February 11, 2016

Planting Ideas for Your Pool Landscape

One of the great benefits of constructing a pool landscape is the fact that homeowners can make the project unique to their property. There are so many options when it comes to choosing the features of a pool landscape. Whatever your paradise vision is, it can become a reality with us at Carlton Pools. As you plan your pool, the first features of your oasis that you consider may be the aquatic amenities, such as a hot tub, waterfall or fountain. But your landscape is not complete without some greenery to create a gorgeous outdoor scenery. Selecting the plants for your pool landscape can be a little tricky, since there are many plants that do not survive near a poolside.

Part of the fun in designing your backyard pool area is creating a personal aquatic space that looks the way you want it to look. As one of the leading swimming pool companies in the Chester County, PA area, we design and install custom pools that can create a gorgeous backyard landscape. We understand the importance of poolside greenery and plants, so we often refer our customers to our landscape connections, who can assist with selecting the right greenery for pool landscapes. We work with our clients on a personal level to understand their pool needs and help them with their decision-making process for their custom pool design. To hear about our pool building accounts first-hand, check out our Carlton Pools video testimonials.

Although we do not provide planting landscape services, we have gathered up a few tips from our landscaping company partners to help guide you with your pool landscape design. We put together a few tips to follow when choosing your poolside plants and shrubbery.

Use portable potted plants – Potted plants offer a mobile solution for decorating with greenery, whether they are clustered together or placed separately.

Put in a plant bed – A plant bed can easily transform a section of the patio into a beautiful scenic area.

Be frugal with grass – Too much grass can be a hassle to maintain and may cause dirt to scatter across the patio.

Consider debris and insects – Do not select plants that bear fruit, attract bugs or have thorns to ensure a pleasant and safe atmosphere around your pool. 

Pool Friendly Plants

  • Shrubs
  • Groundcover
  • Evergreen trees
  • Long blooming flowers
  • Ornamental grass

Benefits of Using Plants in Your Landscape

  • Create a shady area
  • Enhance the aesthetic appeal of the yard
  • Generate a natural outdoor atmosphere
  • Provide privacy by obstructing views
  • Add height to the pool landscape design for a pleasant view
  • Reduce the amount of bugs

With the pool installation and design expertise of Carlton Pools, your guests won’t have any complaints about your new pool landscape when they spend time relaxing in your backyard paradise. Our customers are left satisfied with their dream backyard pool after our pool design services. To check out what our customers think of our amazing custom pool design services, read our reviews about Carlton Pools online. We are the go-to source for high-quality custom swimming pools in the area of Lehigh County, PA and beyond. Contact us today!