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It would be lovely if be­ing on hol­i­day at home meant that you didn’t have to lift a fin­ger but, sadly, there’s no such thing as a “no main­te­nance” home.

Dean Her­ald from Rolling Stone Land­scapes says un­less you want to spend your pre­cious leisure time clean­ing — or you want to hire the staff to do it for you — opt for ma­te­ri­als that can stand up to a lit­tle rough and tum­ble.

“Ev­ery­one wants low main­te­nance, but that’s not the same as no main­te­nance,” he says.

“You will need to do some work to keep it look­ing good but you can make smart choices with things like slip rat­ing con­sid­er­a­tions.

“If you are in a heavy cook­ing or en­ter­tain­ing area, don’t choose a por­ous sur­face that if you spill some­thing, you will be re­minded of it to­mor­row.”

If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, make sure you run the fil­tra­tion sys­tem six to eight hours a day and clean the pool reg­u­larly so that it’s ready to go as soon as the weather heats up.

Check pH lev­els ev­ery cou­ple of days to main­tain cor­rect chlo­rine lev­els.

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