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Low Maintenance Landscaping

Low maintenance landscaping is a must for our busy family. And it all starts with my favorite artificial silk plants.

I love container gardens. We have a large deck space where I have lots of terra cotta pots in different sizes sprinkled in with our outdoor decor. You can head over here for a quick tour.

What I don’t love?  Spending money on plants that only last a season.

Yep, these were boxwood shrubs from the garden center. I fertilized them and sheltered them all winter, and still this is what happens. Time after time.

what happens to plants in Indiana

I adore the look of shrubs in containers. It’s looks sophisticated, yet simple. And, it helps make a vast outdoor space seem cozier. But I was really tired of killing my shrubs every year and throwing my money into the compost pile.

That’s when I decided that I would try an artificial silk plant instead.

And, guess what? It was… the… Best. Decision. Ever.

I was provided a product from CommercialSilk.com free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and creative inspiration are from me!

Low Maintenance Container Garden

I decided to try this cedar spiral topiary. I loved the shape of it and knew this was not something I was capable of growing and shaping myself. ha, ha!

The key to working with artificial silk plants outdoors, is to make sure you put them in a nice, solid and stout container with real dirt. Yes, real dirt!

Replanting a faux shrub

Low maintenance landscaping.

Seriously, I love how realistic the Commercial Silk topiary looked already, but when potted in a terra cotta container with dirt and a little mulch… it would fool most anyone!

Plus, once you put them in your containers, there is NO MORE MAINTENANCE… no watering, no pruning, nothing. Just enjoy.

Low maintenance deck containers

I even find myself telling people they are fake, and they are shocked. It kinda feels like a parlor trick.

I love how beautiful and sophisticated this artificial topiary looked by my backdoor. So, I decided to add a few more silk plants and shrubs to my deck containers.

Here are a few more examples.

Low maintenance container garden

Low maintenance outdoor plants

Our backyard deck space is really shady – which is great for the humans who enjoy it, but not so much for the botanicals.

Mixing in faux silk plants and shrubs is a great solution to make our space cozy but still keep it low maintenance. It definitely feels like a win.

Now it’s your turn. Add some silk plants to your outdoor space and enjoy low maintenance shrubs that will last for many seasons to come.

Kristy Robb

Low Maintenance Landscaping with Faux Plants

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