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Best Outdoor Plants for Your Fort Collins Property

Mulching bed around the house and outdoor plants, wheelbarrow along with a shovel. An awesome rental home integrates neat and appealing landscaping. To keep your property’s yard looking beautiful, settle on the more suitable outdoor plants for your Fort Collins property. There aren’t plenty of tenants who care to spend a large amount of time and work caring for weak, high-maintenance plants or trees. So, planting sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees is one of the more productive upgrades you can make to your rental property. This will make landscape care quite easy and make sure that your yard remains beautiful and green year in and year out.

Except, before you initiate planting, you need to find out which plants are appropriate for the climate of your area. It’s further an excellent thought to call upon your local regulatory body to inquire if there are any limitations on the kind of outdoor plants that can be used. Multiple invasive species are outright not allowed in many states. A number of HOAs even impose reservations on the type and number of plants that can be grown in a yard! Despite the fact that you do like your Fort Collins home to look inviting, it is equally a good idea to always keep in mind that your rental property’s yard blends sufficiently with the rest of the landscaping in the area. This will indeed keep your property values quite high and your rental home competitive in the market.

Selecting the Perfect Outdoor Plants

Evergreen Varieties

When you’ve seen and understood what would work pleasantly in your climate and neighborhood, it’s time to embark on selecting plants and trees for the yard of your rental home. The finest outside plants for a rental property are those that will persist even if they are, in some instance, untended to. Your biggest bets will be evergreens or perennials, which will return per year without needing to be replenished.

The majority of excellent evergreen plants deliver flamboyant hues for a whole year, even in frigid temperatures. Nandina Domestica is a low-maintenance evergreen shrub that develops white flowers in the spring and brilliant red berries in the winter. Try rosemary for an easy-to-grow landscape plant that can as well be used in the kitchen. In fine temperatures, rosemary will remain green the whole year, with fragrant leaves that can be used to season your favorite foods.

Durable Outdoor Plants

One of the best things when it comes to durable plants is that a number of them bring about lovely blossoms. Specifically, Meadow sage. This perennial’s huge purple blooms last from spring through October and attract hummingbirds. But really, few things, can compete with the golden splendor of the forsythia bush in the spring. The forsythia, which could most definitely be used as a hedge or a natural-growing shrub, has a beautiful explosion of majestic blooms in the spring and then captivating green leaves late into the autumn months. It’s a lovely addition to innumerable rental property landscapes because it’s quite flexible and undemanding to care for.


Shaded yards and big sunny areas are two of the more complex settings to cultivate plants in. Nothing grows nicely in the shadow than the vivid greens and golds of hostas, most famous as plantain lilies. These low-maintenance plants produce attractive ground cover under trees and in other shaded places of the yard. At any rate, sunny areas must likewise look exquisite. Instead of a high-maintenance grass, reckon planting phlox or creeping jenny. These plants spread really rapidly although are not invasive, and they can form an excellent carpet of blooms that never would have to be mowed.


Would you like more practical information on how to develop a low-maintenance Fort Collins rental property that has tip-top curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 970-658-0410.


Originally Published on March 12, 2021

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