Did you know you can design your own garden online for free. Go to BHG.com/gardening and click on the "Plan Your Garden" tab at the top left corner of the page.
Although you're looking for low-maintenance, a little work before planting will help you immensely. Be sure to dig out all the roots you can from the previous plants, and if the soil is heavy clay or sandy dry, mix in lots of compost. The better you can get the soil now, the better your plants will grow in the future.
Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine