Residential Landscaping Tips for Low Maintenance Plants

No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape  

Who in the right mind doesn’t want a lush and colorful garden to look out on every day? And even though a garden will increase your home’s curb appeal, it can also claim a great deal of your free time, as there is no such thing as a maintenance-free yard. However, choosing maintenance-free plants can greatly reduce how much time and effort you need to put into your residential landscaping. So, the next time you are choosing plants, try some of these that take care of themselves.


These are early bloomers whose yellow flowers signal the beginning of spring. To ensure yours are in top form, you need to prune them and plant them in full sunlight.

Vinca Minor

Also referred to as periwinkle, these are some of the most low-maintenance flowering plants you can ever plant in your yard. They have a trailing variety that is often used as a ground cover that will suppress weeds and create an evergreen beauty. This plant produces purple blooms throughout the spring and summer months.

Texas Ranger

The vibrant lavender, purple, and magenta blooms of this plant may look like they require a great deal of care, however, this hardy plant was built to survive on very little water, so all you have to do is provide it with full sunlight, and water during the summers or in a drought.


There are reasons why these evergreen and low-maintenance shrubs are a popular choice for borders and entryways. It is due to their tolerance for drought, and their ability to adapt to almost any type of soil that makes them a firm favorite. Yews will thrive in either partial or full sun, in Zones from 4 – 8, and will reward you with beautiful, however, inedible fruit in the early autumn months.

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