Pool Landscaping: Consult Your Swimming Pool Service Company

Does your swimming pool have an industrial feel? Is it just a big cement rectangle surrounded by cement with a cyclone fence around it? Do you find your swimming pool uninviting and dull? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consult with your pool service company to find out how you can transform your ordinary pool into a comfortable, inviting place to welcome and entertain your friends or just relax on your own or with your family!

Your professional swimming pool service representative can refer you to a skilled swimming pool contractor or swimming pool repair service that can help you transform your drab dull, workaday swimming pool into an exciting, exotic oasis for rest and recreation.

Think about how much more fun it would be to entertain around an interestingly shaped pool with nice built in hot tub! A creative and skilled swimming pool service contractor knows just how to knock out walls, add interesting textures, colors and patterns in paving stones and incorporate captivating features such as waterfalls, fountains and creative lighting to make your plain old swimming pool gorgeous and new!

Of course, your pool make over would not be complete without creative landscaping. One of the first things you should think about when choosing poolside plants is whether or not they will make a mess! You do not want to cause your weekly pool maintenance to become an overwhelming and monstrous task because of poolside landscape plants that shed excessive leaves, petals, seeds, pollen and so forth. Choose neat ,tidy plants such as sharp scented rosemary or colorful eye-catchers such as Japanese Painted Fern if you want a low-maintenance poolside landscape that offers interest and beauty.

You can really create any kind of poolside atmosphere you like with proper landscaping. If you prefer a more formal atmosphere, you can achieve it was elegant traditional plant and decorative choices. If you prefer a tropical setting, that’s easy to do too. Anything from desertscapes to lush tropical rain forests can be achieved; however, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the types of plants that will do well naturally in your area. This will reduce the amount of overall pool maintenance your relaxing getaway will require.

One very quick growing plant that works well for creating an elegant, exotic atmosphere is Japanese Bamboo. Growing to impressive heights and sporting slim elegant leaves in a subtle grey/green shade, bamboo is the perfect choice for both privacy and beauty. Bamboo reproduces rapidly, so will provide you with good amount of privacy fairly quickly. If you want more variety and have a little more time, some other good choices for poolside privacy in any locale include:

Northeast & Northwest:

Lilac bushes and other shrubs
Red Osier Dogwood
Saucer Magnolia


Red Osier Dogwood
Saucer Magnolia
Black Bamboo
Lilac Bushes


Japanese Mock Orange
Red Osier Dogwood
Saucer Magnolia
Black Bamboo

All of these grow to impressive height (at least 10 feet but no more than 30 feet tall with width spans ranging from 12 to 15 feet) and offer attractive and varied foliage and flowers. Be careful when choosing poolside shrubs and bushes not to choose those with invasive roots that will damage pool plumbing or even cause cracks in pool walls necessitating pool repair service.

For a luxuriant tropical feel, you should choose plants that are bold in texture, size and color. Large, opulent plants such as the Elephant Ear add drama and beauty to your poolside retreat. A tropical setting demands large plants in rich colors such as red, orange, pink, yellow, green, cream and white. Traditional tropical plants such as the Mexican Blue Palm can grow to Heights of as much as 50 feet providing shade and privacy.

When landscaping around your pool, be sure to choose plants that will do well in your area. Consult with your swimming pool service, local landscapers and plant nurseries for the best choices in hardy plants that will look beautiful and require little maintenance. To turn your poolside into an inviting getaway, you will need plants that are healthy and thriving to create the most beautiful and relaxing environment.

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