If you live in the eastern United States, this article is a must read for your landscape ideas.
Get the expert opinion of low maintenance landscape designers from across Ohio on the top low maintenance plants they use in their designs for front yard landscaping. Many of these are beautiful native plants that you probably never knew would look great in your garden!
Below is a list of easy perennial plants for the eastern United States, followed by the contact information of these designers.
If you’re looking for front yard design ideas to create a beautiful healthy landscape without tons of yard work, reach out to them for some awesome design help!
When you’re looking to save time on yard work, the right plants in the right place can really make a difference. When considering plants for your landscape, it is important to consider the growing conditions of your specific garden location, as well as the aesthetics and form of your intended planting.
Important considerations for easy perennial plants and low maintenance landscapes:
- Know your soil type
- Get a soil test!
- Know your pH
- Know your soil texture (sand, loam, silt, clay)
- Select plants adapted to:
- Your soil type
- The water availability in your garden
- The fertility level of your site
- Other nearby plants
- Consider aesthetics
- Right plant form
- Proper plant groupings
- Consider plant growth
- Seed dispersal
- Growing habit
- Spreading habit
Once you’ve considered the right conditions for your plants, here are some awesome suggestions on what to plant!
Each of the plants listed below were recommended by two or more designers to be included.
Most of these plants are easy perennial native plants to this region and bring a lot of beauty and texture to your landscape. Some are short-lived perennials or self-reseeding annuals that can reseed to come back each year. Some are non-native exotics that are well adapted to the growing conditions of the eastern United States without spreading profusely in the wild.
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