Flower garden ideas for the lazy gardener

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A nice garden not only increases the curb appeal of your house, but can also make your outdoor space feel more inviting. Flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects. This is ideal if you also want to grow fruits and vegetables. Having a flower garden at your home has many benefits. Butterflies and hummingbirds will also frequent your yard if you have flowering plants that they enjoy.

But not everyone has a green thumb and not everyone has time to spend in a garden growing needy plants. That’s why lazy gardening is popular among those who want the benefits of having a beautiful garden without spending a lot of time working in it.  

Save time and effort 

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Perennial plants come back each year and most last a very long time. Some perennial plants that are easy to grow include lilies, hostas, tulips, daffodils, and flowering shrubs. Before you start your new plants, save yourself time in the future by reducing weeds with black plastic ground covering or weed guard. Adding a layer of mulch can also prevent weeds so your flowers won’t be taken over by undesirable plants. Choose plants that work well in your climate so you don’t have to spend time watering them frequently. There are many drought-tolerant plants that look great in a garden and will only need water during extremely dry conditions.  

Work with your local plant nursery 

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The people at your local plant nursery understand your growing zone and can help you choose flowers that require little maintenance. They can also provide you with a wealth of information on how to keep your plants healthy with minimal effort. Be sure to choose a variety of plants that flower throughout the growing season, so you have beautiful blooms from early spring through fall.  

Keeping plants alive is a lot of work, especially for those who don’t have a natural knack for gardening. But there are plenty of beautiful plants that require very little care and maintenance. Choose perennials that thrive in your area based on your grow zone and climate. Don’t be afraid to ask for help at your local plant store since they know exactly what plants work well in your area and can help you choose ones based on the amount of time and care you want to invest in your flower garden.   

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