Having a beautiful garden is something that most people try and aim for, but you need to able to commit a huge amount of time in order to maintain it, which can sometimes leave you absolutely no time to actually enjoy it. That’s why we’re going to show you how to create a low maintenance garden in 6 easy steps.
Getting the right balance between aesthetics and the effort you put into your garden truly is the key to creating an outside space that is both enjoyable and very easily maintained. Now that Spring is nearly upon us, it is the right time to start thinking about making your garden a beautiful space to enjoy.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can create a low maintenance garden:
Create An Outdoor Living Space
Your garden is actually an extension of your home and therefore it’s a good idea to create a space where you can sit and enjoy things such as alfresco dining, BBQs, the late sunset in the Summer and a place to entertain friends and family. This is a guaranteed way to make your garden beautiful and relaxing.
Think about adding in plastic composite decking for an easy-care area and don’t forget to add some comfy seating. This will help make it a low maintenance garden and looks incredibly sophisticated and luxurious.
Minimise The Lawn Space
One of the more time-consuming areas of your garden is the lawn. If you have a large patch of grass, it will need regular watering, feeding and cutting, this all adds up to a lot of effort and time. The time that you could be relaxing and enjoying your space. If you minimise your lawn space you will have less to manage and contend with.
Alternatively, if you’re like us, you can opt for artificial lawn, this looks sumptuous all year round and requires virtually no maintenance at all.
Think About The Plants
You don’t have to eliminate plants from your garden completely to have an easy-care garden. The best thing you can do is to have a few flower beds or flower boxes dotted around. These will be really easy to maintain and less hassle.
If you choose unfussy plants there will even less work to contend with, and better yet choose plants that you know will return each year. This way you don’t have to worry about replanting every year. Ferns and grasses are minimal effort plants and highly recommended for creating a low maintenance garden.
Think About A Water Feature
You might think that a water feature will need a lot of care to maintain, however, once installed, a water feature is pretty self-regulating. This gives you a striking focal point in your garden without having to worry about the care of it too much.
Try Perennials For Colour
When you want a little colour in your garden, but don’t really want to tend to things like hanging baskets or borders, it’s time to think about the fantastic things known as perennials, such as lavender (my favourite ever scent). They are both gorgeously scented and beautiful all year round, they require almost nothing from you, just a little bit of deadheading and cutting back annually.
Organise Your Tools
A low-care garden needs to be organised, so this means investing in items like a potting or tools shed. It serves as an easy place to store things like your lawnmower, garden tools, seating and additional items like sports equipment. It means that all your garden items are in easy reach but all neat and tidy away.
These six points should help you to create a garden that is low maintenance and easy to relax in, do you have any other methods that you could share in the comments section below?
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