With the weather warming up, you may be thinking about ways to spruce up your yard so it looks its best. We all want our yards to look good but most of us don’t want to spend every weekend taking care of it. By carefully selecting the right plants for your yard, you can create a low maintenance landscape that looks beautiful year after year without you spending day after day taking care of it. Here are some ways to make your yard more low maintenance.

  • Pick the right grass to meet your needs. Picking grass seed can be hard if you don’t know much about it but it doesn’t have to be. Head to your local hardware store and tell them what your goals are and they will suggest the right grass seed to meet your needs.
  • Plant some evergreen bushes that will add color to your yard and continue to grow each year. Look for slow growing varieties if you don’t want to prune constantly.
  • Select perennials for your flowers if you want them to come back each year. Black-eyed susans withstand heat and drought well so they will still prosper in a drier climate. Many plants are drought resistant and still look very nice.
  • Select ornamental grasses for some areas. These can reduce the amount of grass you have to mow while looking great.
  • Plant some trees that thrive in your climate. When selecting ones to plant, pick the largest you can afford as many trees are very slow growing so you may not own the house long enough to enjoy the tree.
  • Mulch can also reduce the amount of grass you have to grow while helping your plants stay moist and healthy and will help keep the weeds away. Stick with natural mulches instead of synthetic materials.

If you are planning to sell your home one day, anything you do to your yard can be a benefit. Don’t go crazy if you aren’t going to maintain it. Instead make a few changes at a time so you can learn to manage everything without getting overwhelmed.

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