Property Management in Boise, ID | Choosing Landscaping Plants


Beautiful landscaping can go a long way toward helping attract and retain tenants. Some landlords may wonder if landscaping is worth the energy and expense necessary to maintain it. However, this choice becomes an easy one if you consider using native plants for the majority or the entirety of your landscaping. Boise property management companies are happy to explain the benefits of native plants and how to incorporate these plants into your landscaping.


Native plants can save you money in two ways. First, because they are native to the region, they have already adapted to the normal amount of regional precipitation. They will need less water than non-native plants will, and your water bill will reflect this. Second, you will not need to spend a lot of money on maintenance costs. These plants will not need special trimmings or extra light or heat.


Boise is in the USDA's growing zone 5. This means that plants can survive temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, some plants won't even bloom unless there is a hard freeze in the winter. Choosing some frost-loving perennials will make maintenance much easier.


Here are some examples of plants native to Idaho by category:


  • Trees: Netleaf Hackberry, Blue Spruce, Western Juniper, Pinyon Pine
  • Shrubs: Green Rabbitbrush, Chokecherry, Oakleaf Sumac, Mormon Tea
  • Flowering Perennials: Western Yarrow, Cut-leaf Daisy, Prairie Clover, Prince's Plume
  • Grasses: Buffalograss, Great Basin Wildrye, Bluebunch Wheatgrass, Sand Dropseed


If you would like to know more about using native plants in your landscaping, please contact property management in Boise today.