No-Fuss Garden Plans

Enjoy a beautiful garden with less work thanks to these ultraeasy, no-fuss garden plans.


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Low-Water Garden Plan
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Drought-Resistant Garden

    You won't have to worry about dragging the hose to water this garden during the summer. Stocked with heat- and drought-tolerant plants such as sedum, feather reedgrass, and euphorbia, it'll look good all summer long.

    Garden size: 10 by 16 feet

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Beautiful Heat-Resistant Garden

    This garden stays looking great, no matter how high the mercury rises. Tuck this low-care garden into a corner of your yard for a big display of summer color.

    Garden size: 15 by 9 feet

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Curbside Garden

    You count on native plants such as purple coneflower, baptisia, goldenrod, and aster to wow your neighbors -- with hardely any effort on your part.

    Garden size: 6 by 29 feet

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Tough-as-Nails Garden

    Russian sage, lavender, and catmint are sure bets for an easy-care garden. These plants mix with others for a long display of color, texture, and fragrance.

    Garden size: 12 by 12 feet

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Heat-Loving Garden

    Some plants shut down in hot weather. But the varieties in this design shine, so you can enjoy a brilliant patchwork of color no matter what the weather's like.

    Garden size: 8 by 17 feet

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Corner Garden

    Cheery black-eyed Susan looks great with low-care cosmos, penstemon, butterfly bush, and more in this long-flowering design.

    Garden size: 11 by 11 feet

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Drought-Tolerant Slope Garden

    Transform a tough-to-mow hillside into a wonderful display of color and texture with this design filled with easy-care plants.

    Garden size: 8 by 9 feet

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Small-Space, Easy-Care Sunny Garden

    Enjoy loads of beautiful color all season long with this garden plan. It features no-fuss favorites such as daylilies and purple coneflowers.

    Garden size: 10 by 13 feet

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Beat-The-Heat Summer Garden

    Even as the mercury climbs, this ultraeasy garden plan looks great -- all summer long.

    Garden size: 5 by 10 feet

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Beautiful Drought-Resistant Garden

    Don't spend your summer dragging around a hose. This easy garden plan features a range of beautiful, drought-tolerant plants.

    Garden size: 33 by 24 feet

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No-Fail Annual Garden

    Annuals give a big show of color through fall. We've picked some of the easiest annuals you can grow for this stunning garden plan.

    Garden size: 18 by 6 feet

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Oceanfront Garden

    The ultratough plants in this garden plan hold up well to harsh, seaside conditions and look great through the year. Even if you don't live on the coast, this garden is virtually care free.

    Garden size: 14 by 9 feet

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Carefree Curb Appeal Garden

    Add the romance of a cottage garden to your front yard for extra curb appeal. This easy plan offers favorites such as daylilies, nasturtiums, and Oriental lilies.

    Garden size: 9 by 11 feet

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Carefree Late-Summer Garden

    Tuck this garden in a corner of your yard for a beautiful burst of no-fuss, late-season color.

    Garden size: 16 by 10 feet

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Hot-Season Garden

    Sultry summer heat can leave a lot of gardens looking down. Keep your landscape looking fresh with this easy-care garden plan that features some of our favorite heat-resistant plantings.

    Garden size: 12 by 13 feet

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Ultraeasy Perennial Garden

    Specially designed for beginning or time-constrained gardeners, this small garden plan features some of the best low-care perennials you can grow.

    Garden size: 14 by 6 feet

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Low-Care Fall Garden

    End your season with a bang. This easy garden plan features mums, asters, and other low-work fall favorites.

    Garden size: 22 by 17 feet

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Easy Slope Garden Plan

    Solve a tough-to-mow slope with this beautiful, low-care garden plan.

    Garden size: 17 by 17 feet

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