Low-maintenance plants are a good choice if you don’t want to spend too much time tending to your garden. Many people love the look of a plant-filled garden, but not all of us may have the time for the upkeep. For these people and their gardens, there are a host of plants that are low maintenance. We are listing only five here of the non-fussy types, although there are others you can research on or enquire from your “landscape supply near me.”
Native Australian plants
This country has a unique and gorgeous range of native plants that are handy and require only minimal attention. Just keep in mind your climate and location when choosing the most suitable native plants. Three good choices for your garden can include the Callistemon species, Pilotheca (Cascade of Stars), and Westringia (Funky Chunky).
Succulents and Cacti
Succulents and cacti are good choices for gardens that need to be low maintenance since they can tolerate hot temperatures and require minimal watering. Some that we recommend include:
- Aeonium arboretum (Zwartkop)
- Crassula campfire
- Echeveria species
- Portulaca grandiflora
- Senecio mandraliscae (Blue chalk)
Cottage garden plants
Rosemary officinalis and Lavender avonview are tough cottage plants that will thrive even with very little attention and care. They can even be used as potted plants, feature plants, or as a hedge. Other popular low maintenance cottage shrubs include the argyranthemum frutescens and brachysome multifidi.
Climbing plants are great for fences, walls, or line a garden pathway using artificial fencing. They provide lushness without the high maintenance. Climbing plants on fences are useful to screen out the neighbours. Star leaf Jasmine is one example that can create a stunning wall feature.
Cordylines are water-efficient plants that give year-round lush foliage and colour when planted in shady spots. This plant is easy to maintain in any hot or temperate climate. This palm-like plant will bestow a tropical ambience to your garden borders and beds with only minimal watering.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Labrador Landscape Supplies is your “landscape supply near me” and gardening supplier on the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. You can ask us for advice when it comes to low maintenance plants, soils, mulch, compost, and other materials needed for gardening and landscaping. Call Labrador Landscape Supplies at 07 5537 2841. For enquiries, you can send us a message here.