We have all seen the front of a well-kept house, full of flowers and lush green grass. It looks like something out of a movie, making you feel jealous because it’s not your house. The exterior of your house is the first thing guests see when they visit. It’s also what you see every time you come home. Because of this, it’s essential to make sure it’s as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
While you may think that plants are too high-maintenance to add to your front yard, some low-maintenance plants will help improve your front house appearance without breaking your bank account.
We’ll share some low-maintenance plants that can enhance the look of your home’s front yard without too much upkeep. So get your gardening gloves ready!
Verbena is the perfect front house plant because it is incredibly sturdy and adaptable, meaning it can thrive in any soil or light conditions. It also produces beautiful flowers in various colors, so it will add a splash of color to your yard no matter what shade you choose!
Begonias are another excellent choice for people who don’t have time to invest in their front house garden. They only need very little maintenance and are easy to grow once they’ve been planted—just water them once every two weeks, and they will stay healthy all year long! Begonias look best when planted in clusters but can also stand alone as accents for the rest of your landscaping design (like near walkways).
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This lovely herb has gray-green, fragrant foliage, and blue-purple flowers that bloom in summer. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are best used as a border plant or in containers. Lavender is drought tolerant and does best in full sun. You can prune lavender after blooming to keep it looking neat, but don’t cut off the flower stalks until after they go to seed. In cold climates, lavender should be cut back almost to ground level in the fall.
Snake Plant. If you’re looking for a plant that is both low-maintenance and beautiful, look no further than the snake plant! A plant is known for its hardiness and can survive in almost any condition. Just avoid overwatering, and you’ll be golden.
Dwarf Mugo Pine is a hardy plant that could be used as an alternative to the dwarf spruce if you prefer something with needles instead of leaves. The mugo pine is another evergreen that will grow to roughly three feet (just over one meter). It requires only minimal pruning and is resistant to most diseases and pests.
Deutzia. Once established, Deutzia shrubs grow well without much fertilizer, pruning, or water. They keep their leaves year-round and produce attractive white flowers in spring.
Hostas come in over 3,000 varieties and cultivars to choose from, so no matter your taste, there will be one that fits perfectly with your style! They are hardy and grow well in shade or sun, and will quickly spread to get rid of any bare spots you may have in your yard.
Jade plants are very drought tolerant. They grow slowly, so they don’t need much fertilizer either. Just make sure they’re in a sunny spot and that the soil drains well, and you’re good to go!
Congrats on making it to the end of this blog! These low-maintenance plants will help you beautify your yard without sacrificing your time or sanity. Because who wants to spend their entire Saturday weeding and watering? Not us, that’s for sure.
If you’re still unsure about what plants you should include in your yard, Medford Landscape Design, would be glad to assist you.