Landscaping Around Your Inground Pool

Once your new and beautiful inground pool has been installed by Rising Sun Pools, it’s time to put your yard back together, and even add some finishing touches with landscaping. Having a touch greenery around your pool area can really spruce -haha- the look of things if you choose the right plants. 

Bug Repellants

Any form of sitting water is a natural magnet for mosquitoes. There are a few mosquito repelling plants that are easily accessible for Raleigh inground pool owners and maintainable to pot and place around your pool area. A few are:

  • Basil
  • Citronella
  • Geranium

These plants grow well in pots, which in return makes them moveable. This means in the case of a party or storm, your plants can be removed and protected for future mosquito-repelling!


Now that you have a beautiful pool to relax in with your family and friends, the next step is privacy. A lot of Home Owners associations require Raleigh inground pool owners to have big and bulky fences, but if they aren’t necessary, it is helpful to have some sort of divider between your neighbor’s backyard and yours! Shrubs grow tall and wide, providing a great barrier between your backyard getaway and the outside world. Holly, Boxwood, and Arborvitae hedges are all evergreen and sturdy bushes. They grow tall and thick, making privacy a priority. If you want a little pop of color in your shrub, hydrangeas are a great option in an area with specific sunlight. 


When installing pools, you want to have a decent amount of concrete around the water area, which removes a hunk of your grass from your yard. Planting taller and more decorative grass-like plans can add texture, color, and movement around your oasis, giving it the ultimate Rising Sun Pools look. Zebra grass is easy to tend and grow grass for your area that blends well with other greenery. Grasses like these add horizontal elements to any planter’s bed around a Raleigh inground pool.


If you are looking to create an island paradise right in your backyard, trees are the way to go. Trees add height and shade to a poolside patio, creating a tropical getaway easily. Substantial trees to plant around a pool are:

  • Palm trees
  • Banana trees
  • Citrus trees
  • Elephant Ears
  • Monstera

All of these trees have minimal leaf drop, meaning that your freshly skimmed Raleigh inground pool will last a bit longer than some. Researching what climate zone you are in will help you gain a better understanding of which trees grow best in your area. 

Rising Sun Pools

When preparing your backyard getaway, consulting a professional is the best course of action to get trustworthy information about your pool and surrounding yard area. Contact a Rising Sun Pools expert today to start your pool planning today!