Low Maintenance Garden Design
A low maintenance garden can still look great if done right. There are a few different ways to create a beautiful garden that requires very little maintenance. Below are some of the more popular options available.
If you want low maintenance plants, you’ll need to plant bulbs that are able to survive with only getting rain water. Plants with small leaves are a great option as they limit the amount of moisture that can escape, as are flowers with thick, fleshy water retaining leaves. Whatever you do, avoid plants that require a lot of watering or deadheading etc, plants with one flower per stem are really your best bet for a low maintenance flower bed. Another thing to avoid is pots. Anything that’s not planted straight into the ground immediately required more maintenance.
As lawns require a lot of maintenance, especially in the summer, paving or decking is really the way to go for a low maintenance garden. Paving and decking come in a variety of styles and colours, so you’ll always be able to find something to suit your tastes.
Ornaments, Furniture and Structures
Ornaments are an effective way to decorate your garden maintenance free. Unlike plants, once you’ve got an ornament, you don’t need to do anything to it to keep it alive and pretty. They can however be quite expensive depending on what you’re looking for.
If you’re planning on spending a lot of time out in your garden, garden furniture is a must. Garden furniture can degrade and rot over time, so it’s best to select a high quality timber such as oak so you’re not constantly having to treat the wood. The same rule applies to fencing and other wooden structures you may want, always choose a high quality wood or it could end up a lot of work in the long run.
Equipped with these ideas, you should have everything you need in order to create a gorgeous low maintenance garden for you and the family to enjoy.