Marie Iannotti, About's Gardening Guide, discusses 10 low-maintenance perennial flowers in this article, a must-read for busy homeowners who don't always have time to "get their hands dirty" in the yard.
Landscaping Tips From the "Plant Man"
Land Steward is an online source of tips and ideas to make landscaping easy. Especially helpful to do-it-yourselfers are the weekly "Plant Man" columns archived on Land Steward. But you'll find much more, including the ability to subscribe to a newsletter packed with landscaping tips, contact "Plant Man" directly with requests for landscaping advice, and even submit your own landscaping articles!
Low-Maintenance Alternatives to Lawns
Ideas for low-maintenance landscaping. Shortcuts that provide time savings through low-maintenance care alternatives. Instead of a labor-intensive lawn, grow ground covers or clover, or increase space devoted to perennial beds. Raised bed gardening is especially efficient and easy.
Judy Leiser’s Lazy Guide
Judy Leiser’s guide to avoiding work on the landscape -– if at all possible! Free landscaping ideas on how to reduce or eliminate mowing, weeding, fussing excessively over plant care, fumbling around with extension cords, etc.
Low-Maintenance, Organic Lawn Care
Paul Wheaton’s advice on saving money and achieving a low-maintenance landscape. Begins with a must-do list that includes setting your lawn mower as high as it will go and watering only when necessary.