If you’re struggling to find enough time to take care of the garden, this guest post has some great low maintenance options.
No matter what the time of year, there is something so satisfying about looking out onto a well-kept garden.
Our outdoor spaces connect us with nature. In a world that is increasingly preoccupied with technology and screens, spending time enjoying nature is a vital way of decompressing and destressing.
If you’re a busy person, maintaining a garden that you can enjoy all year round can seem like a difficult task. But there are quick, easy and affordable ways to transform these spaces into low maintenance garden spaces to be enjoyed by the whole family.
A low maintenance garden doesn’t have to mean a space that’s devoid of plants. Growing in containers is a really effective way of enjoying a range of flowers and foliage, without creating an unmanageable space that needs hours of upkeep.
The great thing is, almost any plant can be grown in a container, and due to their portability and compactness containers are so easy to tend to.
Growing in containers rather than planting up borders cuts down on the time you will spend weeding, as the space is a lot smaller. They’re also so easy to get started with, and feel less overwhelming than when you’re faced with an unplanted space in your garden.
Planters can be strategically placed around your garden, on the edges of lawns or on patios to create a pretty outdoor space you’ll love spending time in.
Lose the Lawn
Lawn maintenance sucks up a lot of your time. In the growing season it’s a never-ending chore to keep it looking neat and tidy, and it’s really easy to lose control of it through just a couple of weeks of neglect.
Many people who are looking to transform their gardens into low maintenance spaces think that the only solution is to get rid of the lawn entirely – but that’s not always the case!
A lush looking lawn is a satisfying feature to any garden, particularly when it looks well kept. If you want to enjoy all the benefits of a green-looking space without the arduous chores of weeding, edging, feeding, and seeding, why not consider an artificial lawn.
Many companies like New Lawn Artificial Grass can supply and fit artificial lawns that are high-quality and almost indistinguishable from natural grass. Technology has come on leaps and bounds in this area, with a range of styles on offer to meet differing budgets.
Keep it Simple
With just a little bit of planning, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that is low maintenance. But the key is to keep it simple.
Ambitious gardeners may be tempted to plant a variety of plants in order to create the wow factor, but this is incredibly difficult to keep on top of. Much like a lawn, without regular care it’s easy to lose control of your plants and wake up one morning to face a garden that is wilted or dead.
Instead of aiming for complexity in your garden, keep it simple.
Shrubs are a great low maintenance garden choice, and by picking just one type you can keep care of them down to a minimum. Heather and lavender look and smell amazing and, by and large, will take care of themselves beyond a bi-weekly water and pruning.
When it comes to looking after your garden, it is so important that you make it work for you and your family. It’s all too easy to bow to the pressure of creating an outdoor space to rival the offerings of an RHS flower show, but when you keep it simple, straightforward and tailored to your needs, you can succeed in creating a space that looks beautiful, remains manageable and can be enjoyed by everyone in your family.
Do you have any tips for creating a low maintenance garden?
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