Lavender avonview and rosemary officinalis are both tough shrubs that can thrive with very little care and attention. There are low maintenance and easy to care for perennial plants that you can grow and need little attention in order to thrive.
Establish a solid base for stone surfaces to avoid fix-ups later.
Small low maintenance landscaping plants. Simply plant in average garden soil and bait for slugs and snails or spray for deer and rabbits should those critters be a nuisance in your garden. Whether its a small garden or one filled with low-maintenance plants even a non-gardener can enjoy their garden with the least amount of work. And remember your garden doesnt have to be just grass.
I noticed that some plants cropped up again and again. For the small amount of effort that you have to put into the garden the reward is well worth it. Youll love how well the Seaside Serenade works as a landscaping plant.
I call low-maintenance plants my plant heroes and Ive done two videos on them for The Middlesized Garden YouTube channel. Prune to shape in summer if desired and fertilize in spring after the last frost and when new growth appears. Primrose or Primula 2.
Start from the ground up and youll have a garden thats sure to impress. In all zones mulch in fall. Its small profile and low maintenance needs make it the perfect shrub for your backyard.
Requiring little water little soil nutrients and generally little care Succulents are great low maintenance plants. How to create a low-maintenance garden to get the maximum benefit from your backyard with minimum effort. At 2 to 3 feet tall Lets Dance Rhapsody Blue reblooms in part sun to sun and is cold-tolerant in Zones 5 to 9.
Sunjoy Tangelo grows to 3-4 feet high and wide and is hardy in USDA Zones 4-8. Instead select plants that look after themselves and only need attention once a year if at all. For gardeners seeking lower maintenance plants hosta are a winner as they will continue to thrive getting steadily larger even without being divided.
12 Low-Maintenance Perennial Flowers. Sunflower or Helianthus annuus 6. Thats where these low-maintenance shrubs and bushes come in.
Some favourites include Chalk Sticks Senecio vitals for their very stunning and unique greyblue colouring Pig Face Carpobrotus glaucescens for their fluorescent flower displays and Agave Agave attenuate for its rosette form and use for feature planting. Feb 17 2020 1130pm Maintaining a healthy and lush landscape can be tedious. We know not everyone has the time or talents to maintain a flourishing flower bed year-round From evergreens to winter garden ideas and everything in between these plants give your landscape a facelift minus any tedious watering and pruning on your end.
In Zones 4-5 mulch heavily after the first frost and pull back the mulch in spring. They can be used as a hedge feature plant or as a potted specimen. Dwarf boxwood Buxus Low maintenance evergreen shrub with a rounded growth that is suitable for growing as a specimen plant in the front yard or low hedge.
Cranesbills or hardy geraniums 8. If you are planning a stone patio lay a six- to eight-inch layer of compacted pea stones first. Gold Thread Cypress is a low maintenance shrub perfect for both foundation and accent plantings.
Below is a list of more low-maintenance plants you can grow in a small garden. This perennial is reliable low-maintenance and a strong contributor to autumn color. It might be an unexpected choice for a list of low-maintenance shrubs because most gardeners do not associate roses with easy care.
Sneezewort or Helenium 14. More low-maintenance plants on YouTube. There is a garden tour video of the garden every month.
If you have a good base it ends up being low-maintenance for decades to come. Despite its name you may get pink or blue blooms depending on your soils pH. Heres our list of perennial plants.
Its got a compact habit and is slow growing so it requires very little pruning. But this is specifically a landscape shrub rosea category you will want to know about if you love roses but hate spending a lot of time caring for plants. Thats where the Seaside Serenade Bar Harbor hydrangea comes in.
The Seaside Serenade has all the charm of the larger plant while staying low-profile for small gardens and yards. Stick with low maintenance. Lavender or Lavandula 5.
These ideas give you the best options. The problem with a plant that requires zero maintenance is that it tends to not offer as much beauty in the landscape. Small juniper shrub Juniperus Fast growing dwarf evergreen that can have a low-spreading growth habit and is excellent as ground cover plant short hedge or border shrub.
It will prevent weeds and keep your patio level says Chris. Coral bells is a low-maintenance plant that will add color and texture to your landscape thanks to its flowers and foliage. Other popular low-maintenance cottage style plants include the brachysome multifidi and the argyranthemum frutescens.
Lungwort or Pulmonaria 12. Use a combination of shrubs including evergreens such as hebes osmanthus sarcococca and viburnums perhaps with some grasses then add perennials and ground cover plants to fill any gaps and keep weeds at bay.