Did you know that adding different types of plants to your landscaping will not only improve your home’s value but also make you feel at peace every time you look at them when you walk by? I like to believe that plants are the true meaning behind the word “happiness.” Without plants in our lives, we wouldn’t know what to do with our yards. Liven up your yard with some fun plants that are easy for beginner gardeners to care for. From shrubs to trees and herbs, you have so many choices to pick from.
Here are some plant ideas to work with as a beginner gardener.
One of the first types of plants to landscape with as a beginner gardener is a self-pollinating tree. We all love trees because of the coverage they give on terribly hot days. They’re great for producing fruit and preserving the bumblebee population. I recommend getting a Laxton’s Superb, a type of apple tree that originates in England. It blooms year-round, and with its crossed, tall branches, it makes the perfect home for birds.
A butterfly bush, also known as a buddleia, is a blooming, bodacious masterpiece that’s just waiting to brighten up your walkway. This bush is low maintenance, and it will attract many gorgeous butterflies to your garden. The only thing you’ll need to do is trim the bush when required, as the branches can grow long and might leave a scratch on you if you’re not careful. Place the bush in either a partially shady area or directly in the sunlight for immediate color.
A stunning shrub that can hold its own throughout the winter, the forsythia is a year-round plant that can grow quite large. You’ll only need to cut the shrub yearly, so the maintenance with this plant is relatively low.
Do you enjoy climbing? Well, so does honeysuckle. Honeysuckle is one of those types of plants that entangles itself to resemble a ladder. This is a wonderful choice if you have a worn-down fence that needs good coverage. This plant will bring color all year.
Herbs are the most fun to plant! I can’t get enough of the vast choices of herbs to use. The simplest one to add to any garden is rosemary since it can produce buds in even the worst soil and won’t need as much water. Grow your garden with herbs instead of buying them from the store. You’ll thank me later.
These types of plants to landscape with as a beginner gardener will vastly give your home the much-needed landscape job it needs. Don’t leave your garden waiting. Go and start your exciting planting journey with these stunning plant choices.