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The lazy gardener’s guide to easy gardens

Love gardens but hate gardening? You’re in luck! {insert final website domain} has a low-maintenance plant section that we like to call “Light Needs,”making it easy for you to shop for easy to please plants. These North American native plants, like our geraniums and butterfly weeds, require very little attention. No green thumb required! Here are five our best fool-proof ways to enjoy your garden or landscape this spring without any hassle.






Tip #1: Native plants are the way to go. Planting exotic flowers will require a ton of work because you’ll have to try extra hard to mimic the conditions in which the plant is supposed to grow. Keep things simple and make sure you are choosing plants that are native to your area. Planter’s Barn is fully stocked with plants indigenous to North America, and our team is always happy to help you find low-maintenance plants that will feel at home in your specific area.

Tip #2: No sun? No problem! Our website allows you to shop by Full Sun, Full Shade or Partial Shade, so you can easily pick which plants are most-likely to thrive on your property, regardless of your gardening skills. If your property is super sunny, we recommend mainacht and lavender. For shadier areas, evening primrose and beardtongue are great plants that practically take care of themselves as long as they don’t have to deal with much sun.

Tip #3: Build a nutritious foundation. Your plants won’t have a hard time growing if they’ve got the right nutrients. Ensuring your plants grow in a nutritious soil is the easiest way to give them a boost. Mulch is the ultimate lazy gardener’s secret weapon. You can pretty much let mulch do the gardening for you. It’s great for preserving moisture, deterring the growth of weeds and even balancing changes in temperature. Mulch doesn’t have to be complicated, either. Your plants will thrive if you fertilize your soil with compost from your kitchen. Grab whatever fruit peels you have and throw them down on the soil before you start planting your seeds. Your plants will love you for it.

Tip #4: If you’re a gardening novice, pick plants that are well-known to be easy-going. Some of our favourites include astilbe and liriope. You really can’t go wrong with them.

Tip #5: Lastly, don’t stress. Gardening should be a relaxing, enjoyable part of your day, even if you spend very little time doing it. If it’s not, the Planter’s Barn team is always open to answering any questions you may have about any of our plants and we’ll be happy to assist you in choosing the most low-maintenance plants to begin with.

Happy planting!

-The Planter’s Barn team

Fine Gardening. “Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden.”



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Albert Einstein



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