Low Maintenance Garden Plants

Low Maintenance

When we talk about low maintenance garden plants we should be talking about perennial plants. Plants that come back every year without needing to be replanted are called perennials. Don't get me wrong I have certain plants I buy every year because well frankly they are well worth it to replant them every year these plants are called Annuals but if we are talking low maintenance then we should be talking perennials. Once you plant an perennail it will come back every year for you that is a big step in low maintenance.

I enjoy gardening so I do not mind getting my hands dirty but even someone who doesn't care much for getting into the dirt can garden with ease and have a great experience. a few very helpful tools are

1. a hand trowel

2. gloves that are water proof

3. a good garden hose that will reach your planting area

4. a good hand rake


Accessories help make your low or no maintenance gardening beautiful.

1. Landscape cloth or weed beerier

A Landscape cloth or weed beerier can be used before you put your mulch down to keep your planting areas weed free. Lower maintenance means less work when you lay any kind of beerier even just over lapping plastic bags it helps to not only keep your plantings weed free but also to help maintain the moister around your plants as well. 

2. Boarders

Boarders can be created by anything you wish from rail road ties, bricks, rocks or even plastic boarders you can define your planting areas and help to draw attention to them with a beautiful low maintenance boarder. Not only do boarders help define the planting areas they also protect your planting areas when you mow the grass around your planting area boarders help to protect your planting areas so you do not risk cutting your beautiful plants.

 3. Mulch

Mulch is a must for maintaining moister around your plants to help your plants stay healthy and extend the time in between wanderings. Mulch also helps to beautify your planting areas with great color contrast to help your plants stand out. Mulch is a very affordable way to bring a level of professional appearance and beauty to your plants without breaking the bank. Mulch also helps to keep peaky weeds out of your planting areas. Some people use rocks to cover the areas in between plantings to prevent weeds from invading your plant areas.

4. Plants

Plants are easily the most important part of a low maintenance planter area. There are different kinds of Perennial plants that are very low maintenance plants and can be easy to care for but are also very beautiful. There are a lot of ways to save money when you are making your planting areas beautiful there are some great tips in the hub my favorite hobby is gardening

What are your favorite low maintenance plants

  • Bushes & Shrubs
  • Flowers
  • Evergreen Trees
  • Ground cover
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Arborvitae Shrub
Arborvitae Shrub
Ground Cover-
Ground Cover-
AGERATUM -Leilani Blue
AGERATUM -Leilani Blue
CENTAUREA  Most commonly known as BACHELOR BUTTONS
MARIGOLDS-gardener's best friend
MARIGOLDS-gardener's best friend

Ideal for the Low Maintenance Planter Area.

Here is a list of plants that are ideal for the low maintenance planter area.

1.Bushes, Shrubs, Vines

2. Flowering plants

3. Evergreen trees

4.Ground cover 

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mega1 7 years ago

are you trying xeriscaping? - using only drought tolerant plants and no lawn? Well, I'm not. I'd like to though. I'd like to dig up that brown lawn out there and put in low water plants in and a couple paths. I'm not the one who designs this place though, so I can only make suggestions about what we do here - its frustrating. I envy your apparent control over your garden - and would like to see a larger photo shot in addition to the close-ups. Thanks for the planter suggestions - thats the way I alleve my gardening inclination - with pots and barrels.

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Envoy 7 years ago from USA Author

lol I try to use xeriscaping ideas when & where I can it helps a lot. Thanks so much for your comment and I own my home so have a lot of control :) Thankfully.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Perennials and low maintenance is the only way to go and have time for anything else.

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Envoy 6 years ago from USA Author

Yes I totally agree.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day. B)

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