You’ve just settled into your first home. It’s a beautiful little house with a bright green lawn. Even so, you feel like it could do with a little bit of color.
That’s why you’ve decided to embrace your green thumb and plant a few plants. You’ve never tried gardening though. That’s okay, there are plenty of easy plants to grow.
Great starters that hard to kill no matter what you do to them. Some of these plants you can even include in a tasty recipe.
Sound good to you? Keep reading to see a complete list of these plants so you can get your garden started.
Pansies are hard to kill unless you are trying hard to do so. There are tons of different species of them out there. Some are good for hot summers and some thrive best in the winter.
You want to wait until your soil is around 50 degrees before you plant them. To give you an exact time frame, early spring is the best time for planting pansies.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of these flowers is that you can get them in most stores that sell plants. You’ll be able to find them fully grown or if you want the adventure of growing them all on your own, you can buy the seeds.
Place the seeds around 7inches apart in moist soil. Pansies thrive in direct sunlight so don’t put them in the shade unless you live in a hot climate. If you get harsh summers you’ll want to make sure they have a little bit of shade.
2. Kimberly Queen Fern
Kimberly queen ferns are another plant that you would have to try to kill on purpose to be able to get rid of it. They do well in about any environment.
They don’t require much in terms of fertilization and you only need to water them when you notice the soil is dry. You can water it even less if you pick up some mulch from a sod company.
The only downside to the queen fern is that while it can handle cold weather, it doesn’t do well when the temperatures drop to freezing. You’ll have to bring it inside somehow.
Basil goes well in a lot of dishes and it’s pretty easy to plant as well. Besides being delicious, basil also has the potential to detur bugs away from your other plants. Place the seeds around 12 inches apart right before the last frost of the year.
When deciding on your basil placement keep in mind that this plant needs plenty of sunlight. Basil is pretty low maintenance otherwise. Like the queen fern, the only time you need to water basil is when the soil gets dry.
Hydrangeas add tons of color to any garden and they don’t require much maintenance at all which makes them great for beginners. Note, some species of hydrangeas such as the Zinfin Doll will go dormant during the winter.
During this time it won’t be at it’s most colorful. It will actually look pretty sad and straggly. Rest assured when the spring comes back around it will bloom up with color again though.
Like basil, mint is delicious and not too hard to grow. You can grow mint in your garden outside but it does have the habit of taking over so you’ll need to be a little bit cautious. Most people stop that problem by placing their mint in clay pots before putting them in the ground.
Other than that, the only thing you need to keep in mind is that mint needs moist soil that has a good amount of drainage. When deciding where to plant your mint, know that it thrives best when provided with at least a little bit of shade.
Sunflowers provide little challenge to even the most inexperienced gardener and their bright color can liven up any yard. You won’t have to do much in terms of fertilizing it.
They have been known to survive heavy droughts too. There are a few things that you do need to know before you plant them. For one, they don’t do well in soggy soil.
They also need direct sunlight but you could probably guess that given their name. You should also keep them at least a little separate from your other plants.
Sunflowers shoot up pretty tall so they may prevent these plants from getting the sunlight that they need.
Marigolds can also bring a splash of bright color to your garden and they are pretty hard to kill. You can plant them in about any bedding. They do enjoy moist soil so make sure you stay on top of that.
You don’t need to use that much dirt to cover the seeds. You do need to wait until right after the last frost in the spring to plant them.
Other than that, if you get confused most marigold seeds come in packets that have clear instructions on the back so it’s hard to mess up.
Easy Plants to Grow and Make Your Lawn an Oasis
Are you looking to spruce up your new home with a garden? There are tons of easy plants to grow out there. Consider some of the ones that we’ve listed here.
They don’t require much maintenance and can thrive in a variety of different environments. You’ll find that it will be almost impossible to kill them. Happy planting.
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