If you were blessed with a natural green thumb, planting and maintaining plants in your yard may not be an issue for you. However, many pool owners who may not be blessed with the same nurturing ability don’t necessarily want to settle for simply rocks and dirt. So, what do you do if you fit into that category? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re covering the best low maintenance landscaping for your backyard and pool.
One great thing about living in the desert is that low maintenance plants are actually really common. As you can imagine, if they want to make through Phoenix summers, they have to be at least a little hearty. That’s good news for you because it means they are easy to care for. In fact, if you have lived in Phoenix for long, you’ve likely already seen plants like these all over. It’s for these exact reasons that they are used in public parks, in neighborhoods, and along roadways.
I know what you’re thinking—these plants are probably mostly cacti, right? And the answer is no! Of course, cacti and succulents are included in this category, but they’re not alone. There’s also a whole list of beautiful flowering shrubs, vines, trees, and ornamental grasses, many of which are very affordable and perennial (meaning you only need to plant them once).
By no means is this list exhaustive, but if you need help figuring out what to put next to your pool, this is a good place to start.
- Purple Sage
- Zebra Grass (or other ornamental grasses)
- Fairy Duster
- Red Bird of Paradise
- Orange Jubilee
- Yellow Bells
- Mexican Petunia
- Canna Lilies
- Ophelia Shrubs
- Palm Trees
Hopefully, you’ve found this information helpful! If you are looking to build a new pool and need help deciding on things like pool landscaping, we would love to talk to you. As always, you can schedule a free estimate for your next pool project in just a few steps by reaching out to us here!