5 Plants That Ensure a Beautiful and Low-maintenance Driveway

AAR Low Maintenance Plants
August 22, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By RPS Metal Roofing & Siding Inc. 

Boost your home's curb appeal with these five low-maintenance, vibrant plants and flowers that will impress potential buyers and provide enjoyment all year round. 

Whether it's for personal enjoyment or to attract potential buyers, if you're looking to enhance your home's curb there are lots of ways to go about it. We unveil five extraordinary plants and flowers that will effortlessly impress anyone who passes by. 

Discover the allure of vivid gerbera daisies, the captivating bloom of Mandevilla, resilient Hardy Hostas, vibrant pentas and striking hibiscus. What makes these selections outstanding is not just their beautiful appearance but also their ability to thrive with minimal care. Check out these low-maintenance driveway plants and try for yourself to see what they can do for the presence of your home. 

Curb appeal 

The curb appeal of a property refers to how it looks from the road; this is usually the first thing guests and buyers see when they approach a property. If the property has a neglected look, it creates a poor first impression, even if the interior is modern and lively, so it’s worth attention.  

The curb appeal of the home can be improved by changing the front door. If you do this, make sure you choose bright colors and a modern style. Another way to make the best first impression is to create an attractive garden or driveway with plenty of green plants and color.  

Colorful gerbera daisies 

Whether you want to sell your home or simply cheer up the outside areas when you come into the street, colorful gerbera daisies are an excellent option. Not only are these flowers extremely low maintenance, but they are very colorful and bloom in a variety of conditions. So if you have extreme weather or your roadside is very active, these flowers have a high chance of success.  

Pick up some colorful gerbera daisies at your local garden center and plant them on the grass verges outside your home or on the driveway. These are perennial flowers, so you should see them every spring when the area starts to bloom. If you want to make more of a feature out of them, put them into hanging baskets as well, they are also a nice complement to other baskets.    

Beautiful, flowering Mandevilla 

If you have walked past a garden or park recently, chances are you have encountered beautiful flowering Mandevilla plants. These plants are not only very beautiful, but they are also hardy, able to withstand a range of weather conditions. These colorful plants also produce pollen and attract hummingbirds and butterflies, but they are unlikely to be devoured by deer, rabbits or animals. 

Mandevilla are available in different forms; there are ones for climbing and ones for flowering. Choose the type of plant that suits your garden the best. These plants are very colorful and resilient; once you plant them, you can forget about them but still rely on them to come back time and again. Enjoy a colorful driveway and perimeter fence when you come back from work.   

Hardy Hosta 

Hardy Hostas are large cabbage-like plants that make an excellent feature of the garden front or back. Because of the size and dimensions of the Hardy Hosta, they are actually a suitable alternative to trees if you want some substantial foliage in your garden with any obscuration. Hardy Hosta can be quite resilient, but they are also vulnerable to some weather conditions.   

It’s sensible to check the climate of your local area against the nature of the Hardy Hosta to make sure you are planting a suitable shrub. However, if everything lines up, you should have a Hardy Hosta plant that is resilient and enduring for many years. Surround your garden with Hardy Hostas, and you will have a lush and inviting front garden for yourself and your guests.   

Vibrant blooming Pentas 

Vibrant blooming Pentas are topical flowers; they are perennial plants but are often grown annually. In the right conditions, the Pentas will bloom all year; otherwise, you can expect their company in the summer months when the weather is at its hottest. Blooming Pentas are plants with small red or wine-colored flowers; they bring a sense of life and vibrancy to the garden.  

If you live in a warmer climate and you want to bring some additional color to your garden or driveway, Pentas are an excellent option. Pentas are low maintenance because once they are planted, they come back every year or remain in the garden year-round. Their small flowers are piercing red and attract many animals and insects. Plant them in combination with Mandevilla.   

Hardy, dramatic hibiscus 

Flowers might look delicate, but many of them are anything but; in fact, flowers need to be resilient and strong to withstand adverse climates and make their pollen available for future generations. Dramatic hibiscus flowers are exactly that, hardy and beautiful, so they make the ideal flower plant for gardens and driveways in warmer climates and some adverse conditions.  

Hardy dramatic hibiscus plants prefer warm weather and watery roots, but they can also survive on low amounts of water and even droughts. While this is not ideal is down make them low-maintenance plants for the front garden or driveway – you don’t need to be watering your hibiscus every weekend. Again, hibiscus plants can also look lovely in hanging baskets.  

Final thoughts     

Curb appeal is important for the enjoyment of a property and for selling a property if it is on the market. A property can look lovely on the inside, but let’s face it, first impressions count double, and the curb appeal is the first, and the last thing buyers see when viewing a property. There are various ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal; one of them is to plant colorful things.  

The idea of improving a property’s curb appeal by planting things is obvious, so why do so many people steer away from this option? The answer is maintenance. Plants and flowers require upkeep to remain colorful and healthy, so if you don’t have time for their cultivation, the curb starts to look neglected. The solution is to plant low-maintenance, high-impact plants instead.    

Original article source: RPS Metal Roofing & Siding Inc.

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