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Old Today, 02:36 PM
 
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What are some low-maintenance plants, of any kind, that are low-maintenance that will also block out weeds for me? They can be shrubs, it doesn't matter to me. I don't mind doing a little watering, but I just don't want to rake out the weeds anymore only to have them come roaring back a couple weeks later.

I have gardens on each side of my house (as well as two vegetable gardens out back) and they are hard to maintain with my work schedule and travel. The east side in particular gets hit with weeds the most because it is unshaded and I have trouble keeping plants alive there.

I live in a Climate Zone 5 in central Maryland.
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Old Today, 02:47 PM
 
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I'd go with native plants for your region. You can find a list of them here: Regional Plant List - Maryland, MD, Virginia, VA, West Virginia, WV
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