The 5 Best Plants For Your Landscape This Spring

low-maintenance plants for your backyard landscapePlants play a vital role in the health and appearance of any landscape. They set the foundation while adding vibrant color and order to your home’s appearance, significantly adding to its curb appeal. If you’re looking to give your home that clean, pristine look consider these 5 easy to grow, low-maintenance plants!

Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Sweetspire is the perfect shrub for any landscape for three reasons:

  • It is a three-season shrub – In the spring, it will grow to be 2-3 feet tall and will consist of thick, dark-green leaves. In the summer, beautiful white flowers will bloom, giving your landscape that crisp summer look. In the fall, the leaves will turn to a vibrant, bright red, which will last until late in the season.
  • It is flexible – It can grow in the sun or partial shade, and in most soils. However, it does thrive best in the sunlight and with moist soil.
  • It creates a beautiful boarder – Due to the thick leaves this shrub produces, it is perfect for creating that beautiful boarder around your home. And it’s the perfect shrub to fill any gaps between your home and lawn!

angelonia plant for spring landscapeAngelonia (Angelonia angustifolia)

The beautiful color variety angelonia brings to your landscape (mauve, blue, purple, pink, and white) make it the perfect addition to any sunny spots in your garden. This tough, drought-tolerant perennial is able to withstand the hot Kentucky spring and summer temperatures. Angelonia’s variety allows you to utilize it as ground cover, contained culture, or as the border/foundation to your landscape. It’s the prime spring/summer addition to your property because it’s simple to plant and even easier to maintain!

Lantana (Lantana camara)

This very productive annual is similar to angelonia when it comes to its versatility, low-maintenance, vibrant color, and resistance to drought. Along with these, lantana is a deer and rabbit resistant shrub. The coarse texture and strong aromas this shrub give off make it far from the first choice by hungry critters. If critters have caused damage to your landscape in the past, plant lantana and drive those hungry critters away. As an added bonus, it’s also one of the most beautiful annual shrubs you will find!

Coleus (Plectranthus amboinicus)

If you’re looking for a plant that will grow fast and give off some serious bold coloring, coleus is the plant for you. While only growing 1-2 feet tall, it’s the perfect plant to place around your deck or porch, and all it needs is moist soil and light watering to thrive. During the early summer months, small blue flowers will bloom which will attract bees and butterflies, furthering the benefits that coleus provides to the rest of your landscape.

Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Red twig dogwood is the type of shrub that should be placed front and center in any landscape. Its bright colors bring life and beauty to any landscape and it fits well with just about any other plant. Best of all, unlike other plants, red twig dogwood does not lose its vibrant color during the winter months, bringing your landscape year-round beauty and color (in fact, the colors are most vibrant from late winter to early spring)!

If you’re looking to add to your outdoor space this year, give the experts in tree and shrub care at Farison Lawn Care a call. Our tree and shrub care program will provide your plants with the nourishment and protection they need to thrive all year long. Contact us here, or give us a call today at (502) 245-9422 to hear more!

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