Types of Low-Maintenance Flowers

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The best types of low-maintenance flowers are flowers that are native to the area where they are being grown. Remember to water and occasionally prune even low-maintenance plants with tips from a professional landscaper in this free video on gardens. View Video Transcript

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Bill Elzey

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I'm Bill Elzey with Showplace Lawns. Types, or what are types of low maintenance flowers? Well, every plant requires a certain amount of maintenance. They need to be watered some and occasionally, you might need to do a little pruning to keep them growing. The best types of low maintenance are your native plants, and that's native to any part of the country. It's a native, which basically means it grows by itself and doesn't require a lot of attention. Again though, you're going to want to prune a little bit to keep them growing. You need to water 'em occasionally. If you plant native plants and mulch the soil around them, once you do that, your maintenance requirements are very low, but you still need to do some maintenance work. Don't be fooled by this adage that low maintenance or no maintenance because that doesn't really happen. If you want a plant to perform and you want to enjoy it, you're still going to have to do some maintenance work. Again, some pruning, definitely some watering, if it's mulched, you've got the weeds fairly under control, but occasionally, there will be a weed or two to pull. So just remember for a low maintenance project, your plants are going to be the natives, native to your area and to your part of the country.