Saturday, November 21, 2015

Low Maintenance Landscaping; Beautiful Garden For Less (part 2 of 2)

• Investing on ground cover plants is a great idea if you don’t want a regular visit to your flowerbeds just to ct the weeds. These kinds of plants don’t permit for weeds to develop and grow tall. Things such as colored stones, wood chips, and barks are also great to use when covering areas where you don’t want weeds t grow.

• For flowers, you could make use of perennials. They come back every year so you don’t need to shop for new ones every year as well as do the soil preparation.

These are pretty much about the things that you can do as a start for your low maintenance landscaping. Now, most plants will need you to visit them at a regular basis for maintenance. However, there are things that you can do to save time. One of these is by installing a self watering or timed sprinkler. This way, you don’t have to go outside two or three times a day just to water those plants that need regular watering.

Low Maintenance Landscaping Design

The kind of maintenance that most landscaped gardens would need really depend on its design. Now, if you want low maintenance landscaping, be sure to opt for the most simple but elegant design. Be sure to keep the planting contours and lines as simple as possible. Think of the purpose that each plant will serve in the garden, if it doesn’t have one; better think twice in planting it. The more elaborate design a landscape has the more maintenance that it needs.

The kinds of materials used in the landscaped also matters in the maintenance. Patios and paved walkways in a landscaped garden usually require the least attention and care. More structured garden elements such as arbors, lawns and plants like roses will require you of regular and special attention so it is better to avoid them for now.


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