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Best Outdoor Plants for Your Towson Property

Low-MaintenanceHostas with Mulch in Towson Rental Property YardA good rental property has neat, elegant landscaping. To ensure that your property’s yard remains that way, it’s imperative to choose the right outdoor plants for your Towson property. The perfect rental property yard is both beautiful and sturdy. Several tenants like to spend a lot of time and effort caring for fragile, high-maintenance plants or trees. Therefore, one of the best improvements you can perform on your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This will make landscape maintenance smooth and easy and makes your yard look clean and green year after year.

With regards to low-maintenance plants, dozens of attractive plants work in a wide variety of planting zones. But before you begin planting, it is advisable to determine which plants are perfect for your property’s climate. Trying to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. Some northern plants can quickly survive southwestern states’ heat, while several outdoor plants that prosper in the south won’t survive in freezing temperatures.

It’s also vital to check with an owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to know if there are some restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. Some specific plants are totally banned in other regions, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Some places do have rules for how many plants you should have on your property. In addition, even though you like your Towson property to look fantastic, it is still vital to make sure that your rental’s yard blends in with other landscaping in the neighborhood. This will help ensure that your property values stay high and your rental home remains competitive in the market.

Evergreen Varieties

Once you have been aware of what would work best in your climate and neighborhood, you need to start looking for plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The best outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. Usually, your best options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which grow every year without needing to be replaced.

Most lovely evergreen plants offer vivid colors year-round, even in freezing weather. Nandina Domestica is an easy-to-grow evergreen shrub with white flowers in the spring and lively red berries in the winter. For an easy-to-grow landscape plant that can be used in the kitchen, consider rosemary. In the right climates, rosemary will stay green year-round with fragrant leaves that will add seasoning to your favorite dishes.

Durable Outdoor Plants

One of the biggest advantages of durable plants is that most of them provide beautiful flowers. Take Meadow sage, for instance. The large purple blooms on this perennial last from spring to fall and attract hummingbirds, too. However, few things can beat the golden brilliance of the forsythia bush in the spring. Used as either a hedge or a natural-growing shrub, the forsythia provides a significant explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring and then lovely green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to handle, it is an excellent addition to many rental property landscapes.

The most challenging areas to grow plants are shady yards or large sunny regions. In the shade, nothing develops better than the vivid greens and golds of hostas. These easy-to-grow plants provide a lovely ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the garden. On the other side, sunny spots would also look good. Before planting a high-maintenance lawn, think about adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants are spread quickly, but they are not invasive and can make a lovely carpet of flowers that will never need to be mowed.

Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance Towson rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 410-290-3285.

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