Sedum Plants: The Perfect Solution for a Carefree Landscape Design

Posted on: 7 April 2022

If you are looking to design a landscape that is easy to care for, sedum plants are up to the task. Available in various colors and sizes, sedum plants are an easy solution for landscapes where the soil is less than optimal, which makes them a popular choice for rocky or mountainous landscapes. Used in combination with other plants or alone, sedum plants are a carefree solution for problem areas and will look beautiful in any landscape design.

Weed suppressors

Looking for a natural way to suppress weeds in your landscape design? Sedum plants are a great choice if you wish to keep your landscape free from the use of pesticides and herbicides. Planted throughout gardens and flowerbeds, sedum plants can help reduce the growth of weeks, which means less time spent weeding your gardens and flower beds.

Drought tolerant

If you do not have a lot of time to spend taking care of your lawn, sedum plants will provide your landscape with plenty of beauty minus the time-consuming chores of watering, fertilizing, etc. Sedum plants take care of themselves, are drought-tolerant, and will grow well in nearly any climate or environment.

Provide pollen and nectar

If you enjoy watching butterflies, sedum plants may attract them to your landscape. The flowers from sedum plants are a good source of pollen and nectar for butterflies. Monarch butterflies are decreasing in number and sedum plants can be a vital source of nourishment for this endangered species.

A perfect partner with other plants and flowers

Sedum plants look attractive on their own but also work well with other plants and flowers. Paired with perennial flowers and plants, sedum plants make a great groundcover and an interesting border around plants that return year after year.

Sedum plants are the perfect contrast when used with ornamental grasses in a landscape design. The ornamental grasses provide a feathery backdrop for the more structured shapes of sedums. This creates a stunning look when used along garden borders or around a pond.

Durable in areas with wildlife

If you live in an area where deer are known to nibble on plants and flowers, sedum is a good choice for your landscape. While some deer or other wildlife may nibble at your sedum plants if other food sources are scarce, sedum is tough and more likely to grow back than other less hardy plants.

Whether you want to fill in bare spots in a landscape or add dimension and interest to flower gardens or a walkway border, sedum plants will not disappoint. With numerous varieties to choose from, you are sure to find plenty of sedum plants to use throughout your landscape design. 

For more info, you can turn to a landscape design company such as C  & J Landscaping.


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