WE don’t all have the time – or inclination – to spend our weekends managing the garden.
But we sure want to look like we’re on top of things, right?
Jenny from Revell Landscaping shares her low-maintenance garden guide for a no fuss, appealing landscape.
Do plenty of research to understand the year-round climate within your garden, including the type of soil, availability of land/water and sunlight it receives.
By thoroughly understanding the type of setting where you are gardening, you will be able to choose plants that will thrive with a little work on your part so you can sit back and enjoy the beauty.
Choose the right plants
Choose plants that look good all summer but don’t require deadheading
Go for perennials or shrubs that live many years
Don’t overcrowd your garden – the more plants you have, the more garden will require treatment and attention
Group plants according to their requirements – those that require more/less sun and water should be planted together
Select plants that are slow growers as they will need less pruning
Mulch keeps the soil moist
Eliminates weeds around your garden beds
Provides plants with a number of nutrients they need
You can also cover the soil with pebble and gravel which work as a mulch and make your garden more attractive
An automatic irrigation system will free up time you might have spent watering your garden
Get rid of the lawn
If you want a truly low-care garden, avoid lawn altogether and design a rock garden, patio or something unique