Do you want flower beds, but not spend hours maintaining them?
Know how to choose the right plants!
Start by making a quick point on the situation of your massifs, their exposure, the nature of the earth (neutral, acid or limestone), its consistency (heavy or well drained), without forgetting the climate of your region.
These different parameters, to be defined in particular by observing the weeds that grow spontaneously on your land, you will choose the plants best suited to your garden, those that will have the best chance of prospering there without asking for care.
Simple and rustic
Opt for hardy, hardy plants that are disease-free and can adapt to most soils, even poor soils or limestones. The rudbeckia, the gladioli, the gaura, the eyelets, all the grasses, the shrubby cinquefoil, the St. John's wort, the seringat, the lavender... are part of these plants not complicated, almost impossible to miss!
For long-lasting blooms, from May to October, plant perennial geraniums (not to be confused with pelargoniums adorning windows), nepetas, coreopsis, sage, yarrow, scabious…
If you like roses, fall for a rose-liana, easy and floriferous. Landscape roses that do not need to be pruned or treated are another good option. Choose from the varieties of the Meillandécor® group (for ground cover roses) or the Décorosiers® (for the rose bushes).
To reduce the risk of disease, consider leaving space between your plants for air and light to circulate. Add ripe compost or organic fertilizer before flowering in March or April. In case of drought, be sure to water in the cool, morning or evening, so as not to favor the appearance of mushrooms.
If any plants are sick, cut off the affected parts and burn them. In case of attack of aphids, spray infested leaves with a mixture of water and black soap, a non-polluting treatment that has been proven!