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Best Outdoor Plants for Your Douglaston Property

Low-MaintenanceHostas with Mulch in Douglaston Rental Property YardA good rental property has orderly, beautiful landscaping. To transform your property’s yard in that state, it’s essential to choose the right outdoor plants for your Douglaston property. The perfect rental property yard is both attractive and sturdy. Several tenants like to spend a lot of time and effort caring for fragile, high-maintenance plants or trees. For this reason, one of the best improvements you can perform for your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This will make landscape maintenance smooth and simple and makes your yard look beautiful and green year after year.

In connection with low-maintenance plants, numerous beautiful varieties work in a wide range of planting zones. But before you begin planting, it is beneficial to identify which plants are perfect for your property’s climate. Trying to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. A couple of northern plants can easily survive southwestern states’ heat, while other outdoor plants that thrive in the south won’t stay in freezing temperatures.

It’s also vital to check with an owner’s association or other local regulatory agency if there are some restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. Some specific plants are strongly forbidden in other areas, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. Other locations also have rules for how many plants you can keep in your yard. What’s more, even though you like your Douglaston property to look good, it is still advisable to guarantee that your rental’s yard matches well with the other landscaping in the neighborhood. This will help ensure that your property values stay high and your rental home remains competitive in the market.

Evergreen Varieties

Once you have known about what might work best in your climate and neighborhood, it is time to start looking for plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The recommended outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive even if they are a bit neglected from time to time. Usually, your ideal options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which grow every year without needing to be replaced.

Many appealing 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 lively red berries in the winter. For an easy-to-grow landscape plant that can be used in the kitchen, consider rosemary. In suitable climates, rosemary will stay green year-round with fragrant leaves that will work well as a seasoning to your favorite dishes.

Durable Outdoor Plants

Perhaps the most significant benefits of durable plants are that a large portion of them produce beautiful flowers. Take Meadow sage, for instance. The large purple blooms on this perennial last from spring to fall and attract hummingbirds, too. However, 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 and then pretty green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to handle, it is an excellent addition to many rental property landscapes.

Some of the more challenging areas to grow plants are shady yards or large sunny regions. In the shade, nothing develops better than the vivid greens and golds of hostas. These easy-to-grow plants bring a lovely ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the garden. On the other side, sunny spots would also look great. Rather than planting a high-maintenance lawn, think about adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants are easy to spread, but they are not invasive and can provide a lovely carpet of flowers that will never need to be mowed.

Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance Douglaston rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 516-570-9275.

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