Your pool isn’t just a place to cool off during hot summer days; it’s the heart of your backyard, a paradise where relaxation and leisure meet. At MetroGreenscape, we understand the importance of beautiful poolside landscaping that compliments your pool to create a backyard oasis. Our team of expert landscapers is here to guide you through the process of selecting the perfect plants to complement your custom pool and elevate your outdoor living area.

Why is Poolside Landscaping so Important?

  • Aesthetics: Landscaping enhances the visual appeal of your pool area, transforming it into an inviting and attractive space. Well-planned landscaping can complement the design of your pool and surrounding area, creating a cohesive and harmonious outdoor environment.
  • Functionality: Landscaping can improve the functionality of your poolside area by providing shade, privacy, and defined spaces for lounging, dining, and entertaining. Strategic placement of plants and structures can optimize the use of space in your outdoor area while providing relief from the sun’s rays. 
  • Safety: Proper landscaping can contribute to the safety of your pool area by creating barriers, preventing erosion, and minimizing slipping hazards. Well-maintained vegetation can also help to deter pests and provide a natural buffer against noise and wind.
  • Value: Thoughtful landscaping can increase the value of your property by enhancing its curb appeal and creating an outdoor space that is desirable to potential buyers. A well-designed poolside landscape compliments your custom-built pool to create a comprehensive outdoor living space that makes your property more attractive to prospective homeowners.

Plant Selection Tips:

The key to a captivating poolside landscape lies in the strategic selection of plants. Our landscaping experts recommend taking these four considerations into account to ensure the longevity and beauty of your poolside landscaping choices:

  • Maintenance Level: We understand that you want to spend more time enjoying your pool and less time maintaining it. That’s why we carefully select plants that are low-maintenance and thrive in your specific environment. 
  • Environmental Conditions: From full sun to partial shade, we consider the unique environmental conditions of your backyard to recommend plants that will flourish where they are planted.
  • Roots: To protect the integrity of your pool’s structure, we choose plants with non-invasive root systems to avoid any potential damage.
  • Seasonal Appeal: We ensure that your poolside landscape looks stunning year-round by selecting plants that bloom and flourish during the summer pool season, and maintain their beauty in the cold weather months. Colorful landscaping creates a vibrant and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy all pool season long.

Our Plant Recommendations for the Carolinas:

Our extensive selection of landscaping plants includes a variety of species chosen for their beauty, resilience, and suitability for poolside environments in the Carolinas. Some of the plants we often recommend for poolside landscapes include:

  • Styrax and Viburnum: Both plants have stunning blooms in the summer months, providing an ethereal presence in your landscape with lush flowers. 
  • Vitex and Hydrangea: Embrace the allure of drought-resistant Vitex and the vibrant hues of Hydrangea, infusing your outdoor sanctuary with bursts of color and vitality without a ton of upkeep.
  • Dogwood Varieties: From the delicate blossoms of the Dogwood flowers in the spring to the fiery red-berries that appear in the fall, these versatile varieties offer visual appeal that evolves with the seasons.
  • Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy, and Catmint: Keep the summer spirit alive with the continuous blooms of Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy, and Catmint, ensuring that your poolside paradise is in bloom through the fall. 

These plants all offer a range of colors, textures, and fragrances to enhance the visual appeal of your pool area while requiring minimal maintenance – so you can spend more time enjoying your space!

Our Recommendations for Poolside Privacy Shrubs:

In addition to aesthetics, privacy is often a priority for pool owners. At MetroGreenscape we design customized layouts using plants that serve as natural privacy screens, creating a tranquil and secluded pool environment for your enjoyment. 

Some of the plants that we recommend for privacy screening around your pool include Viburnum, Green Giant Arborvitae, Ligustrum, and Hornbeam.

These plants not only provide up to 10 ft. of privacy but also add a touch of elegance and natural beauty to your poolside landscape.


The landscaping around your pool is not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating your own personal retreat, a beautiful space where you can relax and unwind. At MetroGreenscape, we are committed to creating poolside paradises that exceed your expectations. From initial consultation to design, installation, and maintenance, our team handles every aspect of your landscaping project with precision and expertise. Contact us today to begin the journey towards your dream poolside retreat!

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