While we all want to have beautiful gardens that we can relax within and show off to our guests, the upkeep and maintenance can often take their toll, especially during periods of poor weather.
Some people spend hours a day in their gardens just to maintain all of the different plants that they’ve got in there – or they pay extortionate figures for someone else to do it! So, if you haven’t got all the time in the world to work on your garden, then here are some low maintenance garden designs and tips that will help you save some time, money and effort.
1) Reduce the amount of grass in your garden: Having a large lawn can take a considerable amount of effort to maintain. It requires you to trim and water the grass regularly. However, by reducing the amount of grass, you’ll also be reducing the amount of work. Simple.
2) Light garden furniture: If you plan on redesigning your garden furniture regularly, then you’ll want to make sure that it’s not too heavy and easy to move. This largely depends on the material that it is made out of. While metal and some types of wood tend to be quite heavy, rattan garden furniture is not, and also looks very visually appealing. Being made out of rattan, it’s got a natural look about it and is also very practical in that it is water-resistant.
3) Choose your plants wisely: Some plants require a lot of work. Daily watering and trimming are a reality for several plant types. This is something that, if you happen to be too busy to do, could lead to your plants dying and all of your initial hard work going to waste. Luckily, there are certain plant types that do not require constant maintenance, meaning that you’ll be spending less time on upkeep. Such plants include cacti and evergreens, both of which look splendid.
4) Adopting a minimalist design: Have you ever heard of the phrase “less is more”? Well, when it comes to aesthetics, this is a phrase that is commonly heard. Just because a garden is packed with a multitude of designs, furniture and different plants, that doesn’t mean that it is going to be more visually appealing than a garden that has taken a minimalist approach. As such, if you choose a good minimalist design going on in your garden, it’ll not only look nice but will also mean that you’ll be spending less time on upkeep.
5) Stay organised: Think of it like cooking. That is, if your kitchen is messy and your spices are all over the place, it’ll take much longer to cook your meal. When it comes to your garden, if you keep all of your garden tools in a single place and in an organised manner, then you’ll find that all of your garden work will be done quicker and more efficiently.