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Get The WOW Factor Year-Round With Your Low Maintenance Garden

The whole idea of a low maintenance garden is a dream for the busy gardener. You may have a green thumb, but if you have a full time job, a family and a house to look after, finding the time to get into the garden and look after it can feel impossible. The last thing that you want to do, is come home every day to a backyard that is totally overgrown and needing love and attention that you just don’t have the time to give. The idea of a low maintenance garden is so that you can create something beautiful, then kick back and relax while it keeps on looking gorgeous all year around.

You may actually have a garden with your home, but hate being outside in the garden at all! If you’re not interested in spending time pruning the rose bushes and laying the flower beds, then you’ve got your work cut out for you – unless, of course, you go for low maintenance. We’re talking shingle beds instead of flower ones, metal buildings to hold your tools and garden machinery, artificial lawns; you name it, you can get it low maintenance. All you need to know is how to get there, so that you can enjoy the garden space that you have with as little effort as possible. We’ve put together some tips to get you exactly that!
     A true low maintenance garden requires you to get rid of all the plants. It sounds drastic, we know, as a garden is designed for flora, fauna and trees. Lots of people choose to pull out every plant and every blade of grass, replacing them with the artificial kind. If you love the sweet smell of lilies, then have some large planters of lilies instead of a border full of them. Even if you don’t get rid of every single plant your garden has, you can significantly reduce how much work your garden takes by cutting back.

     To take it bigger, remove the entire lawn. Cutting and taking care of grass all year round is a challenge, especially if you have a large garden. A healthy lawn takes an awful lot of time and you don’t have to do any of it when artificial grass like this is on the market.

     Adding character to your garden space is easy with arches, arbours and pergolas. They can honestly transform your backyard without costing too much money or taking up too much of your time.

     Choose outdoor furniture that requires little maintenance. Wood always requires coating at least once a year and metal is prone to rusting. Stone benches like this can bring character to your garden as well as a place to sit.

     Add a little modernity to your outdoor space with large steel troughs. You can choose to build a little water feature or simply use them as outdoor planters. They change the look of a natural garden to bring something more updated to the scene.

     The harder your outdoor landscape, the easier it is to take care of. Shingle and stones are easier than grass, but hard cement slabs are easier than shingle. Decking requires a lot of regular cleaning and you will need to move gravel and shingle back into place if the weather takes it up and splashes it across the garden. An outdoor broom on a hook is perfect for an east clean up.

     Hardwood furniture items in the garden – should you want to stay away from stone – is easier to care for than softwood, so check it out here before you buy.
 
The biggest aim of a gardener who wants a low maintenance area is to relax in it. You don’t want to spend time on your knees pulling weeds if you can avoid it, nor do you want to spend time painting furniture with outdoor paint so that it’s safe from the rain. Gardens are and can be a real place of happiness, relaxation and pleasure, but if you have the type of garden that you cannot enjoy, it won’t be that place for you. The biggest mistake you could make is leaving it to overgrow and look a state. A low maintenance garden may take a little work to get there, but once you do you can kick back and enjoy your space any day of the week. A little bit of forward thinking and planning and a lot of effort can give you the space that you have always dreamed about.



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