When you’re looking for a new home, one of the things that you look for initially is what sort
of curb appeal the home has.
Whether you’re planning ahead to flip the property and make some money, or just appreciate
a well maintained and landscaped yard, curb appeal is a great indicator for how well a home
has been taken care of as well as drawing the envy of those who see it.
Additionally, you likely want to live in a house that is just as beautifully decorated outside
as it is inside, and great curb appeal and landscaped property will fulfill that want.
But what happens if you lack a green thumb and don’t know which plants and flowers to
invest in to help make your dream of a well landscaped property a reality?
What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate and all of the money you put into plants
goes to waste?
Not to worry – we’ve gathered a list of 8 plants that will tolerate drought for those long
summer days as well as a couple of bonus plants that require very little to maintain.
“By using plants and flowers in your gardens
that don’t require as much watering to maintain
and keep healthy, there will be less stress on
water sources and the systems that deliver
the water during times of drought.”
One of the great things about populating your garden with drought resistant plants is to help do
your part during the summer when municipalities may be placing water conservation restrictions.
As residents use plants and flowers in their gardens that don’t require as much watering to maintain
and keep healthy, there will be less stress on water sources and the systems that deliver the water
during times of drought.
These cities can also enable many other strategies to reduce water waste on their own, including
water main leak detection.
“You also don’t need to sacrifice beauty
to get plants that can mostly survive
on their own with little help from you
or mother nature.
Plants that are native to drier
climates will be key.”
Where Do You Start?
There are certain plants that simply survive much better in drought and very warm temperatures.
You also don’t need to sacrifice beauty to get plants that can mostly survive on their own with little
help from you or mother nature.
But if you’re not really into gardening or just starting out, you may not know where to begin and
that’s what this list is for.
Think Low Maintenance
You’re looking for plants that will be able to survive potentially weeks without rainfall, so you
want to find plants that are already used to this sort of an environment.
Plants that are native to drier climates will be key.
Here are a few to consider:
This plant looks great as an edge to your garden and has a silvery green coloring to it.
Plat these roughly two feet apart to account for their eventual growth.
Lamb’s Ear serves as a great ground cover and looks fantastic in any garden.
This flower blooms from early spring to late summer or early fall and will only stop doing
so when frost begins to arrive.
Purple Coneflowers are also favorites of butterflies, so if you enjoy the beautiful fluttering
insects, having this flower in your garden is a must.
These plants will bloom beautiful blue and purple flowers and are native to Korea.
They can grow as tall as five feet and as wide as two feet and emanate a strong fragrance
that attracts pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.
Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’:
This plant is native to Europe and its leaves can grow up to 6 inches long.
It’s a fantastic ground cover for in between other plants.
Blooming from spring to fall, Lavandula is a shrub from the Mediterranean.
It can grow up to three feet wide and two feet tall and blooms a beautiful purple flower.
It’s also known for its slender stems, giving the plant a nice, elegant look.
Sedum Spurium or ‘Voodoo’:
Acting as an excellent lawn substitute, Voodoo has a rounded shape to it and blooms
a small reddish colored flower during the summer.
Lavender is probably best known for it’s amazing fragrance more than anything, but it’s
also a very resilient plant in times when water is scarce.
It’s got a long slender stem and a very nice looking purple flower that looks at home in
any garden it’s added to.
Yarrow Coronation Gold:
This is a plant that prefers dry soil and a lot of sunshine.
Growing about three feet tall, its yellow flowers will bloom from midsummer until early
fall and also has a silvery green leaf to it as well.
We also have a couple of bonus plants that any gardener should be made aware of right now
as they’re in style and low maintenance.
The first of course, and a favorite of ours, are perennial hostas.
They look absolutely fantastic in bunches, can be used to accent your garden or providing shade.
They’re primarily grown for their foliage and come back every spring after their winter dormancy.
Try to limit their use in full sun.
Despite being sun resistant, some varieties can become scorched in too much sunlight.
Sedum is also a great perennial as it’s one of the first plants to emerge in the spring and has a
beautiful star shape to its flower when it blooms.
You typically do not have to worry about whether Sedums return in the spring, as they’re a
reliable plant that accents any garden.
What plants are your using to keep a beautiful garden despite city water restrictions?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.