August 02, 2023

When looking to take on a large landscaping project, it’s important to know which plant will be best for a large environment. You don’t want high maintenance plants you need to tend to every day, that would get exhausting. Luckily, low maintenance plants are out there! Still beautiful, still easy to care for. To help you get started on your journey to your large landscaping project, we’ve gathered a list of some top low maintenance plants!


1. Hosta

Hosta plants are great for the shadier areas of your landscape. They love the shade and can exist well with other shade-loving plants. Hosta plants are very low maintenance once planted. They can come in a variety of colors to go with the aesthetic of your landscaping project.


2. Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans are a beautiful pop of color to any landscaping project. They bloom in summer and into the frost season. Full sun is ideal for them, but they can survive in partial sun. Black-eyed Susans can live in any type of soil and tolerate drought. They attract butterflies but deter deer, making them an excellent addition to your landscape.


3. Barberry

Barberry shrubs are resilient and can withstand many soil types. They are low maintenance, only requiring occasional pruning. They are drought tolerant and deer resistant. The stems on barberry shrubs are thorny, so make sure you are prepared to deal with the thorns.

It’s important to note that some types of Barberry shrubs are considered invasive and are not permitted to grow in some states. Be sure to do research to figure out which plant you can use in your landscaping project.


4. Coreopsis

Coreopsis brings a long-lasting pop of color to your landscaping projects. Blooming from early summer to early fall, these flowers come in a variety of shades. They are easy to grow as they tolerate almost any soil condition. Coreopsis are loved by birds and butterflies to add some wildlife to your landscaping.


5. Fountain Grass

Fountain grass provide energy and a tall, dense look to your landscape. It thrives in the sun and requires little care once planted. This grass hardly needs watering if it’s planted in a spot with rainfall. Fountain Grass can be used alone as a specimen plant or on the border alongside other perennials.


6. Salvia

Salvia flowers provide color and attractive foliage to your landscaping project. These flowers are easy to grow and drought tolerant. Available in a variety of different options, they will bloom abundantly to bring a colorful space to your landscape.


7. Fescue

Fescues are good in warm climates. They thrive in full sun exposure and moist, well-drained soil. Once established they are a hardy and drought-resistant plant. Fescues can be a replacement for traditional grass and work as groundcover or for erosion control. They may need watering during periods of extreme heat or if grown in containers.


8. Liriope

Liriope is a low maintenance plant that doesn’t mind a bit of moist conditions. Once planted they are drought tolerant and will stay evergreen in mild winter climates. Deer and rabbits usually leave Liriope alone, so you won’t have to worry about anything eating your plants.


9. Maiden Grass

Maiden Grass is the hardiest of plants and can be used for mass planting or a hedge. It is resistant to drought along with being disease and pest resistant. Some states consider Maiden Grass to be an invasive species and will not let you plant it. Be sure to research where you live to find the best plants for your landscaping project.


10. Sedum

Sedum provides beautiful, bold flowers to your landscaping project. They crave full sunlight but tolerate partial shade. They are drought resistant, and only need a little water and fertilizer. Some sedums have flowers in a variety of colors.


Always research your climate and the plants best suited for it before beginning your landscaping project. Not every plant is suited to every environment. Remember to get creative and explore all the wonderful plants and planters out there you can use to make a beautiful landscape!

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