Whether you are working to keep up the curb appeal of your home or wanting to create a more professional look at your place of business, a well-kept landscape can make a big difference. Even though many property owners understand the benefits of a healthy and thriving landscape, they may not have much time to maintain it.
So the good news is, there are ways to have a beautiful landscape that requires very little maintenance. This can be accomplished by choosing the right plants, flowers and trees as you design and install your landscaping. Here we share some ideas on plants you can use in your landscaping that require less time for maintenance:
Probably one of the best ways to maintain a well-kept landscape with as little work and water as possible is to incorporate native plants that have already proven to thrive in our environment. There are actually some gorgeous plants that are native to the desert we live in that will add beauty to your home or office and are easy to maintain. Some favorites include:
- Desert Marigold
- Desert Sand Verbena
- Yellow Trumpetbush
- Plains Blackfoot
- Bladderpod Spiderflower
Many suggest that initial watering after planting these plants should be deep and infrequent. This encourages the roots to grow farther down into the soil. Deeper roots help plants to withstand the drought and dryness from the heat of the summer.
Another benefit to having low maintenance plants, shrubs and trees in your landscape is that it is much more cost effective. These types of plants adapt to natural water levels and require less moisture. This is true of many of the native trees we find in the Phoenix area. From Mexican Blue Palm trees to a long list of Acacia trees, you can find the right size, shape and color for your low-maintenance landscape.
Shrubs and Ground Cover
Furthermore finding plants that not only survive, but also actually thrive through the harsh summers of the desert might be easier than you think. There are many shrubs and ground covers to choose from depending on what time of the year you want to see blossoms and blooms. The following list of low-maintenance plants offer a variety of color for your landscape:
- Purple Lantana
- Bouganvillea Tourch Glow
- Hibiscus Single Bloom Red
- Cape honeysuckle
- Green Cloud Sage
As a result most of these will grow and thrive just fine on their own, without surrounding vegetation or much maintenance.
Therefore if you are looking to build a beautiful, thriving landscape that is low maintenance and cost effective, call ABC Scapes to set up a time for us to visit your property and discuss our services. We can help you plan and install a landscape that you can be proud of.