Did you know that along with high-quality residential landscaping and commercial landscaping services we also offer swimming pool installation and design? Our goal is to help you create the perfect oasis in your Atlanta backyard, and for many homeowners that includes a sparkling pool. So if you’ve been dreaming of relaxing poolside this summer or hosting the block’s best BBQ party, our landscaping and pool installation company can make it a reality. 

Many homeowners are a little wary about installing a new pool. Afterall, we’ve all heard a horror story or two about cracked pools or pulling back the cover in the summer only to find a bright green, furry pool. Know that with the proper care and expert pool installation from Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group, your pool can be relatively easy to maintain. Plus, when you add pool landscaping and lawn care, you can really take your yard to the next level! 

In today’s blog post, our landscaping and lawn care experts are sharing a few answers to commonly asked pool landscaping questions. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re ready to take the step to pool installation or want to add pool landscaping around your Atlanta backyard oasis, contact us today!

What Are The Best Plants To Plant Around A Pool?

When you choose to work with Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group, we make sure that the plants we choose for all of our residential landscaping projects are not only sustainable in our Atlanta climate, but also that they will work well around your pool. 

If you’re thinking about planting yourself, we suggest trying Azalea bushes. You can find both shade-tolerant or sun-loving types. They also can flower in many different colors, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes and your landscape design plan. If you’d like something that doesn’t flower, try a boxwood. They’re drought tolerant, sun-loving plants that are traditionally used in hedgerow. They take to pruning well and can have simple, deep green leaves or  variegated green and yellow leaves. 

Good plants for poolside gardens are ones that thrive in the sun and require little maintenance. Unless you’re an avid gardener, most people enjoy relaxing in the water and looking out at beautiful greenery more than they do watering and weeding. If you love keeping your residential landscaping immaculate but don’t want to do the work yourself, our landscaping company offers excellent turf care packages to keep your Atlanta lawn looking lush. From core aeration to weed control and prevention, Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group has got you covered for all your lawn care needs.

How To Keep Grass Out Of My Pool?

A great way to prevent grass and weeds from growing near the pool — and getting into the pool water — is by making sure that you have about a three foot area around the pool that is planted with either shrubs and trees which don’t shed much foliage or by laying mulch, gravel, or rocks to minimize the amount of debris that ends up in your pool. In pool landscaping terms, we call this edging around a swimming pool, and it’s something we take into account in our pool installation project.

If you already have landscaping that is causing grass, leaves, or other organic debris to fall into your pool, it’s important to make sure that you skim the water regularly and change out your filter. You should also vacuum your pool on a regular basis. Not only do a lot of floating leaves cause your water to become murky, they also decrease the effectiveness of your pool cleaner. It’s important to keep your pool covered during the off season, or any other time when you’re not using it regularly. 

Will Tree Roots Damage My Pool?

The short answer is: yes. Tree roots can radiate and damage the structure of your swimming pool or spa, as well as any decking you may have surrounding them. Our landscaping company will make sure that any trees we plant will be far enough away from your pool to ensure that they will not damage the structure. If you are considering doing your own residential pool landscaping, be sure to consider the height of the tree at maturity. A good rule of thumb is to plant the tree as far away from your pool (and foundation) as it will eventually be tall.

Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape And Design Group

You can depend on us for all of your Atlanta lawn care needs — including pool installation and pool landscaping! Our professional landscaping team is dependable, professional, and passionate about creating beautiful, sustainable landscaping. Along with pool installation and landscaping, we also create water features, hardscapes, irrigation, and landscape lighting. We serve customers in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, and everywhere in between. Contact us today for a free estimate!