A lot of people dream of having their own flower garden. Gardens can make your home look even more stunning than before, but you need to be ready to put in the work or invest resources to get the results you want. The best flower gardens are designed, made and carefully maintained. If you do not have the right resources or patience to create and take care of a normal garden, you can opt to create a low maintenance garden instead. Low maintenance gardens are just as charming as regular gardens and are great for improving the value of your home.
Following these four easy steps is all it takes to setting up your own low maintenance garden.
1) The first aspect you need to consider is identifying which areas require the most attention in a regular garden. This is commonly the lawn. One or two times a year, the lawn needs to be fertilized, freshened, patched and moved. During the warm summer months, moving lawns are done more frequently, approximately once a week. If you wish to have a low maintenance garden then you will need to avoid having a lawn altogether. No need to worry as there are other materials and ways to design and create open sitting and lounging areas without the need to have a lawn.
This is commonly the lawn. One or two times a year, the lawn needs to be fertilized, freshened, patched and moved. During the warm summer months, moving lawns are done more frequently, approximately once a week. If you wish to have a low maintenance garden, then you will need to avoid having a lawn altogether. No need to worry as there are other materials and ways to design and create open sitting and lounging areas without the need to have a lawn.
2) The next two steps require the use of a number of materials.
Ideally, the designs of most low maintenance gardens entail the use of rocks, gravel and mulch. Rocks can make the gardens more pleasing to the eye in a number of ways. You can use this material to create rock beds, benches, sculptures, stairs, and walls. Books are a great source of inspiration and can give you ideas on what you can do with rocks; if you don’t want to research, an alternative is to hire a landscape designer to create the low maintenance garden. By adding gravel or mulch, you can design large open areas where you can walk around, sit or play with your kids. These two materials are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, allowing you select a type that complements your existing plants or the design of your garden.
3) Use plants that are suitable for use in a low maintenance garden.
Step three involves finding hardy plants that do not require constant cutting, pruning or can survive in a wide range of environments, including those where there are limited amounts of sunlight or water available. Look for drought-resistant plants as these do not require constant watering. Ideally, in a temperate environment, there is no need to regularly water these types of plants. This means you can rely on rain to water these plants.
Low maintenance gardens can be as vibrant and colorful as any regular garden if you choose the right type of plants. There is no need to hire a landscape designer as you can design the look of your ideal garden. Just remember that low maintenance gardens are layered because they use several types of materials.
4) When following step four remember to consider how to layer your plants and materials.
If unsure, go to your local garden center and get the opinion of garden experts. These experts can give you practical advice on what plants and materials would be suitable for your low maintenance garden. They can offer you choices on what plants you can use, what colors are available and how to take care different types of plants.
So go ahead and try designing and creating your own low maintenance garden. Anybody can create their own picturesque low maintenance garden, even those with no experience or do not have a green thumb.