Gardening is difficult, we’re not going to lie. Especially when a garden is overgrown, takes up a huge amount of space or is prone to weeds. We know all too well just how long it can take to get your garden looking the way you want and then you blink, and it’s overgrown again. There are a few ways that you can maintain your garden to keep it looking nice and neat all year round.
Hire a professional
Our first recommendation is to hire a professional landscaper or gardener to take care of your gardens. Generally, most landscapers will offer maintenance packages which are relatively affordable and will save you the trouble of taking care of it yourself. Not only does this take the work load off you, you can also be confident that your garden is getting the very best care because your service provider will be an expert when it comes to garden maintenance. Many people want the benefits of having a pristine garden without the maintenance and, we can’t blame you!
For those people that actually enjoy gardening and want to tackle it for yourself without hiring a professional there are ways that you can find time to do it. Gardens take work and care and should be well fertilised, watered and pruned to ensure long-life growth and general aesthetics. To make gardening simpler you can implement a number of different tactics to help.
Reticulation is something that you can use to help you reduce the amount of time you are spending in the garden. Automated reticulation systems are effective and can be set up to water on specific days. This will help to not only water your garden, but it will also save you from hand watering. Most reticulation systems come with water-saving benefits which is another great bonus.
Artificial lawn is a great option for a low maintenance garden area. Artificial lawn gives the impression that your garden is thriving even in the hot Australian summer. Lawn can be exceptionally difficult to maintain, especially in summer. It often starts to die, is prone to infestation and requires a lot of watering and maintenance. Mowing, edging and weeding are all just the start of on-going maintenance associated with lawn care. To reduce all of this hard work consider artificial lawn.
Decking or paving
There is nothing more low maintenance than solid flooring in your garden area. Incorporating some lovely eco-decking or laying some pavers can be the difference between 3 hours in the garden on your weekend or just half an hour. Pavers and decking can also add depth to your garden and create an added living space for you to use to entertain guests.
So, if you’re wanting to create a more ‘maintenance-free’ garden that saves you time and money consider these recommendations. Gardens don't have to be so difficult and really can look incredible all year round.