A good rental property includes clean, fascinating landscaping. To ensure that your property’s yard stays that way, it’s important to choose the right outdoor plants for your Loveland property. The perfect rental property yard is both enticing and stable. Some tenants tend to spend a lot of time and effort caring for fragile, high-maintenance plants or trees. For this reason, one of the ideal improvements you can make to your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This will make landscape maintenance fast and convenient and guarantee that your yard remains tidy and green year after year.
With regards to low-maintenance plants, several beautiful varieties work in a wide range of planting zones. However, before you continue planting, it is essential to identify which plants are appropriate for your property’s climate. Wanting to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. Few northern plants can easily survive southwestern states’ heat, while many outdoor plants that thrive in the south won’t stay in freezing temperatures.
It’s also a great idea to check with any owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to distinguish if there are any restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. Many invasive plants are heavily restricted in some places, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Certain states also have rules about how many plants you need to put in your garden. Furthermore, while you want your Loveland property to look beautiful, it is still essential to ensure that your rental’s yard fits 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.
When you already understand what will work best in your climate and neighborhood, it is best to start picking plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The ideal outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. Generally, your best options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which return each year without needing to be replaced.
Numerous beautiful 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 bright red berries in the winter. For an easy-to-grow landscape plant that you can use in the kitchen, try rosemary. In the right climates, rosemary will stay green year-round with fragrant leaves that work well as a seasoning for your favorite dishes.
Durable Outdoor Plants
One of the great things about durable plants is that almost all of them produce beautiful flowers. Take Meadow sage, for example. The giant purple blooms on this perennial last from spring to fall and attract hummingbirds, as well. But 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 offers a big explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring and then nice-looking green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to care for, it’s a great addition to many rental property landscapes.
One of the most challenging areas to grow plants are shady yards or extensive sunny regions. In the shade, nothing produces better than the vivid greens and golds of hostas. These easy-to-grow plants deliver lovely ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the lawn. As another option, sunny spots fit perfectly, too. As opposed to planting a high-maintenance lawn, try adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants are easy to grow, but they are not invasive and can produce a lovely carpet of flowers that will never have to be mowed.
Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance Loveland rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 970-658-0410.
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