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Best Outdoor Plants for Your Cape Cod Property

Mulching bed around the house and outdoor plants, wheelbarrow along with a shovel. A good rental property has enticing and well-structured landscaping. To ensure that your property’s yard stays that way, it is imperative to choose the right outdoor plants for your South Shore property. The ideal rental property yard is both appealing and enduring. Several tenants don’t want to spend a lot of time and effort caring for fragile, high-maintenance plants or trees. Hence, one of the best improvements you can make to your rental property is to plant sturdy, low-maintenance, drought-resistant bushes and trees. This makes landscape maintenance simpler and makes your yard look beautiful and green year after year.

When we talk about low-maintenance plants, numerous varieties work in a wide range of planting zones. Yet, before you go to planting, you should figure out which plants are appropriate for your property’s climate. Planning to grow plants outside of the correct USDA hardiness zone will inevitably lead to disaster. Other northern plants can easily survive southwestern states’ heat, while some outdoor plants that grow in the south won’t stay in freezing temperatures.

It is also advisable to check with any owner’s association or other local regulatory agency to discover if there are any restrictions on what type of outdoor plants you can use. Several invasive plants are highly forbidden in some locations, while HOAs may have their reasons for limiting which plants can be used and where. A few places also have rules about how many plants you should have in a yard. Besides, while you want your South Shore property to look extraordinary, it is still important to guarantee that your rental’s yard fits well with other landscaping in the neighborhood. This will help ensure your property values stay high and your rental home remains competitive in the market.

Evergreen Varieties

After you figure out what will work best in your climate and neighborhood, that is the time to start choosing plants and trees for your rental property’s yard. The most reliable outdoor plants for a rental property are those that will thrive no matter if they are a bit neglected from time to time. Actually, the ideal options will be evergreen varieties or perennials, which return every year without needing to be replaced.

Bunches of 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 vivid red berries in the winter. For an easy-to-grow landscape plant that you can use in the kitchen, pick 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 incredible advantages of durable plants is that several of them bring beautiful flowers. Take Meadow sage, to be exact. The huge purple blooms on this perennial last from spring to fall and attract hummingbirds, as well. 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 brings a significant explosion of colorful flowers early in the spring and then stunning green leaves late into autumn months. Both versatile and easy to really focus on, it’s an ideal option for most rental property landscapes.

Some of the most 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 deliver stunning ground cover under trees or in other shady areas of the yard. Then again, sunny spots need to look pleasant, as well. Instead of planting a high-maintenance lawn, think about adding low-growing phlox or creeping jenny. These plants grow rapidly but are not invasive and can make a magnificent carpet of flowers that will never need to be mowed.

Would you like more tips on how to create a low-maintenance South Shore rental property that has great curb appeal? Contact us today or give us a call at 508-509-4485.


Originally Published on March 12, 2021


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