The Lazy Gardeners Guide to Maintaining Your Backyard!

We’re all pretty good at keeping the interior of our home in fine shape, but we often overlook our gardens. This is in part because we think that, in order for things to be presentable and comfortable, we need to dedicate a lot of time to keep things in shape. But this isn’t strictly the case. It is possible to have a beautiful garden without using up all your free time. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tried and tested tips that’ll put you on the right path. Incorporate them into your garden, and it won’t be long before you’re sitting outside and enjoying all that it has to offer. 

Less is More
If you want to have a garden that would be worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, then sure, you’re going to have to work hard. But it is, of course, possible to have a beautiful outdoor space without going overboard. Indeed, in many cases, less is more. If you have a few plants, a nice hedge, a well-maintained lawn, and a comfortable seating area, then you’ll be on the right track. So take a look at your space, and instead of thinking ‘what’s the grandest design I can think of,’ go with a ‘what subtle things will improve things’ approach. 

An Hour a Week
The reason why your garden may look a little intimidating right now may be because you haven’t done any work in the past few years. That’ll make it look like a big job. And that could be the case -- but it’ll only be a big job once. While you might need a week or two to get things into shape, after that, all that it’ll require is one hour of work every couple of weeks. Everyone has that time to spare (especially during lockdown). It’s all about getting the garden into shape and then taking a little bit of time to keep things looking great. 

Hire Professionals
If you find yourself in a position where you’re unable to maintain your garden (be it through a lack of time or you’re not able to physically conduct garden work), then don’t worry: you can still have a top-class outdoor area. Hire a professional company that specialises in tree and garden services, and you’ll have a great yard without having to lift a finger. It’s the perfect solution for people who just don’t have the time or know-how to keep their garden looking in tip-top condition.

Choose the Right Plants
Here’s a tip that you’ll find useful: be sure to pick the right plants for your garden. While there are many exotic, colourful plants that you could have, if they’re not native to the area in which you live, then there’ll require a lot more TLC. Instead, pick greenery that thrives in your climate. They may still need some love and attention, but they’ll be predisposed to thrive in your garden, compared with plants from around the world that need a lot of help.

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