Landscape beds are areas on your property you want to bring attention to. These areas are great places to plant beautiful flowers, trees, and bushes that will add to the curb appeal of your property. However, if you don't want to spend a lot of time caring for the plants in your landscape beds, you will need to take some things into consideration. You should choose plants that are native to Indiana and Kentucky, because native plants will already be adapted to the environment and won't require a lot of additional care. You should also consider the soil conditions of your landscape beds and the amount of sun exposure they get and choose plants that do well in those conditions. You should also make sure to install a ground cover in your landscape beds to provide your plants with protection. By following these tips, you will end up with stunning landscape beds that are also low maintenance!

Install Native Plants in Your Landscape Beds

Boxwood planting for landscape installation in St Matthews, KY.

There are many native plants in Indiana and Kentucky that are not only beautiful but also do not require a lot of maintenance during the year. These plants are already adapted to the environment around them, so they do not need a constant eye to monitor their growth. Some resilient and beautiful native plants to consider adding to your landscape beds include:

  • Indian Pink
  • Eastern Star Sedge
  • Common Milkweed
  • Boxwood
  • Pencil Holly
  • Golden Moss
  • Arborvitae

Choose native plants that bloom during different seasons to keep colorful landscape beds throughout the year.

Consider the Conditions of Your Landscape Beds When Picking Your Plants

When picking plants for your landscape beds, make sure you consider the conditions of your beds. You will want to consider their soil conditions and the amount of sun they receive throughout the day. For example, if your landscape beds have poor soil drainage, pick plants that thrive in wetter conditions. If your landscape beds receive a lot of sun, choose plants that thrive in those sunny conditions. If you choose plants that do not fit the environment of your landscape beds, the plants will not reach their full potential and will require additional maintenance throughout the year in order to keep up with the poor conditions. Whatever the conditions of your landscape beds are, there are plants that will thrive in them! Let the conditions of your landscape beds work for you, not against you.

Install a ground covering in your landscape beds.

Mulch ground covering being installed for landscape bed in Jeffersonville, IN.

It is important to install a ground cover in your landscape beds as they provide protection for your plants. Ground coverings will provide benefits such as helping to reduce soil erosion and they also act as natural weed control. They also help keep the soil warm during the cold months in Indiana and Kentucky. By adding a ground cover, you can spend less time dealing with maintenance and more time admiring your landscape beds.

Ground coverings will also increase the beauty of your landscape beds. Mulch and rock ground coverings are available in numerous color options, and you will be able to choose one that will make your landscape beds stand out. This simple addition is an easy way to create stunning landscape beds on your property.

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Creating a stunning and low-maintenance landscape bed should be an uncomplicated process. At Lawn Works, we offer a landscape bed installation and planting service to give your property the upgrade it deserves. We serve properties in Louisville, Prospect, Middletown, and surrounding areas in Kentucky. We also serve properties in Jeffersonville, New Albany, Sellersburg, and surrounding areas in Indiana. Call us at (812) 590-8864 to sign up for our landscape installation and planting service.