If you have a great swimming area in your home and you want to add some panache to it, you will need to get into a bit of landscaping. You will need to consider many details such as the location, shape of the swimming area; the plants that you would like to grow and what look would suit your garden overall. Here are some easy methods to landscape beautifully around your personal swimming area.
Choose your plants carefully
Be it a swimming area or a hot tub; make sure that the plants that you choose will always complement this setting. Many tall plants can end up shedding leaves into the water making it necessary for you to be constantly cleaning out the tub or swimming area. You can get some glass pool fencing done for this problem. Also, the greenery that you choose to incorporate into the area needs to function well with the rest of the landscaping too. When you are choosing plants consider if they are; easy to grow and look after, if they are safe, complement your home and the rest of the garden, is suitable to the climate that you live in, fits the shape and the size of that area, does not throw off the balance and that it brings in diversity, some colour, different textures and also a great scent.
Look out for succulents
Plants that belong to the class of succulents are a popular choice for landscaping around areas with water. You can use the help of retaining walls for this purpose. These succulents can add a variety of green shades and also bring in different textures because they are usually very sculptural plants. You also need to make sure that none of them will have thorns on them. You and your loved ones, especially children will be around these plants in swimwear which exposes skin and you do not want to sustain cuts and scratches.
Choose a great ornamental grass type
Ornamental grass types are usually very easy to look after and look stunning in areas with water. This is not the everyday lawn grass that you will commonly come across. Bamboo and rush are some examples of ornamental grasses. Some very good choices to plant around your swimming area are; yellow foxtail, bamboo, giant reed, lemongrass, Japanese blood and fountain grass.
You can also grow some vines
Vines bring in some verdant greenery and character to your garden and swimming area. They climb over the walls and somehow create an intricate path for themselves over trellises. They also grow rather rapidly and can be a great way of getting some sort of privacy around the swimming area or outdoor tub. They can also form a part of your pergola. Some great choices for vines can be passion flower vines, jasmine, trumpet vines, honeysuckle and lady banks rose vines. Once you have really considered what plant life you wish to include and in what pattern, you can start creating a one-of-a-kind swimming area in your garden that will make it stand out.