Fuss-Free Ways to Improve Your GardenTuesday, August 02, 2016
We all want gorgeous gardens, they create kerb appeal and make your home look extra special. But unless you have the time or means to get them that way, it can seem like an impossible task. If you're just starting out it can be overwhelming, and appears like it will be an expensive hobby. But you'd be surprised, it doesn't have to be hard and thankfully there are plenty of things you can do to create a garden that looks great, even without a tonne of time or money.
Stick to a schedule
There are some parts of a garden that will require ongoing maintenance. If you have a real lawn, it needs mowed and you need to deal with weeds (especially in the summer where it can grow a matter of inches in just a few weeks!) If you have hedges or trees, they'll need to be regularly pruned back to stop them from growing out of control. If you have plants to look after, that’s a whole new level of work. But the best way to make it all the more maintainable is to create a schedule and don’t let things build up. There are resources that can go as far as helping you plan out all the gardening you need to do for the whole month. Chipping away at it now and then is a much better idea that having to tackle it all at once.
Make it less high maintenance
You can eliminate a lot of the tasks from that schedule yourself, by simply changing how your garden works. If you find yourself stuck with a high maintenance garden, ask yourself if you’re really prepared to put the work in to deal with it. The answer might be that you’re not. But you don’t want to be stuck with a dilapidated garden either. The answer is to change it up, installing some decking means you have less live garden to deal with and will give you much more hassle-free space. Or if you don’t want to have to worry about lawn maintenance at all, think about installing artificial grass. Choosing plants and trees which grow slowly are another good option, you get the greenery in your garden without the need for constant pruning.
Finding new spaces to garden
One of the best parts of owning a garden has to be the lovely flowers and plants you can add to brighten it up. However this is also one of the most troublesome parts as well. Taking care of the soil, landscaping and everything else can be a lot of work.Try adding ready-to-use gardening spaces in your garden for example, sticking to pots. Or if your fences are looking a bit bare, you can look at the vertical gardening options as well. You can still have the best of both worlds. Neat and beautiful.
Do you have any tips for a hassle free garden?