3 Best Low Maintenance Plants For Landscaping Your Nashville Home

Have you ever found gardening or landscaping to be a hassle? Yes, it can be so much fun to pick out the perfect plants for creating your ideal landscape, but not all of those plants may be ideal for your lifestyle.

Some of them are like children and need constant attention and care, which not everyone can provide. You need to plant them in the right soil and light exposure, water them frequently, trim them back, and the list of chores goes on. If this sounds like something you’d love to do (or do love to do) that’s great!

But for those of us who don’t have either the time or desire to do that, here are 3 awesome, low maintenance plants for landscaping.

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1. Coneflower (Echinacea)

Once you plant it this beautiful flower practically takes care of itself:

Coneflower At JVI Secret Gardens Nashville

While they are perennials (meaning they should grow back every year) they may need replanting every few years. It all depends on the conditions, like a damp winter coming through and damaging them.

They are still wonderfully showy flowers, coming in purples, yellows, oranges, and almost all the colors of a sunset.

You can also use them to attract butterflies to your garden when they bloom during the summer and birds when they release seeds during the fall.

The only action you should take is deadheading them during late summer. This helps renew their blooms so they can keep helping your yard look amazing.

You don’t even have to water or reseed them as they prefer to be more independent in those areas. If that doesn’t say “I’m one of the easiest plants for landscaping ” then I don’t know what does.

2. Lavender (Lavandula)

You can add an amazing extra dimension to your Nashville yard with lavender: smell. Lavender has been used for it’s wonderful scent and more for over 2,500 years.

This is one incredible plant:

Closeup of the beautiful lavender plant which is a great low maintenance plant for landscaping

Its beautiful purplish-blue hue can look great in almost any garden.

Its uses vary too if you enjoy harvesting plants or want to start. You can make soap, perfume, and even use it for medicinal purposes if you prefer the natural route.

It may be best to have this plant up near the front or it could be lost amongst your other plants. You can also grow it in containers.

Lavender among other garden plants

The only work you’ll need to do is ensure they are in an area with good drainage, are indoors during winter, and that they are cut back during spring. Only having these 3 actions as a necessity make this one of the best low maintenance plants for landscaping.

3. Coral Bells (Heuchera)

You couldn’t kill this plant if you tried.

Ok, well, maybe you could but even for those gardeners with brown thumbs, this beautiful, leafy plant can survive.

It’s been seen living happily as far north as New York and as far south as Texas, making it an extremely durable plant.

Bright orange coral bells looking amazing as a low maintenance plant for landscaping
Bright orange coral bells looking amazing as a low maintenance plant for landscaping

You couldn’t kill this plant if you tried.

Ok, well, maybe you could but even for those gardeners with brown thumbs (a.k.a. my mom), this beautiful, leafy plant can survive.

It’s been seen living happily as far north as New York and as far south as Texas, making it an extremely durable plant.

Heuchera with other plants looking amazing

Plant it anywhere in your yard and leave it alone.

It should flourish perfectly, providing burgundy red, lime green, or a few other colors for your yard depending on the type you choose.

They do like some shade during the mid-afternoon, but being in full sun all day won’t hurt them.

Heuchera with other plants looking amazing

Plant it anywhere in your yard and leave it alone.

It should flourish perfectly, providing burgundy red, lime green, or a few other colors for your yard depending on the type you choose.

They do like some shade during the mid-afternoon, but being in full sun all day won’t hurt them.

Just be on the lookout for fungal infections. Occasionally spraying them with fungicide and water can ensure they live happily and look lovely.

Knockout roses are another great option! They only need pruning every so often.

Which Would You Use?

All of these are low maintenance plants for landscaping, and we mean low maintenance. They can add charm and variety to almost any garden, but would you add any of them to yours?

We would love to know which one(s) you would plant by typing coneflower, lavender, and/or coral bell in the comments below.

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