Wendy Bradley Backyard November 23rd, 2018 - 07:37:59
Landscaping around a pool. First of all, I would really recommend that you use evergreen plants for at least, for the most part, use evergreen plants to go around your swimming pool. Evergreen plants mean that they stay green all year round. They shed very few leaves to no leaves the reason why evergreen plants would do really well around swimming pools. Are they don't shed a lot of leaves and therefore they won't get into your pool and pool filter or on you as bad when you're at your swimming pool or swimming in your swimming pool? Also, evergreen plants are great for privacy, as in this video shown here. This is a camellia of Sanka, and this will flower later in the summer, early fall and also it is an evergreen plant. So, therefore, it's not going to drop a lot of leaves so you're not having to clean your poo out as much with evergreen plants. Also, there is a lower growing type of evergreens.
This happens to be a Procumbens Nana juniper, it's a very dense, low, growing evergreen. A lot of people think you know, colorful plants, they think of flowers which are shown here. They're very vibrant colors, however, leaves of plants. Also, have colors as well as shown here. In my left hand, this is a de Worf Nandina and dwarfing antennas will turn the leaves, will turn different colors throughout the year and have a small white flower in the summer. So if you're not wanting to have to plant a lot of flowers, you want something that's a little bit less maintenance, IIRC, the larger evergreen shrubs or the low growing evergreen ground covers and low-growing shrubs. One other thought from a functional angle of planting low growing plants and evergreens around your pool is if you plant a lot of low growing evergreen ground covers and low-growing shrubs and you plant them in a mass, not necessarily the same. You know side-by-side, but if you did a whole row of Nan Dinah's or you did a hoe like a whole row of the junipers, then what that does is it creates a filter or it creates a barrier, natural barrier to help, keep leaves and pine straw and Other Marches from getting onto the pool patio that where you would have to clean as much so I'll such so, you can really take care of a lot of functional landscape problems with low-growing shrubs with colorful leaves.
Also. You may want to also put some flowering annuals and what annuals are annuals are plants that will only live for a short amount of time, short meaning, maybe a year at the most 12 months. At the most, they have a short life cycle. Usually, what kills annuals more than anything it is the cold weather. So if you live in a really warm area of the United States, they will last a lot longer than in colder areas and a lot of people don't want to have to continue. You know pay to have annuals put in in a large mass, so I would recommend for plants around your swimming pools to use a lot of evergreens - maybe 75 % 60 % - 80 % evergreens that you don't have to replace the Nandina and the Juniper the you. Don'T have to replace their evergreen, but these annuals has shown this marry goal, and this verbena, which is an annual verbena, does have to be replaced so put those in smaller pockets and also in pots around your swimming pool. I hope this video has been some help for you this summer, around your swimming pool.