At All Things Glass, because we design, manufacture and install pool fencing in Perth, we see some absolutely stunning backyard pools. One thing we have noticed is that the type of plants you use around your pool can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your pool area.
Of course, installing glass pool fencing in Perth also makes a massive difference to the ambiance of your pool area, because you have an uninterrupted view of your garden, pool fencing and surrounds. You do however, need to be careful in your selection of plants for your pool area, so with that thought in mind – let’s look at some tips for selecting the right plants for your backyard pool area.
Tips on the right plants for your pool area
There will be some plant litter around your pool fence, but you don’t want to be constantly sweeping leaves from around your pool fencing every day or having to scoop out lots of leaves from the pool. So the type of trees you want to select are those that don’t drop their leaves seasonally and don’t create a lot of leaf litter. So avoid the frangipanis and think more about palm trees for the pool and fencing area.
You want plants that provide shade
f possible, it is always good to find plants, shrubs or trees that provide natural shade around the pool, but making sure that they are planted well enough away from the pool and fencing so their litter doesn’t become a problem. You also need to avoid plants with aggressive root systems around the pool and pool fencing, so palm trees are once again a good idea here, as they provide lots of natural shade and their fronds are easy to pick up.
You want plants that look fabulous
A well designed display of plants around the pool and glass fence can make your home look fabulous, especially when you install glass pool fencing in Perth. So think about Birds of Paradise, Hibiscus, Day Lilies, Hydrangeas or even Papyrus plants, all of which can help to provide colour and privacy around your pool.
Agaves are also a wonderful structural looking plant for around the pool, as are cycads, both of which love full sun and look fabulous as well. Olive trees and rosemary are also hardy plants that look great around pools and if you are thinking about planting in pots, consider the blues and purples of Verbena, Agapanthus or Salvia.
Enhance your pool area with stunning plants and fencing
So if you need new glass pool fencing Perth, contact us at All Things Glass on 08 9302 2281, email us on [email protected] , pop into our showroom on Achievement Way, Wangara or complete our online enquiry form.