Even you are someone who doesn’t like spending time in the garden, you may feel like that you can’t have a glorious garden… but this doesn’t have to be the case. Below we have listed some low-maintenance ideas for how to have a great garden without having to get down and dirty.
If you like the look of grass but don’t have the time or the want to maintain it, why not go artificial? Save yourself the stress by heading down to your local DIY superstore and invest in some astroturf so you can replicate that evergreen, soft feel underfoot experience.
Artificial grass has evolved over the last few years and now you can get some high-quality versions that look and feel exactly like real grass. As you can see below, you can use it to your advantage and create a clean space that you can lounge in, where it’s on your patio or your garden furniture
Sit Down and Relax
Create a chilled-out garden by splitting your garden into different outdoor living room areas. From your patio, you could create a seated arrangement centred with a fire pit, which leads to a garden space that encompasses a secondary seating area that you can sunbathe and lounge about in. You could cut away any trees or soiled areas to make room for the added seating, that way it removes the need to maintain anything other than the grass itself.
Box the Effort Up in a Border
If you don’t mind a little bit of work, why not minimise the work by housing it all in one smaller area. If you contain all your plants in one small area, it will reduce the effort and make it easier to maintain. Create a raised border that is bursting full of foliage and flowers, and as it’s all in one place, it’ll be easy to water. By filling up space with beautiful flowers that compliment your outdoor furniture
, you’ll discourage the growth of weeds, giving you one less annoying, tedious job to do!
Go Safe with Shrubs
Often people want the green gardens as it provides people with that lovely, peaceful feeling – they just don’t want to have to do much to have them. A great way to get around this is by adding shrubs. A low maintenance feature, you’ll be able to enjoy the foliage whilst hardly having to do anything to them. To create the ultimate calming spot, you can surround your seating area with some white flowers and green, lush shrubbery to create that fresh, relaxing vibe. As a whole though, adding pots and containers that contain shrubs or trees are so much easier to care for than the usual bedding plants.