Oregon Natives, The Best Low-Maintenance LandscapeMarch 20, 2017 12:00 am
Low-Maintenance Landscape Design
In our Design Studio, we get a lot of requests for a low-maintenance landscapes. While spending time in the garden is important to some, others have different responsibilities that keep them from doing that, or just have a general lack of interest/ability to really nurture their outdoor space. No judgement here, sometimes it’s just not your thing. Low-maintenance landscapes have become higher in demand as our lives and hobbies change, and native plants offer a solution in the best way.
While spending a little time weeding and watering new plants is a reality, there are plant palettes that can take a bit of that work off your plate. Having Drake’s 7 Dees design a native landscape can be the remedy for a landscape that doesn’t fit your lifestyle.
This is the Pacific Coast Iris and is ridiculously gorgeous and also native to Oregon!
The Benefits of a Native Landscape
Natives have a lot to offer and sometimes get a bad wrap for being messy or for not being flashy enough. While this can be true for some of them, there are quite a few Oregon native perennials, trees, shrubs, and ground covers that have the ability to really knock your socks off.
Don’t get us wrong, there are non-native plants that are hardy and will thrive without a lot of tending to, but the benefits of using a plant native to this region can definitely persuade some to move more in that direction.
You can in fact have a beautiful landscape that also:
- Supports wildlife – think of the birds!
- Controls pests – native plants have developed their own defenses against many pests and diseases (no pesticides needed)
- Saves time and money by needing little watering or maintenance, when they’re planted in the proper conditions
Just a few examples…
Here are just a few of the Oregon native plants that can add some definite beauty without any duty (see what we did there) to your landscape.
And soooooo many more! These are just a few of the show stoppers that provide a low-maintenance solution while still giving a landscape curb appeal.
Drake’s can design it for you!
This website provides a vast native plant list to really delve into and find some incredible plants you’ll love.