Tag Archives: swimming pool landscaping

  • Swimming Pool Landscaping Plants

    Looking to create a tropical oasis or backyard retreat?  Many homeowners tend to shy away from landscaping near their swimming pool.  This reluctance is short lived, especially once you discover the right options to complement your home.

    Swimming Pool Landscaping Plants
    A popular choice for many above and in ground pool owners are flower pots or container planting.  Arranged at the surrounding edges of the pool, these bursts of colour are attractive and easy to maintain.

    Avoid petal dropping plants including geraniums, sweet alyssum, petunias, and impatiens.  Their blooms are notorious for sticking to pool decking, and they require plenty of upkeep.

    swimming pool landscaping plants herbsInstead, look to colourful marigolds, pansies, dwarf sunflowers, zinnias, dianthus, calendula, and the visually stunning gazania.  With regular dead-heading, these plants will bloom from spring to fall.

    If you are open to brining plants indoors for the winter, explore the world of tropicals.   Many have incredible flowers which bloom for long periods, and remain attached to the stems.

    Another option is herbs.  Suitable for container gardening or creating an attractive herb garden, the light fragrances and delicate flowers prove a wonderful poolside addition.

    Swimming Pool Landscaping to Repel Mosquitoes
    One of the Sun Covers Canada team members looked for ways to repel mosquitoes.  Last year, she had great success with planting marigolds, citronella, lavender, catnip, and peppermint.

  • Swimming Pool Landscaping Lighting Solutions

    There are countless ways to create your dream outdoor space, while maximizing your swimming pool landscaping. This week, the team at Sun Covers Canada touches on simple and effective lighting solutions.

    Let There Be Lightswimming pool landscaping lighting solutions
    More often than not, children tend to enjoy the backyard swimming pool during the day. Youth and adults tend to prefer evening swims. With this in mind, it's a wise idea to light up your outdoor space or water for safety... and a touch of dramatic flair!

    Popular Lighting Solutions
    Tiki Torches
    Hanging Lanterns
    Tin Can Lanterns
    Underwater LED Lighting
    Fairy Lights
    Fire Pit
    In-Ground or Deck Mounted Lights
    Floating Lights, Orbs and Lanterns
    Floating Funkins

    Light It Up
    Whether you are seeking whimsical, fun or elegant, there are numerous ways to add a little light to your swimming pool landscape. Scour sites like Houzz and Pinterest, and we guarantee you'll have the best backyard on the block!

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