I don’t know about you, but the thought of spending hours each weekend tending to my garden isn’t a good one!
Many people often lead busy and hectic lifestyles. Their weeks are often filled with work, and so the weekend is the only “free” time available.
As much as I’d love not to work for a living, I can only see that happening by winning the lottery. And, let’s face it; the chances of winning the jackpot are around one in fourteen million! So, if your home has a garden, do you just leave it to turn into a weed-ridden forest?
Well, the good news is that you don’t have to turn your garden into an uninhabitable area. Nor do you have to give up your weekends tending to them! Do you want to know how you can create a low-maintenance garden? Keep reading and I’ll tell you how! Just check out the following tips:
Don’t complicate your garden
The biggest mistake many newbie DIY gardeners make is to add all kinds of stuff to their gardens. It’s possible to create a stunning garden without filling it with 75 varieties of plants!
Because of our often wet climate, it’s best to stick with things that grow well in rainy areas. Especially ones that seldom get a lot of sunlight. Just a few simple plants can brighten up any garden. You don’t need to go mad with your choices.
Make your lawn easy to maintain
It’s likely you will need to cut the grass every so often. One thing that takes a lot of time is having to go around edges with a strimmer afterwards. Plus, there’s the inevitable feeding of the wire every few seconds on low-budget models!
Instead, think about how you can make your lawn easier to maintain. For example, you could put a brick or concrete border around it. Of course, you’ll need to make sure it’s level with the ground or you end up defeating the object!
Don’t worry; you don’t need to learn how to mix concrete. Most of the time, it’s easy just to lay some bricks on sand having dug the foundation for it beforehand.
Get rid of those wooden fence panels
Yes, those standard six-foot fence panels are easy to get hold of and cheap to buy. But, the problem is that they don’t last long. The thing is you have to stain them every couple of years. Otherwise, the elements can take their toll on them all.
A better idea is to get some Colourfence panels instead. They’re all made of steel, and so are more resilient to the elements. But, what about rust, I hear you ask? Well, they have special weatherproof coatings on them. And, as the name suggests, you can also get them in a variety of colours.
Use planters and raised beds
Do you hate having to kneel or bend down to tend to your plants? Here’s a simple solution: use planters and raised beds instead!
You can buy plastic or ceramic ones from all good garden centres. You could, of course, build ones out of brick or wooden railway sleepers. Here’s your chance to get creative.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog post on low-maintenance garden tips. See you later!