Top tips for creating a beautiful, low-maintenance garden

Top tips for creating a beautiful, low-maintenance garden

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.

Garden design

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 away!

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

Watering

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