Backyard Envy: The cast reveals the most low maintenance plants to look after!

Whether you've got a natural green thumb or just want to invest in some greenery, these guys have you covered.

If anyone's going to dish out the dirt on gardening, it's Backyard Envy stars and landscaping experts Melissa Brasier, James DeSantis, and Garrett Magee.

The talented trio recently caught up with, and opted to share their tips for the top plants to  focus very minimal energy on, both in the home, or outside in the garden.

According to the team, "Most house plants are very easy in general as they don’t require so much watering and or light. Also If you move them around the house you can start to find their sweet spot."

So what types of indoor plants do they recommend? "Some easy plants are monsterras, as they require only weekly or even bi-weekly watering, aloe plants, rubber trees, and philodendrons."

However, when it comes to outdoor plants, it's a bit more complicated. "The best thing to always note is to buy plants that work with your zone. Every part of the [world] has a delineated zone that is specific to their climate.  Plants that thrive well in your zone are appropriate for beginners."

"Try to buy similar plant types so they can be on the same watering schedules, and try to set up irrigation."



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As we gear up for summer, the team suggest "most outdoor plants need water every day!"

They also note that if you're time-poor or just ill-experienced as a plant owner, "Some of the best outdoor plants that are low maintenance are junipers, pines, boxwood, and hostas."



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For those who are after plants that don't need a whole heap of watering, "Succulents and desert-loving plants" are the way to go. "Rosemary and lavenders require very little water as well."

Gardeners who live in apartments without a lot fo sunlight can also get in on the action as "Shade-loving plants like hostas and ferns require very little light, and actually thrive in low-light environments."



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