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As the weather heats up, what better time to start preparing your garden ready for summer? If you’re not a gardening fan, the thought of getting out into the garden and getting it ready can be pretty tedious. However, did you know there are ways you can reduce the leg work involved?
Here, we’ll look at some of the best ways you can cut down the leg work in your garden and create a low-maintenance space.
Split the space
One of the biggest maintenance tasks in the garden, is taking care of the lawn. While it may look nice, grass does need to be cut and cared for in order to look its best. So, if you want to cut down the leg work of taking care of your garden, it could be worth splitting up the space.
Add a patio area as these are pretty hardy and don’t require half as much maintenance as a lawn. Splitting the space up also looks a lot nicer, improving the aesthetics of the garden.
Create a wall border, rather than a fence
If you currently have a wooden fence separating your property from your neighbours, you may want to consider adding a wall instead. They’re more durable, can’t be damaged in high winds and they don’t require the same level of maintenance as a fence.
You can also make them additionally waterproof with Marshalls coping stones. These are inexpensive and come in a wide variety of colour options to ensure they match any wall.
Be clever with the plants and flowers you choose
Few things are as time consuming when it comes to gardening, than taking care of your plants and flowers. Therefore, it really pays to be clever about the types of flowers you’re planting.
Ideally, you’ll want to stick to native flowers which are used to the local conditions. This will really lower the amount of pruning and watering they need. Some great low-maintenance plants and flowers include lavender, ornamental grasses and the Santa Barbara Daisy.
Consider concrete seating
Another low-maintenance option is to invest in concrete seating. When you own plastic or wooden outdoor furniture, it may look great, but it does require a lot of maintenance. Concrete seating on the other hand is highly durable and won’t weather as much. You can also make it cosier by adding cushions whenever you want to use it.
These are just some of the great tips you can follow when trying to reduce the leg work in your garden. Following just one of the tips above will help to save you a lot of time, as well as increase the longevity of your plants, flowers and outdoor seating.