Ground Cover For Around A Pool - Knowledgebase Question

Doylestown, PA
Question by bbmizzi
August 2, 2000
Please recommend a ground cover for around an inground pool that gets full sun. The area is now covered with grass/weeds.

Answer from NGA
August 2, 2000


If you would prefer an evergreen cover, your might try low growing juniper shrubs as a carpeting ground cover. These will not tolerate foot traffic and may be a bit prickly as well. For a more floral look you might consider planting daylilies (hemerocallis)although they are not evergreen. Many people enjoy using ornamental grasses around their pools for a lush look during the summer months. Alternatively, many people do find that lawn is a good surround for a pool because it allows for activities and play, does not attract an excess of bees, and is soft underfoot. It also tolerates the occasional splash of chlorinated water very well.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Winter's Arrival"