add landscaping to your pool area. Plants, flowers, and gardening can transform your pool from an ordinary area into an inviting and relaxing oasis.
There are a few things to consider when landscaping your pool area. Remember that plants that are 2 feet tall or higher can drop leaves and debris into your pool, which makes more work for you. You want to think about smaller plants if you’re interested in keeping your pool clear of leaves, dirt, and so on. You also want to think about plants that add privacy, balance, style, unity, and proportion to your yard. Some plants can even add color, texture, and an inviting scent to your pool area.
Succulents are easy to care for and add a sculptural appearance to your pool area. Succulents are also a great option because they don’t shed, so there’s little to no maintenance necessary. However, be sure that the succulents you are considering don’t have thorns, spines, or needles, as these can hurt children or party guests at your pool parties who might accidentally bump into the plants. Another interesting option for your poolside area is ornamental grasses. These grasses can make your pool look like a visually striking pond. Some types of ornamental grasses you may have heard of are sedges, rushes, bamboo, yellow foxtail grass, lemongrass, and so on.
Vines are perfect for adding greenery and privacy to your pool area. Vines are a classic way to upgrade your landscaping, so seek passion flower, jasmine, honeysuckle, trumpet vines, or Carolina Jessamine for your poolside landscaping. Another landscaping option to consider is trees. Trees can add privacy to your pool area, but make sure the trees you choose don’t grow too tall. If you do want tall trees in your hard, think about planting the trees a generous distance away from the pool to avoid leaves, flowers, and dirt falling off the tree and into your pool.
When it comes to poolscapes, Long Island Poolscapes are the experts. If you’re ready to transform your pool area, reach out to us at Long Island Poolscapes to bring your visions to life. Call us for a consultation at 631-698-8873 today!