Imagine lounging at the pool all day long in the comfort and convenience of your own backyard. As warmer weather approaches, we are thinking about this more and more! Although you have probably been browsing different swimming pool styles, what about your pool landscaping design? To make the best oasis, you need to consider how everything will look together as one cohesive layout.

Start dreaming up your ideal pool landscaping design with these 5 trends that are here to stay! Share on X

Pool Landscaping Design: What’s In and What’s Out

Whether you can’t decide on a pool landscape design or this is the first time you have even thought about it, this guide is for you! Here are 5 things to include in your pool’s plant arrangement:  

  1. Less is More
  2. Include Color
  3. Don’t Overcrowd
  4. A Lucious Lawn  
  5. Low Maintenance

1) Less is More

Doesn’t this seem to be on trend for almost everything these days? But, it’s very true. Trying to cram in all of your favorite plants and flowers won’t only look stuffy, it won’t be functional either. Go for simple plants that won’t overgrow your space yet fill in the empty spots to make for one classy-looking yard.

2) Include Pops of Color

You don’t want to stare at a sea of green with only a color contrast from the bright blue pool water. Switch out flowers every 3-4 months with colors that represent each season. Vibrant orange and yellows might be better suited in the summer while soft pinks whites could be used in the spring.

Whatever you choose, don’t use flowers that will shed a ton and place them far enough away from the pool so petals don’t constantly fall in the water.

3) Don’t Overcrowd Your Space

It’s easy to bring full-bodied plants into your space, but keep functionality in mind. Will you be able to move around large trees easily? Once a plant grows, will be in the way of an outdoor fire pit or steps to the pool? If so, consider a different spot.

Pro Tip: Make your space seem even larger with a patio cover or pergola where guests can sit, eat, and mingle.

4) Invest in a Lucious Lawn

Doesn’t everyone want a heavenly green lawn? Real grass can be hard to maintain and there will no doubt be times where brown patches show through. But, by spending quality time giving it the love and attention it needs, a luscious yard is obtainable.   

If you really want to avoid the hassle of lawn maintenance, invest in synthetic turf. It’s beautiful year-round and you never have to cut or water grass again!

5) Low Maintenance  

Most people don’t like to spend hours working outside. (We would rather lay poolside!) So, get plants that don’t require a ton of maintenance like evergreens with grass-like features that don’t need pruning. Trees with pine needles, fruits or nuts should stay in a different area of your yard, away from the pool. Although delicious to eat, you don’t want to spend time fishing out apples and pecan shells.

A Pool Area You Can Be Proud Of

When envisioning your pool, remember to think about the landscaping elements as well. Use these tips to get you started in the right direction and consult a local backyard design expert for sound advice.

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