Shrubs & Hedges
Low Maintenance Plants & Gardening Tips for Beginners
Are you looking to start a garden from scratch and want to grow lower maintenance plants? Often, we have a lot on our plates and don't want to spend all spring and summer weeding, watering, and tending the garden. This is why plant selection is important. Some plants are just known to be easier to grow than others. Consider these easy-to-grow shrubs and perennials to create a worry-free foundation for your landscape.
Low Maintenance Shrubs
Weigela is a traditional, free-blooming shrub that is relatively undemanding and fast-growing. This deciduous shrub bears abundant clusters of flowers mostly towards the end of spring through early summer. It has a wide range of foliage colors and sizes, suitable for nearly any landscape. Larger varieties may need pruning to maintain their shape, and this should be done after flowering so as not to sacrifice the following year's blooms.
Novice and experienced gardeners alike love Spirea bushes for their easy care, fast-growth, beauty, and hardiness. These deciduous shrubs range in size from front-of-the-border charms to mid-size, mounding shrubs and groundcovers that make a colorful statement, whether planted singly or as mass plantings. Just be sure to place your Spirea in a location that will accommodate its mature size.
Like Spirea, Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs for beginning gardeners. They are a favorite among both professional landscapers and amateur hobbyists. Their lush greenery and long-