Your lawn is one of the greenest on the block. You keep it well maintained so, it looks great throughout the entire year. You do wish that you could add a splash of color into the mix, though.

You can by throwing in a few backyard plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, picking up a pack of seeds can feel intimidating. That doesn’t mean you can’t have the beautiful garden that you’ve always dreamed of.

You’ll just need to use flowers that are easy to care for. Check out this guide for a list of plants that can make any yard shine. 

1. Hostas 

First up on the list is Hostas. As long as you don’t step on them, they can pretty much take any kind of punishment you put them through. You’ve also got to be careful about the amount of sun they’re exposed to. 

They can’t take hot temperatures so, you’ve got to keep them watered. Slugs can also be a problem since hostas are one of their favorite snacks. 

As long as you keep these things in mind, they’re the ideal plant. Since they come in various colors and sizes, you’re sure to find hostas that can fit the look that you’re going for. 

2. Daffodils 

Bulb plants can be a pain to plant in the spring. They hold in many nutrients that squirrels and other pests need to thrive. If you’re not careful, they’ll dig your plants up and eat them. 

Deer are another pest that can’t seem to stay away from bulb plants unless it’s daffodils. They’ll leave those alone. Not only are daffodils resistant to several spring-time pests, but they’ll also look gorgeous in your backyard. 

3. Peonies 

Peonies bloom in the spring and summer. They’re amazing to look at and not too hard to grow. They’re not picky about what type of soil and climate they’re grown in. We will tell you that trying to move them from one location to another is hard. 

Make sure that whatever location you put them in is permanent. Peonies are quite large, which means that they’re top-heavy. So, you will need to place them somewhere that can provide them with at least a little protection from high winds. 

4. Impatiens 

Impatiens are small red flowers that really stand out no matter what garden they’re in. You can place them between plants that maybe aren’t so colorful to make your backyard pop.

Impatiens are fond of shade but they can take the heat of the sun as long as you’re diligent about watering them. These flowers are great for beginners because they’re not expensive. Feel free to give them a try as many times as you need.  

Backyard Plants That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Landscaping 

Installing backyard plants is the perfect way to make your landscaping pop. While planting a bunch of pretty flowers can feel daunting if you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty that can survive a surprising amount of punishment.

Even if you are an experienced gardener, installing the plants can be time-consuming and difficult. We can help you with that. Contact us to get a free price quote on our services.