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Landscaping to Enhance Your Pool Space

By February 3, 2022February 29th, 2024No Comments

Landscaping your pool area can seem like a daunting task. There are things you will need to take into consideration before beginning, whether your pool is newly constructed or has been around for a while.  If your pool is new, chances are you’re looking around your yard, with fences possibly removed, dirt having been shifted, and grasses removed during construction, and wondering where to even start.  This is where our experts shine! With our decades of experience, we can make sure the vision you have for your yard is brought to life.  Below are some things to consider when planning your pool landscaping.  You can contact us anytime to discuss these issues or any other questions you may have around landscaping your pool area.

Water Hazards

One of the first things you will need to keep in mind when planning your landscaping is runoff.  It’s imperative that any water runoff from rain or watering your plants is directed away from your pool.  There’s nothing more frustrating than coming out for a swim only to find the water murky from recent rain or irrigation systems.  Our experts will help you with making sure runoff has no chance of reaching your pristine pool water, so you can jump right in!

Choosing Your Flora

Another thing to consider is our climate zone.  When choosing plants, often people will want to choose based purely on esthetics – what flowers will pop with colour or picking the perfect-sized shrub to fit beside a pool bench.  However, some of the more tropical plants will not fare well in our Okanagan climate and you’ll be left with disappointment and a bare yard.  It’s important to know what climate zone you’re in and then build your plant design around that.  There are many beautiful flowers, trees, and shrubs that are either local to our area or hardy enough to handle our hot summers and cold winters to be able to flourish and create the oasis you picture in your mind.


Something people often neglect to think about when planning the landscaping around their pool is hardscaping.  Hardscaping is comprised of things like paving stones for paths, walls for separation, decorative statues, and anything else man-made you might want to utilize in your yard.  The point of landscaping your pool area is to make your pool the focus of the yard, and this can be achieved with well-placed paths, statues, or rock features.

Whether your pool area has existing landscaping or needs to be built from the ground up, Okanagan Yard Works has the experience and dedication to transform your yard into a lush haven.  Contact us today to see how we can bring your dream to life!