There are a lot of reasons you may want to spend less time and effort working in your garden. Perhaps, you are too busy with work or family life, or maybe you have a larger yard that is just getting a bit much for you as you age. Maybe you just want to spend more time enjoying your garden than working in it? However, no matter what the reason, we have some simple and easy ways to make your garden more low maintenance. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Plant in tubs
One of the most simple ways to make your garden more low maintenance is to plant in tubs rather than beds. Indeed, there are many advantages to this type of planting. The first of which is that tubs are easier to work on than in-ground beds, as they require less bending. Additionally, if you have a tub that isn’t doing so well you can easily move it to a more suitable spot, or empty it out and start again, something that is much harder to do when it comes to working with flower beds.
Reconsider your lawn
Most gardens have some kind of grassy lawn area, and when they are well maintained they can look really great. However, lawns often require a great deal of work if you want them to stay healthy and green. Indeed, there is not only the mowing that is involved but the trimming, seeding, feeding, and weeding as well. The good news is there are some alternatives to consider here. The first is to replace your organic lawn with a fake replica. Such replicas have become increasingly authentic-looking and feeling, and they require barely any upkeep at all.
Another option is to reduce the size of your current lawn. You can do this by adding other low maintenance features to your harden such as a larger patio or sitting area. Finally, you always have the option to keep the majority of your grass, but get a lawn care service to take care of it for you. Indeed, lawn care professionals will ensure your grass is cut regularly, with you having to lift a finger, offering you the very best of both worlds.
Finally, when it comes to making your garden more low maintenance why not consider planting perennials? These are plants that tend to be hardier, and last throughout the year, something that means you don’t have to care for them differently depending on the season. You can even grow delicious fruits and vegetables that are perennial such as sorrel, artichokes, some kale, and wild garlic. Not to mention create beautiful texture and color with perennial shrubs that don’t require nearly as much maintenance as seasonal plants.