Outdoor Plants for the Front and Backyard

Outdoor Plants for the Front and Backyard

One aspect of home decor that many folks put on the backburner is outdoor decoration, which can mean patio decoration, or decorations in the front and backyard.

It doesn’t matter how big the yard is, you might be looking to put your personal touch on things, no matter if you’re a renter or a homeowner. Below, The Green Goddess goes over a few outdoor plants that thrive in a variety of climates. We share our knowledge with you in order to help you in your process.

Depending on what you’d like to accomplish, the cost will vary. You can end up spending a few hundred to multiple thousand dollars either revamping or remodeling your outdoor space. It’s important to set a budget and look for ways to save.

First, Clean and Organize the Space

Before you start your plant placement process, it’s important that you clean and organize the area, which might entail an entire weekend of work, depending on the space and the conditions. If you’ve neglected your front or backyard (or both) over the past few months, now is the time to get out there with the rake and gloves and spruce the place up a bit.

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Now that you’ve done a bang-up job cleaning the yard, it’s time to let some plants loose. Well, not exactly that, since you’ll be potting them, right? Right!

As far as the patio goes, you can put your flowers in containers that will add color and character to your front or backyard. 

Fan flowers, which get their name because they look like adorable little tiny fans, can be a pretty addition to any outdoor space, but require full sun. Fan flowers come in lovely shades of purple, blue, pink, and white. These little lovelies tend to spill right out of the pot or any other sort of container, giving them a highly desirable aesthetic. 

Add Things You Can Eat!

Since you’re developing your green thumb, there is more than one way to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your labor. Grow a strawberry plant, for instance, and enjoy fresh fruit in addition to a beautiful addition to your backyard. You can create a nice little garden space where you can grow peas, broccoli, tomatoes, leafy greens, and more.

Additional Options

Chrysanthemums come in a variety of rainbow shades, which has them pairing well with autumn’s gourds and even pumpkins for those who want to add a fun seasonal aesthetic to their outdoor space. Chrysanthemums need full sun, so it’s important to place them where they can thrive.

But what about growing plants in shady areas?

Fair question! Shade gardening is actually a thing, too. Heuchera (Coral Bells), Lamium Maculatum (Dead Nettle), Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Astilbe, Digitalis (Foxglove), and Primula (Primrose) might sound like medieval witch’s brew ingredients, but they are all plants that thrive in shady areas. Just because they hang in the shade doesn’t mean these plants won’t add an enormous amount of color to your outdoor space.

One important thing to consider is where you live. Certain regions are better suited for different plants when all is said and done.

If you have any questions about which plants will be best suited for your outdoor space in the Phoenix, AZ area, contact The Green Goddess today. We’ll help you source the most visually stunning selection for any outdoor space.