Nothing adds to the relaxing and inviting atmosphere of a backyard pool like the right kind of vegetation that surrounds it. A beautiful tree, shrubbery or cactus can take the look and feel of your pool to a whole new level.
There are some things you will want to be careful of as you choose the right trees to plant around your pool. Some trees just are not made to go with pools. They can actually cause issues when planted too close to a pool. It is always a good idea to do some research to learn as much as you can about the trees you are considering so you know what to expect as they mature and grow.
Here are a few things to consider as you do your research for the best trees to plant near your pool:
Nothing can ruin a fun day in the pool quicker than a pool full of leaves or needles. When visiting a nursery to choose a tree, we do not always stop to think about what happens when the tree sheds or if it sheds at all. It is important to get an idea of what time of the year the tree sheds and how much. Shedding trees not only put a damper on pool time, but their leaves, flowers and other droppings can clog up your pool cleaner resulting in costly cleaning services and repairs.
When it comes to the roots of a tree, it is easy to have an “out of sight – out of mind” mentality. Unfortunately, not considering the roots can lead to major problems. Trees with invasive roots can cause damage to your pool, including the surrounding area. Roots can come in contact with pipes that lead to and from your pool and they may even cause the concrete around the pool to crack. Oak and elm trees are known for invasive roots and should be planted a safe distance from your pool.
Swimming pools definitely attract insects on their own. You will want to be careful not to plant trees or other vegetation near your pool that will attract more bees, wasps or other insects that might sting swimmers or cause disruption. We understand that it is preferable to have beautiful plants with gorgeous flowers blossoming around your pool. Just be sure to have an idea of what insects will be there too.
When it’s summer time and the swimming pool is calling your name, the last thing you will want to do is spend your time trimming and fertilizing your trees. Choose trees that are both beautiful and low-maintenance. It may be good to consider native trees first that are able to flourish in the Arizona climate. Remember to keep it simple so you can spend your time relaxing in your pool.
Keep in mind that you can always call ABC Scapes with any questions you might have about trees and vegetation you want to plant around the pool. We can help you choose the best option, plant the vegetation for you and maintain it year round allowing you to spend your time in the pool worry free. Call us today for a free estimate at 602-404-0568.