Everyone loves to have beautiful outdoor space to enjoy once the hot weather begins. However, creating such a space and caring for it can be hard work, unless you have some insider tips on how to win at garden maintenance, that is! Just read on to find out more.
Want a gorgeous garden with minimal work? It can be done!
Make your lawn easy to care for
For most of us, the lawn makes up the most substantial part of our garden space. What that means is, that the easier the grass is to maintain, the more straightforward your job as a gardener will be.
To that end, it's worth considering some strategy's that will help to keep your lawn looking green, fresh, and weed free all of the time.
The first way of doing this is to ensure that the area your grass takes up is as regular as possible. This may mean making beds straight, evening out bumps and hills, and even employing a company that specializes in tree removal to come and takes out any trees that are blocking your mowing path. After all, if it is quicker to mow, it will be easier to keep on top of.
Of course, there are other options in lawn care as well, including restocking you natural grass with plastic imitation grass instead. Something that will never need mowing, and will always be green no matter how hot the summer or harsh the winter.
Lastly, in this category, you can also consider purchasing an automatic mower. These devices work in a similar way to a robot vacuum, which means you can let them roam around unsupervised and cut the lawn while you get to sit down and have a nice cool drink!
Color schemes over regimented beds
Next, to make your gardening life a lot easier go for a style of garden that needs less maintenance. For example, a wild meadow style will be far less bother to maintain than a more formal type that has regimented rows of plants in the flower beds.
Also, picking a base color for all the plants that aren't in green in your garden can be useful. This is because it helps you achieve a coordinated look, without needing to spend every spare moment out there with sheer and tweezers keeping things in line.
Install irrigation systems
Another tactic you can use to make maintaining your garden way easier is to ditch manually watering your plants with a can or hose, and install irrigation pipes that will do this automatically.
Irrigation systems can range from the very simple buried hose pipes, something you can learn more about in the video below, to professionally installed systems that include sprinklers. However, whichever system you go for, it will mean that you no longer have to do the grunt work of watering yourself. Something that will free you up to focus on other things.
Match your plants to their environment
Last, of all, those looking to take their garden to the next level, but still minimize the maintenance involved, match the type of plants they have in their outdoor space to the environment.
The reason this tactic can reduce garden maintenance is that if you find plants that thrive in the soil type and climate that you are working with, they will need much less care. Something that means your workload will be vastly reduced, but you still get the benefit of a gorgeous outdoor space.