If you have a garden, you should feel lucky. Anyone who has a garden has their own, private outdoor space that they can enjoy as they please. Whether that’s spending long summer days lounging and relaxing, hosting family BBQs, sitting out having a hot drink and ca chat with a loved one, seeing your children or pets playing or anything else. However, not everyone who has a garden is naturally green fingered. You may have a garden but not actually enjoy gardening.
This is fine. Gardening isn’t for all of us. But the good news is that you don’t have to dedicated days of your year to garden maintenance in order to keep the space up to scratch. Here are a few different things you can do to make your garden lower maintenance year-round!
Hire a Gardener
Of course, one of the simplest and most straightforward options, which can be implemented straight away, is to simply hire a gardener. Most areas have local gardeners available who are willing to complete routine gardening tasks for an agreed fee. Make sure to check the different packages or options they have to offer to find the right one for your needs and budget. Tasks can include mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, tending to flowers, trimming bushes and more. If you have more complex or specialist tasks that needs to be completed, such as tree maintenance, you will need to use alternative professionals, such as tree surgeons.
Grass may look nice, but it can be hard work to keep on top of. You will find yourself having to mow it regularly in order to keep it nice and short, as well as watering it throughout the hotter months of the year to avoid it burning or dying. If you want the look of grass, but none of the hard work of grass, you may want to consider artificial grass cost. Fitting artificial grass removes all of the maintenance and reduces your workload!
If you don’t want grass at all, there are other alternatives that you might want to take into consideration too. The most popular tends to be a patio. Patios are hard slabs that can be laid across levelled ground in your outdoor space. They are much easier to keep on top of than grass, which (as highlighted above) requires regular mowing and maintenance. You will need to outlay an initial cost and you will also have to have professionals carry the laying out, but once the patio is down, you will find that maintenance is minimal.
If you want flowers in your garden but don’t have the energy, time or space to dig and maintain flowerbeds, you could find that hanging baskets are a good alternative. Hanging baskets can be bought ready made from garden centers and other gardening stores. They are good to go and simply need to be hung up in your outdoor space. Then, you just need to water them. This beats digging up beds, laying mulch, trying to manage weeds and pests and all of the other hard work that goes into more traditional flower beds.
Hopefully, some of the tips above will help you on your journey to making your garden a lower maintenance space!