GARDENING MADE EASY
WE don’t all have the time or inclination to spend our weekends managing the garden.
But we sure want to look like we’re on top of things, right?
Jenny from Revell Landscaping shares her Low Maintenance Garden Guide for a no fuss, appealing landscape.
Do plenty of research to understand the year-round climate within your garden including the type of soil, availability of land/water and sunlight it receives.
By thoroughly understanding the type of setting where you are gardening you will be able to choose plants that will thrive with a little work on your part, so you can sit back and enjoy the beauty.
Choose the right plants
Choose plants that look good all summer but don’t require deadheading.
Go for perennials or shrubs that live many years.
Don’t overcrowd your garden – the more plants you have, the more garden will require treatment and attention.
Group plants according to their requirements – those that require more/less sun and water should be planted together.
Select plants that are slow growers as they will need less pruning.
Mulch keeps the soil moist, eliminates weeds around your garden beds and provides plants with nutrients.
You can also cover the soil with pebble and gravel which work as a mulch and make your garden more attractive.
An automatic irrigation system will free up time you might have spent watering.
Get rid of the lawn
If you want a truly low-care garden, avoid lawn altogether and design a rock garden, patio or something unique
Research will help keep your garden looking its best.