A good rental property should have tidy and appealing landscaping. In order to make your property’s yard just like that, you need to choose the right outdoor plants for your Gladstone property. The best rental property yard is both appealing and durable. Few tenants want 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 easy and guarantee that your yard remains clean and green year after year.
When it comes to low-maintenance plants, lots of beautiful varieties work in a wide selection of planting zones. However, before you go planting, it’s imperative to do some research to know which plants are right for your property’s climate. Attempting 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 other outdoor plants that survive in the south won’t stay in freezing temperatures.
It’s also a brilliant idea to check with any owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to determine if there are certain restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. In some countries, some invasive species are strictly prohibited, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Some areas even have rules about how many plants you need to have in a yard. Additionally, while you want your Gladstone property to look beautiful, it is still better 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.
After figuring out what will work best in your climate and neighborhood, it is a great way to start choosing plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The best outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. Normally, your best options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which return every year without needing to be replaced.
Many 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 primary benefits of sturdy plants is that several of them have beautiful flowers. Take Meadow sage, for example. The big purple blooms on this perennial last from spring to fall and attract hummingbirds, too. 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 provides a big explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring, followed by beautiful green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to manage, it’s a great 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 best than the vivid greens and golds of hostas. These easy-to-grow plants give a big ground cover under trees or in some shady areas of the yard. On the other hand, sunny spots need to look nice, as well. Instead of planting a high-maintenance lawn, think about adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants spread easily but are not invasive and can create a beautiful carpet of flowers that will never need to be mowed.
Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance Gladstone rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 816-305-6476.
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