A good rental property has well-organized, attractive landscaping. To ensure that your property’s yard remains that way, you need to choose the right outdoor plants for your River Park property. The ideal rental property yard is both appealing and long-lasting. Few tenants want to spend a lot of time and effort caring for fragile, high-maintenance plants or trees. Because of that, one of the great improvements you can make to your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This will simplify and improve landscape maintenance, and it will make your yard stay tidy and green year after year.
As far as low-maintenance plants go, many great varieties work in a wide range of planting zones. Yet, before you go to planting, you must determine which plants are suitable for your property’s climate. Aiming to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. Few northern plants can easily survive southwestern states’ heat, while most outdoor plants growing in the south won’t stay in freezing temperatures.
It is also essential to check with an owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to find out if there are any restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. A few invasive species are strongly forbidden in some areas, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Some places even have rules about how many plants you must possess in a yard. Plus, even though you want your River Park property to look pleasant, it is still important to guarantee that your rental’s yard matches with other landscaping in the neighborhood. This will help guarantee that your property values stay high and your rental home remains competitive in the market.
After you determine what will work best in your climate and neighborhood, it’s time to start picking plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The most stable outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. In general, your best options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which return each year without needing to be replaced.
Lots of stunning 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 vivid red berries in the winter. For an easy-to-grow landscape plant that you can use in the kitchen, select rosemary. In the proper 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 great benefits of durable plants is that many of them have beautiful flowers. Look at Meadow sage, to be specific. The huge 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. Utilized as either a hedge or a natural-growing shrub, the forsythia delivers a big explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring and then attractive green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to care for, it’s a perfect pick for most rental property landscapes.
Some of the more 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 give beautiful ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the yard. 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 expand quickly but are not invasive and can create a superb carpet of flowers that will never need to be mowed.
Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance River Park rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 559-425-8550.
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