There are some homeowners who cannot maintain a landscape garden to save their life, or in this case, their plant’s life. It takes a toll on the curb appeal, and property value as the aesthetics of a home and surroundings greatly influence a potential buyer’s decision and offer.
Whether you have a busy schedule that does not leave time for lawn care, lack a green thumb, or are an amateur in horticulture, they all lead to the same thing – a dead garden.
The same is the result if the climate or other conditions are less than ideal. Thus, if you are entrapped in any such situation, then the first thing you need to do is remove any overly demanding plants with more enduring ones.
Below are some outdoor plants that are impossible to kill, even for you.
Ajuga can easily survive in shaded areas and decreases maintenance by providing weed-smothering groundcover. It maintains a cover of thick foliage throughout the year and sprouts adorable spikes of blue-purple flowers in the spring.
Caladium brings a tropical feel to your shaded backyard. It has big arrowhead-shaped leaves found in shades of pink, white, and red.
Persian shield is a durable, failproof plant that thrives in all types of environments and flaunts metallic purple leaves. Whether you are in the north or south, there is sun or shade; you have a container garden or garden bed, this plant is the ideal choice for it.
The Oakleaf hydrangea is a shade-surviving plant with large cone-shaped flowers and bold, textural leaves.
Desert rose is a drought-tolerant that features a thick, squat trunk and exquisite flamboyant blooms that are forgiving to your irregular watering habits.
Sedum is a low-maintenance plant that rarely needs to be watered. There are endless varieties of it available, ranging from upright bloomers to low-growing groundcovers. You can plant lots of sedum plants side by side to create a carpet or patch.
Living near the sea is bad news for any garden lover. However, the Armeria can survive sandy soil, salt sprays, and not-so-gentle seaside breezes. Low-growing Armeria has tufts of grassy foliage and globe-shaped pink, white, and red flowers that bloom throughout spring.
Zagreb Threadleaf Tickseed
A favorite amongst butterflies and bees, these bright golden flowers bloom for more than a month from June to July and will continue to bloom well into the fall, that is, if you deadhead all the spent flowers.
Butterfly weed features vibrant orange blossoms that boost curb appeal. Also, it is a monarch butterfly host plant, and planting milkweed supports the species’ survival. Monarch butterflies lay eggs on the leaves of the milkweed plant, which are the only food source for monarch caterpillars.
Since these plants are readily found almost everywhere across the country, it is proof that they can survive varied soil and weather conditions. This no-fuss plant has a showcase of colorful flowers and attracts an entourage of butterflies, making it an all-around beauty to behold.
The Daylily can thrive in a range of soil conditions. This vibrant perennial can grow up to several feet tall, have multi-colored petals, and have varieties that repeat bloom throughout the summer. They can survive brutal winters and bloom again in the spring.