Consider keeping a small area of short grass in the most formal area of garden but reduce the amount of cutting in other areas. Plantswoman FIONA EDMOND owns the award-winning Green Island Gardens in north Essex.
Plants grow best if they are happy with the conditions.
How To Keep Your Garden Low Maintenance. Trying to figure out the right balance between grass and garden. Theres an easy low-maintenance way to prevent weeds from taking over your garden simply dont give them any room to grow. Sling your wellies lawnmower and spades in there and theyll be to hand whenever you need them but not in the way.
A low-maintenance garden is a tidy one so consider installing a classy potting or storage shed in your space. However not all outdoor buildings and storage sheds fit well in small gardens so opt for space-saving designs that work best in limited spaces. Only the hardiest plants survive in these challenging conditions.
More on low maintenance gardening Keep planting simple hardy shrubs and evergreen plants are key. Unlike plastic sheds they last much longer. The secret of keeping your garden low maintenance.
Read these tips to help you assess your needs and plant beautiful but low-maintenance grounds. This way you can keep your wellies lawnmower and spades in one secured area making them easy to find and preserved for longer. Adding mulch is one of the easiest and quickest ways to save time money and work in your garden.
Today the topic of her gardening column is keeping it low maintenance in your outside space. Show caption 1. Clay soils often dont drain well leading to root rot.
Making your garden low-maintenance can also be a fantastic way for you to save money as well so it is important that you keep that in mind when. Top tips on making a low-maintenance garden by award-winning garden designer Ann-Marie Powell. Metal sheds are low maintenance like their plastic counterparts.
Remember this is all about reducing garden maintenance. You would be surprised at how much time you could save by making a few simple changes and these tips are more than enough to get you started. Pleasant yet low maintenance needs to be kept tidy.
It will require some form of storage. Shrubs are great because theyre long-lived and wont need replacing every year. Clay particles sit close together making less room for water and oxygen to pass through.
Shrubberies are still popular in traditional gardens but for a more contemporary look use shrubs as low and medium-height hedges or plant in large clipped blocks. Spread a little mulch. Trying to figure out the right balance between grass and garden.
News How to keep a low maintenance garden. Shrubs are great low-maintenance plants and most only need the occasional trim to look good. Low Maintenance Garden Tips Low maintenance landscaping involves methods for reducing the amount of watering weeding pruning deadheading and dividing you have to do on a regular basis.
Keeping your garden low maintenance is super easy to do. Shrubs can create focal points drawing the eye through and around a space. A low-maintenance garden needs to be a tidy one so you might like to consider investing in a pretty little potting or tool shed.
If youve made a traditional garden look for low-maintenance plants that will thrive in Valparaisos clay soil. Otherwise known as right plant right place. Spread gravel slate or wood chippings around your plants for an attractive feature that prevents weeds from taking hold.
Skip to next photo. Cover this important aspect of low maintenance gardening by enriching your soil with compost. You may have to wait for them to grow or buy them mature but they offer year-round structure with a minimal maintenance regime.
One way to reduce watering and weeding is to add a thick layer of mulch such as bark or shredded leaves to your garden beds. Use shrubs to add structure. Hopefully not in any of my readers own plots but so often I.
Pots plots or big garden spaces can all benefit from a layer of mulch. You must match the plant to the position of the border and the type of soil you have. Evergreens such as these sedges and hellebores look good all year and drop fewer leaves than deciduous plants.
Read these tips to help you assess your needs and plant beautiful but low-maintenance grounds. These can be tightly trimmed or left to grow more loosely depending on your taste. This will allow soil tilth to build up which in turn will help your plants digest their meals more easily.
Keep the weeds at bay. Rather than those awkward muddy pathways that need regular weeding and attention choose a pleasing pattern and lead the eye with ease to the best parts of your garden. Youll spend less time weeding watering and fertilising.
You dont want to leave your gardening tools and furniture exposed to the elements. Seven steps to a low-maintenance lawn. Investing in beautiful paving can be very effective when making your garden as low-maintenance as possible.
Let the grass grow long. How often have you seen this sort of arrangement in gardens.