4 Easy Care Plants for Your Outdooor Garden

Having greenery and colorful blooms improves the outdoor appearance of your homestead. But, some plants can be back-breaking to plant and maintain; this can make it hard for you to beautify your homestead. Luckily, there are thousands of low-maintenance outdoor plants that you can introduce to your yard today. This blog post discusses 4 easy-care outdoor plants that will boost your home’s curb appeal.

Caladium

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If your backyard is shady, this is the best low-maintenance flowering plant to introduce. It has arrowhead-shaped leaves in pink, red, and white shades. You can grow caladiums in containers along your landscape borders or clamp them together in a flower bed.

You can either buy caladium plants or propagate them from their tubers with little effort. The proper season to plant them is during spring, and they thrive in moist, well-drained soil under a shade. They love moisture, so you should water them every week, especially during the dry season. As a perennial plant, caladiums actively grow from spring through late fall. If you plant them in containers, you can cover them from the winter effects by moving them indoors.

Peppermint

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It is an aromatic plant that can make good mojitos and help you repel mosquitoes from your yard. It is one of the quickly growing herbs you can have in your garden. Peppermint takes about four weeks for a rooted cutting to become a plant that fills a 4-inch pot.

Planting peppermint is easy. Take some stem cuttings from any of your ideal varieties and propagate them horizontally in the ground or pots with moist soil. You can control their spreading by dividing them into parts that you can share with your friends. Alternatively, you can prune them. Unlike other plants, peppermint can thrive in shades and full sunlight environments.

Sweet Peas

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These are ornamental plants with brightly-hued pastel white, purple, red, and pink flowers. Besides being ornamental,  they produce sweet fragrances when blooming during spring. They are perfect flowers for bouquets and gardens.

You can plant sweet pea by sowing seeds into moist ground or flower pots. To break dormancy quickly, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. The perfect time to plant them is in late winter or early spring. Their roots love moist soil while their heads love sunlight. Sweet peas are climbers; plant them where they can get support. Start mulching fully grown plants to reduce watering needs.

Persian Shield

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Whether you are cultivating in the shade or the sun, in a garden bed, or a container, a Persian shield will not disappoint you. The plant has iridescent purple foliage with a metallic sheen.

You can choose to buy potted cuttings or get some from a friend. The cuttings should be about 2 to 3 inches parts from the tips of the plant. You can put the cutting into a glass of water or insert them into peat and wait for roots formation. After forming the roots, you can transfer the plant to the ground or containers. Ensure to moisten the soil but not to over clog it with water. Only keep the soil dry during the winter.

Now that you have an idea about low-maintenance outdoor plants, it is time to research which variety works best in your home. Improve the outdoor appeal of your homestead by introducing fuss-free outdoor plants.  

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