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Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden in Ontario: Plant Selection and Design Tips

Even for plant lovers, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with the maintenance of a garden. Planting and keeping up with a garden can feel like a big undertaking. Luckily, busy schedules don’t have to get in the way of this blooming hobby! In this blog, we’ll share some plant selection and design tips to create the low-maintenance garden of your dreams!

Plant Selection

There are a few ways to go about choosing plants for your garden that will require minimal maintenance: perennials, drought-tolerant plants, and plants that aren’t picky.

Perennials are an excellent option for low-maintenance gardens since you don’t have to plant them every year, they can survive Canadian winters, and they often require minimal care year-round. Some of the best flowers that will either grow or survive underground in fall and winter include Red Twig Dogwood, Camellia, Hyssop, Coneflower, Lily-of-the-Valley, Siberian Iris, and ‘Purrsian Blue’ Catmint.

Drought-tolerant plants are another great option, as they will do better on hot summer days and require less frequent watering. Some gorgeous drought-tolerant plants you can incorporate in your yard this summer include Yarrow, Blanket Flower, Agastache, Coneflower, Russian Sage, Butterfly Weed, Honeysuckle, and Catmint.

Finally, plants that aren’t too picky about their soil or sunlight conditions are a good way to relieve some of the stress of planting a garden. For example, Whopper Begonias thrive in both sun and shade with continuous blooms and glossy foliage. Additionally, they grow well in a garden or a container! Talk about versatile! Native plants are also often well-adapted to the area, making them a great low-maintenance choice.

Design Tips

With these low-maintenance tips, a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a thriving garden! For more ideas or to pick up your gardening essentials, stop by Bloom Green Garden Centre. Good luck, gardeners!

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