After a long day at work or university, there’s nothing better than relaxing in your garden, while being surrounded by beauty and connected with nature. However, maintaining a garden can be very exhausting and time-consuming, which means that not everyone can afford to have one.
Thankfully for those people, there are few things that you can change in your garden to minimize the time and effort that you put into making it look good. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
It’s All About The Design
If you want to have a low maintenance garden, then the design is the key. Since we are living in the age of the internet, many online tools allow you to design your dream garden and see what it will look like.
When designing, you need to think about what you want your garden to be. Do you want it to be a place where you can relax and relieve stress after a tough day? Or maybe you want it to be a place where you and your friends can meet up for a barbeque or a coffee? The way in which you wish to use your garden is essential in finding a design that will suit you.
Lose the Lawn
It’s no secret that the real lawn needs very high maintenance, especially if you want it to look good. If you’re going to keep the grass green, you will need to feed regularly, water, cut and weed it. And be careful about the pets, because all it takes is one small pup and your lawn that you worked so hard to keep in good shape will be ruined.
But don’t worry, because there’s a solution for that. Have you ever heard about the grass of plastic or artificial grass if you prefer? More and more people are dropping real lawns for the artificial ones. They are not only cheaper but also not so hard to maintain. Furthermore, the ones produced nowadays look so real that you won’t be able to tell the difference unless you are standing very close. And you can walk around barefoot without worrying about mud getting stuck to your feet. What’s not to love?
Add Pathways And Patios
One of the most effective ways in which you can reduce the level of maintenance that your garden needs is by creating wide pathways through the whole garden. Not only do they look good, but they also break up space.
Patios, on the other hand, are a great way of creating a welcoming feeling in your garden. Besides, is there anything better than sitting outside on a warm day with a book and a cold drink? Probably not.
Automatic sprinklers will eliminate the need for watering the garden. It delivers water to all parts of the garden, and you don’t even need to lift a finger to do it. Furthermore, you can buy a hose faucet timer and programme it so that it will switch on and off at the time you want it to.
If you can’t afford a sprinkler system, don’t worry as you can do one yourself, and it will work just as fine. All you need to do is buy one of the cheap hose-pipes and stretch it around the edges of your garden, through the areas that you think will need the most watering. Every few inches punch a few holes and connect the hose to the faucet. Next, switch it on. This way, you won’t spend a lot of money, and you will have a way to water your garden without breaking a sweat.
Organize Your Tools
If you don’t put your tools in the right places, you can spend more time trying to find them than actually doing the garden work. Stay organized with a system that works for you – you can opt for a garden shed, an area in the garage that will hold all the garden tools or pegs on the side of your house under the eaves.
You need to remember that the key to staying organized is designing a place where each tool can be easily found and put away.
Many people dream of a beautiful garden with a lot of flowers, where they can relax after a stressful day.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford that – be it financial reasons, their health condition or simply their busy schedule. However, as you can see above, there are many ways in which you can maintain your garden and not break a sweat – even though it might take a while to get it to that stage, it will be worth it in the end. Let the neighbours wonder how you are able to keep your garden looking so good with your busy schedule.