THE TOP TEN Low Maintenance Plants
Most homeowners desire to have a nicely landscaped yard. However, some types of plants can require so much additional maintenance that it takes away from their beauty. We are many times at the mercy of the environment too and drought conditions can quickly wipe out rows of expensive plants. Fortunately there are many different types of plants that are easy to maintain once they are established. Most of these will require some watering especially during the time they are being established. After that low maintenance plants will take very little effort to maintain their beauty. There are some shrubs, flowers, ornamental grasses, and trees that can be included in a landscaping design and will remain beautiful with very little effort. There are also some groundcovers that can add to the area aesthetically and need very little maintenance to keep it looking great. Here are our top ten low maintenance plants to include in your landscaping design. For additional exterior remodeling ideas see, http://www.squidoo.com/modern-landscape-design
Most homeowners desire to have a nicely landscaped yard. However, some types of plants can require so much additional maintenance that it takes away from the... more
Liatris is a perennial that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Little Bluestem is a grass that grows in clumps and grows in poor soil.
Northern bayberry is a hardy shrub that can handle almost any element.
Bearberry is a groundcover that grows slowly but is hardy.
Gingko trees can tolerate dry conditions.
Serviceberry is a large shrub that is hardy and beautiful in the fall.
Virginia Sweetspire is a shrub that grows equally well in sunshine or shade.
Feather Reed Grass requires very little care and can grow in clay soils.
Blanket Flower is vigorous and very easy to grow.
Moonbeam Coreopsis resist mildew and requires very little care.
[source: Landscape design Dutchess County ]
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