Author: Lauren Schwartz Date Posted:23 June 2021
This month, professional lawn care and gardening service lawn.com.au guest blogged for Plant Doctor and shares the best plants for the carefree gardener.
A hectic schedule shouldn’t stop you from having a garden of your own. Carefree gardening is all about growing fuss-free plants and having fun. We assure you, it can be done.
The question is, which plants should you pick? No worries at all – you’ve come to the right place!
We’re narrowing down our go-to low maintenance plants for busy – and budding – home gardeners who want a thriving collection of foliage and flowering shrubs in their home or yard.
Aloe vera has got to be one of the lowest maintenance plants out there. You can have it planted in the ground or potted in decorative containers. It’s versatile and good for both outdoor and indoor gardening.
What’s so special about these plants is their therapeutic properties. Aloe gel can be used as a face and hair moisturiser, and as a natural remedy for sunburn.
To keep your aloe vera plant growing happily, plant it in a good quality potting mix. Our Premium Potting Mix For Cacti and Succulents is made of natural plant, root, and soil stimulants to ensure your aloe’s health and protect it from diseases and our Indoor Plant Food Fertiliser will provide a source of immediate nutrients to help produce stronger, healthier foliage.
Cordylines are beautiful magenta and deep green plants that will make any garden a head-turner. What’s amazing about them is how hardy they are, and how little they need to be attended to. Simply fertilise your plants every other month with our Power Pellets or Champion Fertiliser and your plants’ foliage will stay bright and healthy.
Hedging is a breeze when you have murrayas in your backyard. These easy-to-grow shrubs have lush, dark green leaves and fragrant white blossoms that take hedges to the next level with the least amount of effort.
Apart from regular pruning (if pruning isn’t your forte, ask professional gardeners to do it for you) and humus-rich fertiliser such as our Activ8Extra, there’s practically nothing else your murraya needs to stay thick and bushy.
If you want your yard to have flying garden visitors, banksia is your best bet. These native Australian wildflowers are famous for being a magnet for birds and bees. They’re quite hardy and able to tolerate dry conditions.
Taking care of these plants is easy peasy. Just place them under full sun in well-drained soil. Turn it up a notch and add our slow release fertiliser to keep your banksia’s leaves, roots, and flowers full of life.
Much like murrayas, westringia make amazing hedges. They’re also popular plants to use as topiaries. A westringia topiary can turn your yard into a perfectly tailored-looking garden in an instant.
This gorgeous low-maintenance plant is quite hardy, but you can make its foliage even thicker with a natural fertiliser made specifically for leafy plants such as our Power Pellets, complemented by Seaweed Secrets or Stimulizer.
Sago palms are beautiful ornamental plants that you can keep indoors. With dark green needles and a sharp architectural form that opens like a flower, these plants can easily transform your home into a picture-perfect space.
What’s even more thrilling is that they’re as low maintenance as plants can get. If you’re busy juggling work, family, and everything else in between, but still want to maintain a sophisticated garden, sago palms are the way to go. Our Champion Mineral Lawn and Fairway Fertiliser - Slow Release contains essential nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, and manganese to keep your sago palm looking its best with minimal effort.
Who doesn’t love iced black tea doused with a little hibiscus syrup? With a hibiscus plant or two growing in your garden, your favourite summer drink is within reach.
Hibiscus plants flower well and are easy to maintain. You can even grow them in pots and not have to worry about giving them extra TLC. Apart from plenty of sunshine and regular watering, they’re not all that needy.
For good stem and root development, we recommend a natural and well-balanced fertiliser. Our Liquid Seaweed for Plants is well-loved by the most discerning home gardeners for coaxing the best growth out of shrubs and trees.
Even with a busy schedule, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get the chance to have vibrant leafy plants and beautiful flowers in your garden.
With our range of natural environmentally friendly fertilisers, you can ensure the growth of your easy-care plants and keep them in tiptop shape. What’s more, you’ll have a chance to enjoy stress-free gardening, probably for the first time, right in your own yard.
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