When spring comes around, most of us will do anything to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and seasonal blossoms.
If you’re someone who likes to garden, you’ll likely want to spend some time in your backyard planting something new, but if you’re like most people, you’re probably pretty busy with work or spending time with the kids.
Just because you’re busy, however, doesn’t mean you have to forego your green thumb. There are plenty of low-maintenance plants that can be perfect for those of us who don’t have a lot of time.
If you’re looking to get planting without too much effort, try these seven easy-care picks for your spring garden.
Daffodils are not only easy to plant, but they require little-to-no care post-planting, and they can stand up to both cold and heat. Nothing says spring like a garden of daffodils, and you can find daffodils in shades of yellow, white, and even pink, cream, or red.
If you’re looking to grow your own produce, spinach is a great option for the springtime. Plant some spinach early on in the season, and by planting every few weeks, you’ll have fresh spinach available all summer long.
The tickseed flower, more formally known as coreopsis, are one of the easiest perennials to grow. It just requires frequent sunlight and watering until they are more established.
The daisy-like flower is best planted during early spring, and they are fairly drought tolerant.
Hydrangea planting is ideal in the springtime. Not only are they easy to grow, but they are resistant to most pests and diseases. Keep them in a shaded area and water them deeply once a week for best results.
Another springtime vegetable idea for the springtime, radishes grow quickly, with only three weeks until they are ready for harvest. Just keep your radishes free of weeds, and you’ll be enjoying them in a salad in no time.
There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh tomato, and you can begin to enjoy your own home-grown tomatoes during this season. Keep your tomato plant in a place that gets at least six hours of sun, and water frequently.
7. Knockout Roses
Roses are a beautiful addition to a spring garden, and knockout roses are ideal for this time of year. It’s no surprise that these roses are some of the most popular in North America, as they are easy to grow and care for, and they are also disease resistant as well.
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