Do you want flower beds, but not spend hours maintaining them?
Know how to choose the right plants!
Start by taking a quick look at the situation of your massifs, their exposure, the nature of the soil (neutral, acid or limestone), its consistency (heavy or well drained), not to mention the climate in your region.
These different parameters, to be defined in particular by observing the weeds that grow spontaneously on your land, will allow you to choose the plants best suited to your garden, those which are most likely to thrive there without requiring care.
Simple and rustic
Opt for hardy and strong plants, which are not afraid of diseases and know how to adapt to most soils, even poor or chalky ones.
Rudbeckias, gladioli, gauras, carnations, all the grasses, shrub cinquefoil, St. John's wort, syringe, lavender… are some of these uncomplicated plants, almost impossible to miss!
For long-lasting blooms, from May to October, plant perennial geraniums (not to be confused with the pelargoniums that adorn the windows), nepeta, coreopsis, sage, yarrow, scabiae ...
If you like roses, fall for a creeper, easy and flowering.
Landscape roses that don't need to be pruned or treated are another good option.
Choose from the varieties of the Meillandécor® group (for ground cover roses) or Décorosiers® (for upright roses).
To limit 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, in the morning or in the evening, so as not to encourage the appearance of fungi.
If, despite everything, some plants are sick, cut the affected parts and burn them. In case of an aphid attack, spray the infested leaves with a mixture of water and black soap, a non-polluting treatment that has been proven to work!