As the old saying goes, “time is of the essence” and with time being so valuable, especially nowadays given how hectic life has become, you want to spend as much of it as possible doing the things you like and less of it on the things that aren’t really important. Many things can help save time, of course, but one area that might slip the mind is the time you spend maintaining your garden.
So, to cut back on some of this time, we’ve created a quick list of ways that you can turn a demanding garden into a low maintenance one, giving you more time to do the things that you love!
Tips for a low-maintenance garden
First on our list for creating a low maintenance garden is to go green, green and more green! If you don’t have hours to spend maintaining your garden, then why not cover the ground with beautiful evergreens and plants? Weeds are opportunists and will take any chance they get to grow where there is space, so fill any gaps that you have in your garden with staking-free, easy perennials. This will avoid all those hours spent weeding your garden with a trowel and fork!
Lose your lawn
Everybody knows that a lush green lawn takes a lot of effort to achieve and maintain, so if you’re trying to think of ways to minimise your lawn’s upkeep simply lose it! Now we’re not saying you have to completely remove your lawn from your garden as it can provide some much-needed greenery but maybe think about going artificial? Artificial lawns have become increasingly popular over the years thanks to their life-like aesthetics and extremely low maintenance. They offer all of the beauty of a natural lawn without the much-needed care and attention.
If you prefer to keep your natural lawn but would like to minimise the time spent maintaining it, you can simply let the blades grow unchecked to create a jungle-like appearance or simply use stones or wooden edges to cut down on the demanding efforts that lawn edging requires.
Deck it out for a Low-Maintenance Garden
If you would like to get rid of your lawn and replace it with something a little less demanding, a new decked area is a fantastic option to go for. But not just any deck, a composite deck featuring some gorgeous outdoor decking boards. Composite decking is a great choice for anyone looking to create a low maintenance garden thanks to its high resistance to stains, scratches and fading. Composite boards never require staining, painting or sealing and often come with warranties that can last up to 30 years, so you’ll never have to worry about replacing or maintaining your deck for decades!
Add some shrubs
Adding shrubs to your outdoor living space is another fantastic way to minimise the upkeep of your garden. Shrubs can create focal points that catch the eye whilst remaining fairly easy to maintain. You can either plants the shrubs yourself and wait for them to grow or you can purchase mature shrubs and plant them right away. Either way, shrubs offer you a year-round structure with low upkeep requirements.
The last thing on our list to create a low maintenance garden is to swap out your plant pots for containers. This can be a real timesaver, particularly when it comes to weeding and if you’re someone who regularly moves your pots thanks to them being lightweight. Be mindful with some containers, however, as you may be quite limited on space if you choose to plant root vegetables for example and some may need a good scrub now and then to keep them looking good!
How to Create a Low-Maintenance Garden
With these simple steps, you will be well on your way to creating a garden that not only minimises the time required to maintain it but a garden that looks just as good as one that does! We hope this blog has helped you in your endeavour to create a low maintenance garden and good luck in whatever you choose to do.
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