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.
Instead, 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.