Garden maintenance can feel like a chore from time to time. If you don’t stay on top of pesky weeds and overgrown bushes, your garden can quickly spiral out of control. Your garden should fit around you and your lifestyle – instead of feeling like a burden you have to bear.
Gardening can improve your mood, reduce stress and help you to spend more time outside. You can create a garden that’s low maintenance and looks pretty all year round. Even if you don’t see yourself as green-fingered, you can still enjoy some time in your outdoor space. Here are a few simple steps on how to create a garden that’s low maintenance and beautiful.
Opt for ready to plant flowers over seeds
You may envision yourself frolicking through the garden and planting seeds. However, the reality is that seeds are much harder to manage than ready to plant flowers. Seeds can be a little unexpected, and you never know what size they are going to reach. Let someone else do the hard work of growing flowers, so all you have to do is plant them – easy! You can pick the plants based on their size, how they look and know exactly what they will look like in your garden.
Raise your beds
Leg cramps and bruised knees are some of the worst parts of gardening. Build some raised beds and install planters, so you don’t have to kneel down to garden. You can walk around picking weeds and watering the garden. Wooden planters will look beautiful in your garden as a decorative piece as well.
Keep the grass short
Try to keep the lawn at a consistent level and stay on top of it. A good quality strimmer will keep the edges neat and well-maintained without the labour of pushing a lawnmower. If you stay on top of your garden, you won’t need to do a huge makeover on it before the summer begins.
Try low care plants
All plants need a little maintenance, but some require less care than others. Choose a few different plants in various colours and sizes to go around your garden. Use self-watering planters if you spend a lot of time away from home or can’t be bothered to look after them every day.
Your garden doesn’t need to take up all of your spare time. The key is to find a low-maintenance design that looks after itself.