5 Easy To Maintain Garden Plants

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Have you always dreamed of having the perfect, picturesque garden yet don’t have a lot of spare time – or perhaps even patience – to maintain it?

Well we’re here to help – and turn your gardening and landscaping dreams into a reality!

Our expert gardeners in Darlington have devised a list of five easy-to-maintain plants that not only look beautiful, but are also low maintenance – saving you precious time and money.

  1. Aquilegia

These perennial plants will add a beautiful, colourful edge to your garden- without the hassle of requiring your constant attention and time.

Also commonly known as columbine and granny’s bonnet, these bell-shaped blooms come in a variety of colours – including white, yellow, red, pink, blue and purple.

Their flower seeds can be directly sown in the garden anytime between early spring and mid-summer.

They’re frost hardy, tolerate both sun and shade and can remain in the ground for many years. They’re also hardy, highly adaptable and tending to be drought resistant means they’re perfect for rock or woodland gardens


  1. Bird of Paradise

A great landscaping plant, and recognisable and much-loved due to its bold, colourful flowers, the Bird of Paradise is very versatile and adaptable.

Capable of flourishing in varying climates and conditions, it can be found growing anywhere from alongside sidewalks and streets, to seaside and of course domestic gardens.

Although it grows and blooms best in full sun, it also thrives in part shade and can be easily moved from outdoors to indoor settings.

It also tends to cope with either very little water or lots – provided that the water is running through the soil away from the plant.

Bird of Paradise

  1. Canna lilies

These colourful, pretty plants grow anywhere from Tasmania to the Tropics – and make the perfect addition to any garden.

The bright, tropical style plants certainly can’t be missed once they’re in full bloom, their vibrant flowers striking in either red, yellow or orange. They look particularly magnificent growing in large groups.

Best planted in fertile soil, they’re easy to grow, require minimum care and are quite effortless to maintain for years on end.

They also thrive well growing in pots, and transfer easily from outdoors to indoors.

Canna lilies

  1. Flaxes

One of the oldest cultivated crops, these striking Kiwi native plants are now grown around the world, particularly in contemporary gardens.

They look amazing accompanied with a wide range of plants and are also a great alternative to ornamental grass within your landscaping designs.

These low-maintenance plants tend not to be fussy about soil, and they’re also drought tolerant and have no problem coping with the summer heat.

Requiring minimum care once they’re mature, dead and unhealthy leaves can be easily removed to maintain their appearance.


  1. Yucca plants

If you’re time poor and/ or struggle to keep plants alive, the striking and easily maintained yucca is the perfect solution to solve your gardening woes.

Drought tolerant, yuccas are very versatile and easy houseplants to care for, with similar minimal requirements to that of cacti.

A flexible indoor or outdoor plant, ongoing care is easy to maintain – proper sunlight, soil and water pretty much all they need to grow for years.

Low-maintenance, attractive and hardy, they’re the perfect plant for gardeners of all experience levels.

Yucca plants

These are just a few of the many species that fall into this category. We are happy to come and discuss further options that may better suit the specifics of your garden and taste. We hope you found these easy-to-maintain plant tips helpful and they get you well on the way to the garden of your dreams!

Remember that gardening doesn’t need to be hard work or all time-consuming – so enjoy it and reap the rewards.

Our team at Amico are always here to help you with your garden maintenance needs anywhere in Sydney, so please feel free to contact us or give us a call at 1300-GARDEN (1300- 427 336) for any further gardening advice or questions.

About The Author - AMICO’s Founder – Ami Bauer

In 1994 Ami Bauer left his corporate management career in retail. Not knowing exactly what to do next, he started mowing lawns and gardening, mainly as a fill in job till he figured out his future.

So starting with little more than a motor mower, a utility truck and business name (Ami-co) he set forth into his local suburbs and for the next few years Ami found the business rewarding and it expanded rapidly.

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