Having a garden to relax in is something that many people long for. However, lack of time and money can often prevent people from achieving this. Luckily, gardens don’t have to be time-consuming or even money burning, and you can actually create a garden that is super low maintenance – even on a budget! So, here are some easy ways of creating a low maintenance garden so that you can spend more time enjoying it rather than trying to neaten it up.
Evergreen plants and shrubs are perfect for those that don’t have much spare time to spend in their garden because they last all year no matter what the weather throws their way. Not only that, but they don’t require much attention as they feed naturally from the soil they’re planted in. You may have to trim it a few times a year but other than that, evergreens are a very low maintenance way of making your garden attractive.
Consider artificial grass
One of the most time-consuming parts of gardening is having to trim your lawn every few weeks – especially in the summertime! Artificial grass is a great way of keeping your lawns but without the hassle! Not only that, hayfever sufferers can greatly benefit from artificial lawns because their exposure to pollen will be dramatically reduced. You can check out the benefits of hayfever vs artificial grass here! So, not only will you never have to worry about mowing your lawn again, you can sit back and enjoy a hayfever free (or at least reduced) summer!
Replace hedges with fencing
Another chore that can take up a considerable amount of time is trimming hedges and as you may know, hedges grow quickly and can look untidy if left for too long. It’s understandable though, that you want your privacy in your garden. Rather than compromising your privacy, replace your hedges with fences or brick walls for super low maintenance, tidy, and modern feel in your garden. Plus, during the winter you won’t have to worry about your hedges losing their leaves and leaving your garden looking untidy.
Plant wall climbers
Having a feature in your garden is a nice way of tying together your style. However, some features such as a pond or water feature require a lot of maintenance with cleaning and so on. So, rather than making more work for yourself, why not plant some wall climbers which, over time, will cover your walls and create a beautiful centrepiece or focal point for your garden.
As you can see, having a low maintenance garden is totally possible, so why not try out these ideas so that you can spend more time enjoying your handy work this year!