Choosing what type of plants to use for your next landscape design project can be tricky at times. Your clients will have different demands. If you have clients that do not want to do a lot of maintenance work, then we can recommend these low-maintenance plants. Despite being low-maintenance, these plants are still eye-catching and will look good with hardscaping.
Low-maintenance plants are a great choice for busy clients that do not have a lot of spare of if they simply want to save a few bucks on maintenance costs. Understandable, low-maintenance would often include native plants to a region so keep that in mind as well.
Here are some of the best plants low-maintenance plants in Australia that you can use for your next landscape design project.
Almost all species of banksia are native to Australia and are easy to care for. Banksias are often long-flowering and bloom during autumn and mid-winter. It needs a little pruning just to enhance its shape.
Correa is a well-known low-growing shrub across South Eastern Australia and Southern to Western Australia. They are drought-tolerant and attract different species of birds. They grow well in sunny areas with well-drained soil. So if you are designing for a client in an area that gets experienced some harsh droughts, Correa will be a good option.
Succulents are known to be very hardy plants. Crassula being succulent means maintenance should not be a problem. Just set them and forget them. Crassulas have attractive leaves with white flowers. They are good long-term pot plants and require no pruning at all. They do well in pots.
These spiky succulents enjoy hot and dry conditions. Positioning this with native grasses and pebbles creates a very low-maintenance garden. Not to mention, when aloes flower, they attract nectar-loving birds.
Philodendron can be placed indoors or outdoors. They are easy to grow and are almost pest and disease-free. They can also be propagated by stem cuttings or tissue culture.
This is just touching the surface of a long list of low-maintenance plants. You can always get in touch with the local nursery to know what species of plants are great for a particular location.