A Low-Maintenance Backyard

Low maintenance doesn't have to mean boring. This landscape plan incorporates plant materials that look good year round without requiring a lot of work.


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Our free Planting Guide for this landscape plan includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a set of five regional plant lists, lists of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden and landscape plans.)

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Garden Description

Choosing native plants for your area ensures that your landscape will thrive. This landscape plan includes suggested plants for five regions. The other key to reducing maintenance is to settle on a relatively few types of plants; you'll have large dramatic displays that will need tending only a few times a year all at once.

Spend time with your loved ones and not on your landscaping with these tips for an outdoor space that caters to an active family.

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