Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants and Shrubs for Your Yard

Not everyone has a green thumb.  And other people just simply don’t like spending a lot of time gardening.  For those that don’t have an interest in horticulture, low maintenance landscaping plants can be a great solution.  

Here are just a few low maintenance landscaping plants and shrub ideas:


Want to keep your Chicago property colorful yet carefree?  These plants and shrubs are all great options to incorporate into your landscaping design:

  • Peony
  • Poppy
  • Blanket Flower
  • Daylily
  • Switchgrass
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Russian Sage
  • Coneflower
  • Hostas

And don’t ever think that low maintenance plants can’t be stunningly beautiful as well!  There are many options that offer massive curb appeal without all the high demands!


There are many low maintenance landscaping shrubs to choose from.  The possibilities are endless and you really can’t go wrong. But you also would be smart to choose one that is not only easy to care for but also enhances your outdoor space.  Consider these self-sufficient yet beautiful shrub options:

  • Gold Spiraea
  • Lilac Bush
  • Dwarf Arborvitae
  • Hydrangea Bush
  • Weigela

When designing your next outdoor project, trust the experienced team at Martin John Company.  We are the leaders in helping Chicago residents choose the best options for their home. Whether you want to incorporate low maintenance landscaping plants or ones that require a little more attention, let us help!  Based in Libertyville, we are proud to serve the North Shore area and beyond!

Contact us or call 847-634-2184 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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To contact a landscape company who raises the bar of service and design, you can call Martin John @ 847.634.2184 .

507 East Park Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048

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