For pool area landscaping, opting for the right type of plants is a great idea but it requires a good deal of time and research. You might not want to choose any plants for your pool landscaping. Some pools shed a lot of leaves in pools, creating a lot of mess. Moreover, some trees with spines or thorns may heart your kids. Given below are some tips that can help you work on your pool landscape.

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Things to consider when opting for plants

If you live in a tropical region, you can choose from different varieties of plants. However, there are some common factors that all pool owners should consider regardless of their region.

Before you head to the plant nursery, make sure you do your homework first. You need to consider a lot of things. For instance, some plants shed a lot of leaves, unlike other plants. Flower-bearing shrubs and fruit-bearing trees look beautiful but make a lot of mess when they drop catkins, nuts, flowers, fruits, needles and leaves into the pool. So, these things should be considered when buying plants.

Consider the safety factor

Do you want to play the game of thorns with your kids in the pool? This won’t be a good idea if you have roses near your pool. Those lovely flowers have stickers or thorns. The same is true about colorful barberry, bougainvillea, blackberry, and pyracantha. Cactus and many other succulents have the same problem. After all, you don’t want your child to slide into the bush and hurt himself, do you? Your pool safety matters.

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Opting for Low-Maintenance Plants

Your pool area landscaping should be designed in a way that it should make your pool more beautiful. Ideally, it should look like an oasis or island. After all, you don’t want to spend a lot of time fertilizing and trimming our pool landscape. So, it’s better to keep it simple. By choosing the right plants, you can rest in your pool enjoying the beautiful views.

Deciduous vs. Evergreen

Here you have two choices: you can either opt for the Italian Cypress or the liquid amber tree for your pool area landscaping. What would you go for? The later creates a lot of mess requiring frequent cleaning but the former don’t drop that many leaves.

To make the decision easier, you might want to consult your nearby gardener, arboretum or nursery.

Invasive Roots

With the passage of time, plants and trees with invasive roots may cause a lot of damage to the structure of your pool, the plumbing system, and the surrounding areas. Common examples of this type of trees are oak, elm and ficus trees. If you want to choose these trees, think about the consequences first.


Plants That Attract Bees

If you love bees, you can choose from a lot of plants that act as bee magnets. Some good names are listed below:

  • Wisteria
  • Sweet Clovers
  • Salvia
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Oregano
  • Larkspur
  • Delphinium
  • Cosmos
  • Columbine

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