Gardens can be extensions of the home, another room to spend time in. If you love the outdoors, you want a beautiful garden to enjoy and entertain friends and family. However, gardening is a time-consuming activity that not everyone has the energy for or interest in. If you want to have an attractive garden that is low maintenance, read on. We have a few ideas that can give you the outdoor space you want with little energy.
- Remove the Grass
Most people who dislike gardening will probably say that mowing the lawn is the worst part. It is especially hard if you have a grass allergy. One way to cut back on lawn mowing is to remove the grass. If you live in a dry climate, think about having a xeriscape garden that uses rocks instead of grass. If you want to have a green lawn, artificial turf Santa Barbara might be what you want. No longer the astroturf of our grandparents, artificial grass now looks quite natural, but without the maintenance.
- Mulch the Flower Beds
Having flowers and shrubbery in your garden adds visual interest but the weeding involved can be very time-consuming. One thing you can do is put mulch in the flower beds. It suppresses weed growth and also keeps moisture in the ground, reducing the need for watering.
- Install Irrigation
Plants need to be watered every day, especially in the middle of the summer, to stay fresh. If you are busy, you might not have the time to do this. An irrigation system will water your plants for you. Install a timer system so you can set it and forget it.
Having an outdoor space is a luxury and should be treated as such. That doesn’t mean you need to spend all your free time caring for it. Follow our tips and enjoy the time you spend outside.