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Best Outdoor Plants for Your Georgetown Property

Mulching bed around the house and outdoor plants, wheelbarrow along with a shovel. A good rental property has enticing, organized landscaping. To ensure your property’s yard stays in that condition, you have to choose the right outdoor plants for your Georgetown property. The best rental property yard is both captivating and durable. 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 best improvements you can make to your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This will make landscape maintenance quick and convenient and guarantee that your yard looks tidy and green year after year.

With regards to low-maintenance plants, numerous attractive varieties work in a wide range of planting zones. However, before you start planting, it is critical to analyze which plants are good for your property’s climate. Forcing to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. Some 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 important to check with any owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to see if there are any restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. Certain invasive species are strictly banned in some states, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Other areas also have rules about how many plants you must have in your garden. Moreover, while you desire your Georgetown property to look delightful, you still need to ensure that your rental’s yard works 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 an idea of what will work best in your climate and neighborhood, it’s time to start purchasing plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The advisable outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. As a rule, your ideal options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which return each year without needing to be replaced.

Various 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 an ideal climate, 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 incredible aspects of durable plants is that almost all of them generate 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 gives an incredible explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring and then charming green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to care for, it’s the best addition to many rental property landscapes.

One of the most challenging areas to grow plants are shady yards or large sunny regions. In the shade, nothing grows better than the vivid greens and golds of hostas. These easy-to-grow plants provide delightful ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the lawn. On the other hand, sunny spots need to look nice, too. Rather than planting a high-maintenance lawn, consider adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants are easy to spread, but they are not invasive and can deliver an attractive carpet of flowers that will never have to be mowed.

Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance Georgetown rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 302-313-7700.


Originally Published on March 12, 2021

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