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Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The South Ranging from steamy Florida to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the South can be a tough place to grow plants. Ensure success with these beauties. Check out some of the best picks for the South 2 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Midwest From the prairies to the forests, you can find a host of easy-growing perennials perfect for the Midwest. From peonies to hostas and daylilies, we’ll help you pick the best plants for your garden. Check out some of the best picks for the Midwest 3 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Northeast You can’t go wrong growing easy plants like astilbe, bee balm, or lily-of-the-valley in the Northeast. No matter how cold your winter or how hot your summer, you can rely on these tough-as-nails plants for loads of garden color. Check out some of the best picks for the Northeast 4 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Pacific Northwest You can grow a huge array of plants in the Pacific Northwest. But there are plenty of challenges, too — from erratic weather to giant slugs. Check out some of the best picks for the Pacific Northwest 5 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Mountain West & High Plains This region, with its often dry conditions and rocky soils, offers gardeners a challenge. But you can create the garden of your dreams with these extra-easy plants. Check out some of the best picks for the Mountain West & High Plains 6 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Desert Southwest Plants have to be extra tough to survive the arid conditions of the Desert Southwest. Savvy gardeners have long relied on the likes of salvias, penstemons, and agaves for easy-growing color in this region. Check out some of the best picks for the Southwest 7 of 8 Facebook Pinterest Southern California No matter how little time and energy you have to garden, you can grow beautiful plants with these tough but easy varieties. Check out some of the best picks for Southern California 8 of 8 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow The Best Perennials for Shade The Best Perennials for Shade Brighten up sheltered spots in your landscape with these easy-to-grow shade plants that come back year after year. Begin Slideshow » Related 26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden Easy Groundcovers Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

1 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The South Ranging from steamy Florida to the Appalachians and parts of Texas, the South can be a tough place to grow plants. Ensure success with these beauties. Check out some of the best picks for the South 2 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Midwest From the prairies to the forests, you can find a host of easy-growing perennials perfect for the Midwest. From peonies to hostas and daylilies, we’ll help you pick the best plants for your garden. Check out some of the best picks for the Midwest 3 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Northeast You can’t go wrong growing easy plants like astilbe, bee balm, or lily-of-the-valley in the Northeast. No matter how cold your winter or how hot your summer, you can rely on these tough-as-nails plants for loads of garden color. Check out some of the best picks for the Northeast 4 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Pacific Northwest You can grow a huge array of plants in the Pacific Northwest. But there are plenty of challenges, too — from erratic weather to giant slugs. Check out some of the best picks for the Pacific Northwest 5 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Mountain West & High Plains This region, with its often dry conditions and rocky soils, offers gardeners a challenge. But you can create the garden of your dreams with these extra-easy plants. Check out some of the best picks for the Mountain West & High Plains 6 of 8 Facebook Pinterest The Desert Southwest Plants have to be extra tough to survive the arid conditions of the Desert Southwest. Savvy gardeners have long relied on the likes of salvias, penstemons, and agaves for easy-growing color in this region. Check out some of the best picks for the Southwest 7 of 8 Facebook Pinterest Southern California No matter how little time and energy you have to garden, you can grow beautiful plants with these tough but easy varieties. Check out some of the best picks for Southern California 8 of 8 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow The Best Perennials for Shade The Best Perennials for Shade Brighten up sheltered spots in your landscape with these easy-to-grow shade plants that come back year after year. Begin Slideshow » Related 26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden Easy Groundcovers Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

We all want a beautiful garden, but often the effort required in maintaining that lovely landscape is just too much. Watering, weeding, deadheading, and pruning can take hours and hours. Most of us are already busy with jobs and chores and kids and errands. We want to enjoy the garden, not become a slave to it. The answer to this dilemma is to install low maintenance landscaping. Read on to get some ideas for low maintenance gardens.
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

More outdoor space means more chances to entertain in warm weather — and less work for you. “Creating outdoor living spaces lends itself to low-maintenance landscaping because you can extend your home while having fewer grassy areas to care for,” says Peyton. The couple has a stone patio with a grilling area, dining table, and separate fire pit area in their home. Similarly, a deck is an equally low-maintenance option.
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

1 Create outdoor living spaces More outdoor space means more chances to entertain in warm weather — and less work for you. “Creating outdoor living spaces lends itself to low-maintenance landscaping because you can extend your home while having fewer grassy areas to care for,” says Peyton. The couple has a stone patio with a grilling area, dining table, and separate fire pit area in their home. Similarly, a deck is an equally low-maintenance option. Courtesy of Chris & Peyton Lambton
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

What homeowner wouldn’t want a lush and colorful garden just outside the window? But while a garden definitely boosts your home’s curb appeal, it also claims a lot of your free time. There’s no such thing as a maintenance-free garden, but choosing smarter plantings does cut down on the amount of pruning and watering required. So, the next time you plant, try some of these lovely options that take care of themselves. Then get ready to enjoy your new low maintenance landscaping—from the comfort of your porch swing. By BobVila.com Expanded View >
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

With a variety of different sizes, textures, and growing requirements, sedge is an ideal alternative to turf lawns. Ideal for low maintenance landscaping, these plants thrive in Zones 7 to 10, whether in partial or full shade, and require little to no mowing, fertilizing, or watering. Available at Burpee.com; $11.95.
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Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

With a variety of different sizes, textures, and growing requirements, sedge is an ideal alternative to turf lawns. Ideal for low maintenance landscaping, these plants thrive in Zones 7 to 10, whether in partial or full shade, and require little to no mowing, fertilizing, or watering. Available at Burpee.com; $11.95. flickr.com
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For low-maintenance plants, opt for perennials. “You buy them once, and they come back year after year,” says Chris. For example, hens-and-chicks are tough plants that grow well in rocky, challenging spaces while just a few yuccas can fill a space with grand, spiky leaves.
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8 Fill the yard with perennials For low-maintenance plants, opt for perennials. “You buy them once, and they come back year after year,” says Chris. For example, hens-and-chicks are tough plants that grow well in rocky, challenging spaces while just a few yuccas can fill a space with grand, spiky leaves. Getty Images
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If you’re not ready to nix grass completely, consider which grasses naturally grow in your region. “If you plant a grass that is accustomed to your climate, that makes it low maintenance,” says Chris. “You can research which grass grows best in your area, and in turn save money on watering, fertilizing, and other maintenance.” For instance: In the Northeast — where the couple lives in their Cape Cod home — fescue and ryegrass grow well. Alternatively, in the Southeast, Bermuda grass is a better option.
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10 Plant climate-specific grass If you’re not ready to nix grass completely, consider which grasses naturally grow in your region. “If you plant a grass that is accustomed to your climate, that makes it low maintenance,” says Chris. “You can research which grass grows best in your area, and in turn save money on watering, fertilizing, and other maintenance.” For instance: In the Northeast — where the couple lives in their Cape Cod home — fescue and ryegrass grow well. Alternatively, in the Southeast, Bermuda grass is a better option. Courtesy of Chris and Peyton Lambton
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More Top 10sTop 10 Drought-Tolerant PlantsEven when the rain stops, these drought-tolerant plants prove that the show must go on. They’re sure to survive dry conditions while adding distinctive color and texture to your garden. Top 10 Colorful Plants: SucculentsThese easy-care colorful plants will surprise you with their displays of sun-drenched yellows, reds, oranges and more.
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Top 10 Drought-Tolerant PlantsEven when the rain stops, these drought-tolerant plants prove that the show must go on. They’re sure to survive dry conditions while adding distinctive color and texture to your garden. Top 10 Colorful Plants: SucculentsThese easy-care colorful plants will surprise you with their displays of sun-drenched yellows, reds, oranges and more.

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