Tips for better swimming pool landscaping

Swimming pool landscaping can improve the overall beauty of your pool and make it look more natural. There are some special ornamentals and plants you can use to achieve the perfect view. Below are the major things to consider when choosing plants for landscaping.

Considerations to make

  • Safety
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Scent
  • Color and texture
  • Variety
  • Proportion
  • Balance
  • Shape and size of the area
  • Climate and microclimates
  • Theme and design of the existing landscaping
  • Privacy

Options for ornamental grasses

There are a good number of options when it comes to planting ornamental grasses around your swimming pool.  These are not necessarily the lawn grasses you are familiar with. They are more uniqueness and beauty to the pool surrounding. Below are some good suggestions.

  • Phormium
  • Korean grass
  • Japanese blood grass
  • Fountain grass
  • Bamboo
  • Giant reed
  • Rush
  • Feather grass
  • Fescue
  • Lemongrass

The best succulents you can use for landscaping

There is a variety of options you have when selecting evergreen succulents for your pool landscaping. The best of them all do not have thorns or spines.  If you are a lover of vegetation, the following succulents will be ideal for your swimming pool.

  • Senecio
  • Sempervivum
  • Sedum
  • Portulacaria afra
  • Plumeria
  • Kalanchoe
  • Euphobia
  • Echeveria
  • Dudleya
  • Crassula
  • Cotyledon
  • Aptenia cordilofia
  • Aeonium

Vines you can plant around your pool

If you love the climbing feature of vines, there are some good options you can plant around your pool. These include;

  • Lady Bank rose
  • Trumpet vine
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Passionflower
  • Honeysuckle
  • Jasmine

Landscaping ideas for hot weather

UAE is not a humid region. There are some plants that may not doo well when you plant them around your swimming pool, unless you are prepared for constant watering. So, you need to have a time table or schedule for watering your plants to keep them refreshed at all times.

But certain plants are a perfect match for drought areas.  They don’t need constant maintenance or watering because they can withstand harsh weather conditions. Examples of such plands include sempervivum, lithops, haworthia, yucca, agave, and Aloe Vera.

Overall, proper landscaping can keep your pool more beautiful and naturally appealing. The above are great suggestions for different types of plants you can grow around your swimming pool for landscaping.