Exterior Design: Top 4 Plants for Busy Homeowners

Finishbuild once again is learning with you, on this section we have come with the task of exploring exterior design by using nature on our favor. Which are the right plants for your backside yard for a chic look and also low maintenance?  Creating a garden that you can enjoy while keeping the eye on sustainability is possible, check the tips we have gathered for you and your loved ones.

When it comes about outdoors areas, is wise to think in advance on weather circumstances, greening your garden is the first step to settle the project, consequently you field must be fertile and well nourished, and this is doable with a suitable soil. Even though you could search for the perfect chemical fertilizer, you can always go for a budget friendly method that would also help planet earth. Composting, for instance is one of the best ways to obtain fertilizer at home for free and go eco-friendly. Choosing a green lifestyle is not the only the healthy choice, but more often than not, it is one of the step to the path to compassion. However, natural solutions are not about investing in the latest trends, but just a small amount of extra caring.

Just because your yard is shaded does not mean you cannot cultivate fabulous plants and flowers. You might even be surprised by how much vegetation has preference for minimal sunlight. And if you happen to have a complex schedule or just a distracted mind, check these plant suggestions.

Outdoor plants for you

An outdoor party in autumn can be very brown, FinishBuild will love to introduce you some nature blessing that add a colorful touch, while many perennials, for instance, can bloom light shade, some will still flourish in relatively dense light. Flowering annuals, on the other hand, have quite different preferences. In general, the more sunshine they get the better. However, they don’t flourish well in intensely dark areas, but some like light shade more than full sun, which might come handy on autumn season. So, whether your garden is covered by partial or full shades or you just simply are not in the mood for greenery much attention. Try the following:


Hostas Plant

Belonging to the evergreen kind, Hostas are perennials that can be a green focal point for guests during winter or autumn. According to Bonnie Blanchette, you create a cool forest color by balancing the colors and sizes of your Hostas plants, and the advantage is that you can planted it and basically forget about it. They need little water, sun or shade, this plant succeeds even if you ignore it. However, it is important to accenting them with the appropriate companion plants and regarding caring and maintenance, plant them in rich organic soil with a slightly acidic pH. You will only have to do this once.

Dhalia plants

Dahlias are also perennial plants, however they have mostly tuberous roots, which mean that while some have herbaceous stems, others have stems which lignify in the absence of secondary tissue and sprout following winter dormancy, allowing further seasons of growth. This is why is one of our number one options for your backyard, plus the fact they come in different tints you can widely choose between combinations of colors.

Wild violets

 These one of a kind flower always be thankful for living outdoors. And outside your yard is a magnificent choice if you are into colorful tones, wild violets are hardy perennials which go well in intensely shaded areas and can pop up in the most unexpected spots, such as the dark crevices of a forest floor and even in wetlands. Wild violet is sweet-smelling, and range on a wide variety of colors, from light blue to deep purple. They also produce rhizomes, fleshy underground stems that help them aggressively spread in your lawn.


What if we tell you that you can add some green to those monotone seasons and also use a plant for cooking benefits, and for what is worth you can also perfume your outdoors? Yes! Rosemary fragrance and strong flavor goes a long way to flavor to chicken, lamb, pork, salmon and tuna dishes as well as many soups and sauces. As an evergreen plant, rosemary is available throughout the year. This plant with its hemlock needles blooms in spring and summer in temperate climates, but the plants can be in constant bloom in warm climates, and you have color variation between white, pink, purple or deep blue.


Another perennial, lavender is here to purple your world. Are you into a healthier lifestyle? Then lavender it the one for you, thanks to its color, healing and also aromatic plant, lavender can complement you in style, health and serenity. In most species the leaves are covered in fine hairs or indumentum, which normally contain the essential oils, which is cause of that lovely perfume. The flowers may be blue, violet or lilac in the wild species, rarely dark purple or yellowish.

To sum up, FinishBuild suggests that no matter what plant are you planning to add onto your landscape, similar growing conditions according to your site are vital to keep into mind. And soil type as well, in order to provide your plants a good environment. Did you like our post, but you actually need more than this? Check this worthwhile guide for partial or light shade plants http://www.thegardenhelper.com/ps~perennials.html