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The Best Landscaping Plants for a Stunning and Easy to Maintain Yard

Posted Aug 25th, 2021 in Lawn Care

The Best Landscaping Plants for a Stunning and Easy to Maintain Yard

Do you dream of your home looking like the cover of Better Home & Gardens? Tired of scrolling through Pinterest, wishing you had the wherewithal to try? Or are you looking to add value to your home?

Landscaping doesn't just increase the appeal of your home; it can also increase the value by 15%!

Don't let the time and maintenance of landscaping plants scare you off!

Not sure where to start? Get a consultation on landscape design with drawings and 3D rendering to help you visualize your dream!

Keep reading to find out the best landscaping plants that are low-maintenance. And transform your outdoor living space!

Shrubs & Other Landscaping Plants

Shrubs are versatile and are perfect for effortless landscaping.

Use them as backdrops, privacy hedges to define your garden beds, or to add a pop of colour.

Ferns are touch, reliable, fuss-free plants. They are perfect for shady plots and have a variety of species made for climate types across Canada.

Indigo Bushes can grow up to 4.6 meters tall and up to 3 meters wide. Their flowers have no fragrance but bloom for a long time. Be warned, though—they attract bees.

Another easy-to-maintain bush is a Juniper. Junipers are an evergreen shrub. They have a gorgeous green color that transforms into a luscious bronze tone in the winter. And the best part? They don't need a lot of care.

Ornamental grasses are perfect for simple, yet elegant looks that thrive in sun and shade.

Hostas, despite their tropical look, are another great choice. They are strong, grow for years, and tolerate almost any soil.

Other Types of Plants for Landscaping

  • Dwarf Burning Bush
  • Hydrangeas
  • Threadleaf False Cypress
  • Small Trees like the Weeping Maple or Smoke Trees


Perennial flowers are the best landscaping plants.

There are hundreds of perennials to choose from. They're all low-maintenance and can work from any zone.

Catmint is a hardy perennial that survives from the first to last frost. While they can overgrow, they make up for it by repelling flies and mosquitos.

Coneflowers come in beautiful shades of red, yellow, pink, orange, and chartreuse. They can survive in full sun, partial shade, and hot southern climates. They only need the basics: watering once a week, a light layer of compost in the spring, and cut back in the fall.

Another easy flower you can stick in the ground and walk away from is a Day Lily. Plant them single or in groups and enjoy their colourful flowers year after year.

More Low-Maintenance Perennials:

  • Bellflower
  • Bergenia
  • Coreopsis
  • Sedum
  • Yarrow

Bring Your Vision to Life

Scotts Landscaping is here to help handle all of your landscaping plants' needs! And create your dream outdoor living space!

Established for over 25 years, no landscaping task is too large or too small for us. And we know the best landscaping plants for you!

Contact us for more information on landscaping design, grounds maintenance, or snow removal!

We'll keep your property attractive and safe all year round!

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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