Everyone wants a stunning outdoor recluse where they can unwind after a hard day’s work; the trouble is that a beautiful garden often requires constant maintenance. However, this does not necessarily have to be the case.
There are many ways that you can painlessly rejuvenate your garden in order to create the tranquil space that you want.
1. Re-evaluate Your Lawn
Lawns have the ability to make your garden look lush and green if cared for, however, if your lawn is neglected it looks drab and lifeless. If you do not have the time to be constantly cutting, weeding, and treating your grass, you may want to consider the alternatives. These include the complete removal of your lawn or just minimizing the amount of grass area in your garden. Conversely, fake grass is an option. Whether you have a balcony in Boston or a big lawn in Rochester, artificial grass can be a viable solution.
2. Build Some Decking
Since a low-maintenance garden is what you are after, you need to ensure that the decking you selected is made of low-maintenance materials. Composite decking is a good example of an easily maintained material. Additionally, you will need to decide on the purpose of your decking, prior to building, as this will determine its size.
3. Section the Garden into Zones
The introduction of zones into your space will neaten up your garden and create an illusion of additional space. This is due to the use of various heights and different types of planting, which will make your garden more unique and aesthetically pleasing. Garden zoning can be achieved using walls, fencing, and edging.
4. Utilise Edging
By creating edging, you will be able to easily maintain the order of your garden as it will assist the containing of your gravel, lawn, and soil. Gone will be the days of returning your escaped gravel and soil back to where they should be.
5. Purchase High-quality Furniture
Although the price of cheap garden furniture may be attractive, the building and required maintenance of it is not. When buying cheaper patio furniture, you will find yourself having to replace it more frequently, which will cost you more in the long run than initially buying quality furniture
6. Consider the Space That You Want
Before your new garden is tangible, you will need to consider what it is you actually want from the garden space. If you want to cater to multiple activities, you will need to plan accordingly. For example, you may want to place areas of activity away from areas relaxing so that people can choose what they would like to partake in.
7. Buy Potted Plants and Raised Beds
Unavoidably, borders of flowerbeds will require weeding, however, this can be swiftly averted by introducing potted plants into your garden. Similarly, you might cover the flowerbeds with wood chippings or alternatively purchase some raised flowerbeds.
8. Invest in Non-demanding Plants
Plants such as lavender, perennials, shrubs, Osmanthus, Choisya, and Myrtus are all examples of low-maintenance plants that are easy to grow.
Mulch not only assists the growth and neatens your garden, but it also reduces weeds, and the amount of watering that is necessary for your plants.
10. Keep It Clean
Be sure to keep on top of the build-up of leaves and waste in your garden by regularly tidying it up. This will save you time and effort in the long run.
Once you have invested a sufficient amount of time, effort, and money into the initial development of your garden, it is sure to be stress-free from there on out.