11 Low-Maintenance Plants – Landscaping For Kansas City Homeowners

Do you want lush landscaping and beautiful curb appeal, but don’t want to put in hours of yard work? Plants are a great way to enhance the exterior of your home, but we know how hard they can be to keep up with. With this in mind, we found some low-maintenance plants that will make landscaping for Kansas City homeowners easy! You won’t have to be a top-notch gardener to sustain your landscaping if you stick to these, as we’ve chosen plants that are known to thrive in the Midwest.

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Here are 11 low-maintenance plants that can flourish in your garden and make landscaping for Kansas City homeowners a piece of cake! (As long as you water them, of course).


Don’t have a green thumb? Want plants that you can practically neglect and will still thrive in this crazy Kansas City weather? You can’t go wrong with boxwood bushes! 


Catmints are drought-tolerant, so no rain means no worries! These plants love the sun and are a pretty purple-blue vibrant color. They are generally low-growing varieties and rebloom throughout the year. Pretty and practical! 


Hostas are great shade plants. They are rugged and varied perennials that are drought tolerant and have the ability to store water. Hosta leaves come in a variety of greens, blues, and even a light soft creamy white. Fertilize them each spring and you’re good to go!


Alliums are drought and heat tolerant, so you won’t have to worry about those hot summer days. They are one of the easiest bulbs to grow and are a heavy pollinator attracter! They offer a wide range of colors, height, and bloom time, and come in clumps of rounded grasslike leaves or nodding flower heads.


These plants are nearly impossible to kill! Daylilies are sun-loving yet can tolerate shade. They can also tolerate drought, produce large, colorful flowers, and are hardy perennials. 


Large poppy blooms bring bright pops of summer with their orange, red, pink, and cream coloring. Poppy flowers need limited watering and a sunny location. They will turn heads throughout the neighborhood!


Fuss-free Salvia plants come in various heights and different colors. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bees love pollinating Salvias too, and guess what – they’re heat and drought tolerant as well!


Sun and well-drained soil is all you need for these beauties! You can expect glossy-green foliage and wonderful smelling late-spring blooms. Peonies are fluffy and come in different sizes. Although their blooms don’t last long, they are well worth the effort.  


Yarrow is a hardy and versatile perennial. Yarrows are typically avoided by deer and rabbits and can make it through the summer heat and drought. They can be red, pink, or yellow, and consist of small and tightly-packed flowers above ferny foliage.


Add some switchgrass to your landscaping for a natural boho vibe! Switchgrass is a fountain-shaped ornamental grass that has blue-green foliage in the summer and golden and red tones in the fall. Remove weeds and provide mulch around the base to watch it prosper.


Deer resistant and tough, this plant will shoot up in a sunny location. Hybrids come in multiple colors ranging from orange to green to the plants native pale purple. Bees and butterflies love pollinating the coneflower’s drooping petals.

Build Or Buy With Hearthside Homes!

We hope you enjoyed learning about these 11 easy plants for Kansas City homeowners. We’re by no means landscaping experts, but we do understand the desire for low-maintenance plants. On the other hand, we are experts in the home building field! If you’re thinking about purchasing a new construction home, we invite you to check out our current listings.

Hearthside Homes has your back! Our goal is to make the home building process simple and stress-free. We understand building a home can be a daunting process. You want to make sure the house is up to your standards, the price is right for your budget, and the process doesn’t take too long! Hearthside Homes offers a team of designers and construction professionals to guide you throughout each phase of the journey. You will remain in the know via our online client portal, Buildertrend. This will keep you up to date with the schedule and progress of your home. You’ll also get periodic photos directly from the jobsite so you are as involved as possible. Check out our simple process below!

Step 1: Design

Get started by choosing from one of our expertly designed floor plans. From there, you’ll get to make material selections at our Design Center! From flooring to paint, cabinetry, hardware, and more, you’ll have so much fun customizing the space to your unique taste. Check out our blog post highlighting the Design Center’s opening, and find our Design Center at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068.

Step 2: Build

Once we break ground on your project, the home building process takes about six months to complete. Throughout the entirety of the project, you can check your client dashboard in your online client portal, Buildertrend. This will allow you to get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes during the building process. You’ll appreciate the frequent updates!

Step 3: Move-In

Before you know it, it’s already time to move into your new beautiful home! One of our experts will go over closing details and do a final walkthrough. All you will need to do is sign a few papers and grab those keys from the title company! Plus, your house will be warranted for a year!

If building from the ground up doesn’t interest you, Hearthside Homes offers move-in-ready spec homes. Spec homes are on-trend, functional, and convenient. If you are short on time and want to move in as soon as possible, these are the homes for you. Our designer will pick out all the details for the home, so you won’t have to stress over the small stuff. Click here to view our spec homes.

The Proof Is In The Pudding!

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Sam says: “After touring homes from so many builders we looked at a Hearthside Home. The quality and attention to detail Hearthside’s reputation has earned can be truly felt when you see one. If you are looking to not settle on quality and to be truly proud of every square foot of your home, Hearthside is who you are looking for. We purchased our beautiful home from Hearthside and are not only impressed with the home itself, but the service, professionalism, and genuine friendliness of Hearthside staff. Mike was our point person for our final walkthrough and he could not have been more impressive. Not only did Mike accommodate our needs, he truly surpassed our expectations when doing so. Life it too short to settle, choosing Hearthside was one of the best decisions we have made.”

If you have any questions about our new construction homes or move-in-ready spec homes, feel free to fill out the form on our website or give us a call at (816) 781-0234. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see our work in action! Thanks for stopping by and reading about the plants we recommend for landscaping for Kansas City homeowners. We look forward to building your new home so you can get to planting!