With less time for gardening and landscape maintenance, many of our customers have asked for products that will keep maintenance to a minimum, as well as plants that involve little-to-no daily or weekly upkeep. Here are a few tips and products that our design and installation team have compiled to help our customers explore different low-maintenance landscaping options.
Dwarf Plants. Dwarf plants are simply smaller versions of larger plants. Less water will be needed to keep dwarf plants looking healthy and radiant due to their smaller size, minimizing the time you would otherwise spend watering your plants. Additionally, compact plants with a POP of color can significantly add beauty and atmosphere to your outdoor living space!
Perennials. There are many different types of perennials but, for people who don’t have time to maintain their landscaping, the trick is to make selections that are grow slowly and do not spread or multiply. Perennials such as “Palace Purple Coral Bells” or “Stella de Oro Daylilies” are drought-tolerant and resistive to overgrowing without sacrificing glowing color.
Evergreen Shrubs. Just like perennials, certain types of evergreen shrubs are terrific for property-owners seeking low-maintenance landscaping. Due to their low growth rate and unique color, “Blue Star Junipers” and “Green Velvet Boxwoods” are used extensively since they almost never need to be pruned.
New Mulch. Adding a layer of mulch to planting beds can drastically reduce weeds, therefore reducing your time removing said weeds. In addition, mulch helps to retain moisture for plants, often minimizing the number of times that you will end up having to water them.
Stone Mulch. Unfortunately, normal shredded mulch needs to be replaced every few years for optimal performance and aesthetics. Decorative stone mulch can be installed to create a near maintain-free bed area. This style of mulch comes in a variety of colors and finishes that can complement the colors and textures of your home and outdoor living space.
Bed Edging. For a definitive look around your planting beds, we highly recommend bed edging. This product supplies a decisive border between your grass and beds, maintaining a clean look while also making grass-trimming much easier.
For more information on low-maintenance products and plants, contact our office today and begin your outdoor renovation!