No-Care Plants for Killer Curb Appeal in Every Season

Do you want to increase the curb appeal of your home? A well-landscaped yard is nice on the eyes and on the wallet. Compared to a home with no landscaping, a landscaped home can expect to see a 5.5% to 12.7% increase in home value

This sounds good, but you may wonder if all of the extra work and gardening is worth it? A beautiful yard does not have to be a ton of work. Keep reading to learn how to choose a low maintenance softscape for every season. 

Know Your Zone

If a low level of maintenance is important for you, you need to understand your planting zone. Different regions and climates have varying temperatures, humidity levels, number of sunny days, etc. If you understand your zone, you can pick no care plants that will thrive. 

For example, Minnesota falls into Zone 4. You’d struggle to get a mango tree to thrive, while many apple tree varieties would flourish. Keeping in mind the sub-freezing temperatures, you can take extra care to add extra mulch to keep your plants warm. 

With your zone in mind, you can start the fun part of picking out your plants!

Shrubs for Every Season

A shrub is a low-growing, densely wooded plant that has multiple root systems, not just one trunk. Shrubs are a great option because they can make a large color statement and cover lots of ground. 

Check out these Zone 4 tolerant shrubs:

  • Barberry is drought tolerant once it is mature
  • Juniper is yellow-green in the summer and bronze-orange in colder months
  • Hydrangea is a flowering shrub that comes in a variety of stunning colors

Shrubs are a hardy way to add visual appeal in every season while keeping your daily involvement low. 

Flowers and Grasses Galore

 An essential characteristic of your yard’s softscape is variety. As mix-ins between your chosen shrubs, check out these every season flowers and grasses. 

Flowers that do well in Zone 4 include: 

  • The peony, known for its colorful, fragrant blooms
  • The geranium, hardy perennials that do well as groundcover
  • The dianthus, similar in appearance to carnations

Grasses are handy for adding lushness, texture, and visual interest. The following grasses can add great curb appeal to your home:

  • Feather Reed grass for height
  • Fescue for a fine, blueish color
  • Ribbon Grass for erosion control on slopes

Grow for It

Now that you know your zone and have a list of shrubs, flowers, and grasses in mind, you can confidently begin to plan out your landscaping. And even better, you don’t have to go at it alone. 

Landscaping professionals, such as those at Every Season Landscaping & Lawn Care, can work with you to create the perfect landscaping to complement your home. From installing hardscaping to maintaining water features, and more, Every Season can help you nail your curb appeal in, well, every season! 

Contact us today to start the process of increasing both your home’s value and your enjoyment of your outdoor space, starting with seasonal landscaping.