Low-maintenance plants do two things for you. They beautify your house and require less maintenance in comparison to other plants out there. These perennial plants can survive against any weather like drought and similar natural phenomena. If you have a flower garden, you already know how much care they require. You have to water regularly, weed out, test soil, replace the existing soil with good quality garden soil, and many more.
On the other hand, low maintenance perennials increase your home’s beauty requiring less care. Maybe, you are thinking that flowers are the only way to make flower bouquets for different purposes, such as bridal bouquets. But you need other shrubs to complete a bouquet so that it looks more beautiful and attractive. People across the world order bridal bouquets online due to the advancement of the online delivery system.
So, this article will take you to know some low maintenance plants. Not only that, but you will also know how to take care of the perennials all year-round though they need less maintenance.
You can consider a shrub, barberry
Barberry is a low maintenance shrub that you can plant in front of your house not only to beautify your residence but also to protect your house. Are you wondering hearing the word ‘Protect’? Yes, this shrub can protect your house because it has thorny stems that can increase your home security.
Plant barberry in spring to some extent sun or full sun for the best foliage shading, and in saturated yet well-depleted soil. Sunjoy Tangelo develops to 3′- 4′ high and wide and is robust in USDA Zones 4-8. Prune to shape in summer, whenever wanted, and prepare in spring after the last ice and when new development shows up. In all zones, mulch in fall; in Zones 4-5, mulch intensely after the primary frost and pull back the mulch in spring.
A fragrant spring flower, Peony
Peony is a deciduous flower plant you can plant in front of your house to make the place attractive and eye-catchy to your neighbors as well as to the passers-by. This flowering plant can survive in the spring or fall, the rain and sun. So, you can consider planting the flower plants in your garden. All you need to do is to ensure you are going to plant the flower plants in good soil. Good soil means- the ground that is suitable for planting the flower plants, meaning the soil should have necessary moisture, fertility, and so forth.
If you can grow a huge amount of flowers in your garden, you can sell them locally as well as internationally. You can send flowers to a girlfriend if you want through the online delivery system out there.
Plant trees like Hawthorn
Hawthorn trees offer two different colors to your backyard or the area in front of your house. Its leaves turn from purple to red when it is the season, fall. They have white spring flowers and grow orange-red fruits in winter. If you plant winter king, one of the species of the tree, it will cover a large area and provide shade to the garden. If your aim is to cover a large area, then you can obviously plant the tree in your yard, which needs low maintenance.
Consider some groundcover plants like Liriope
It is a summer flower having grass-like foliage. It is also caller groundcover plants that can cover a large area of ground. Even in mid-winter, it remains evergreen. It can survive in any weather and climate. To make a border around your garden, you can plant it. It can tolerate full sun or shade, meaning that it can grow well even in the full sun or shade. But it needs fertile soil for its proper growth.
Add color and movement to the landscape
If you want to add some brightness and movement to the landscape, you can consider planting some ornamental grasses. They are great adding color and to change the appearance of your garden. In full sun or light, you can plant the ornamental grasses. It grows up to eighteen inches to twenty-four inches high, covering a wide area of your garden.
Thornless Honeylocust tree is also great
It is a fast-growing tree that provides shade to your backyard. It is also a deciduous tree that will give you dappled shade to the ground. It comes with different realities. Its green foliage turns into attractive yellow-green foliage in the winter season. When the leaf turned into yellow, it adds more appeal to the garden. Your neighbors, as well as passers-by, will not move their eye from the beauty of the garden.
Now it should be clear to you that there are many plants out there that need a little to zero maintenance. Among them, I have mentioned the most eye-catchy and attractive plants you can grow in your backyard. They can survive in the full sun, rain, and light. Some of them have leaves that can turn into another color, making your garden more appealing to your neighbors as well as to the passers-by. Not only that, You can’t move your eyes either.