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Low Maintenance Gardening: Because Everyone Can Be A Gardener

There is no better feeling than sitting in your garden when the sun is out and enjoying a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade with a couple of friends before having a nice barbecue party. This is the ideal outdoor weekend during spring and summer in the UK. There’s something comforting about having a garden: This is your little piece of nature at home, a peaceful place when you can recharge your batteries when the holidays are too far away. But gardens can be a pain to maintain, especially if you work all week or have young children to take care of. Thankfully, there are a few tips to keep your low maintenance garden looking just as pristine as a small Versailles! Here’s how to make the most of your garden without wasting too much time on it.


Create your low maintenance garden

Who Needs Low Maintenance Gardens

There are a few issues with wanting a beautiful garden, and there relate to finding the time, the motivation and the ability to take care of it. There is a thin line between having a garden and being enslaved by your garden, and most people don’t want to fall into the trap of the demanding gardening hobby. A low maintenance garden is a good idea for people who need to keep it manageable without being able to have the same dedication than your average garden lover. For instance, it’s difficult in old age or with a disability to kneel for a long time in the garden. But it’s also tricky to find the time when you are raising a family. Finally, a low maintenance garden is a clever option if you are renting a property or don’t spend much time at home.


Quick And Simple Makeover Tips

If you already have a garden that you have let grow because of a lack of time or ambition, there is still time to give it a quick makeover. Start by checking your garden furniture, as staying outside all year brings a lot of dirt and can damage the paint. So give your furniture set a good rub with some sandpaper before applying a good coat of outdoors painting. This will give your garden decor a new youth! Give your garden path and patio a good wash with a power washer too: In a few minutes your outdoors will feel a lot fresher already. It’s a good idea to invest in a decent lawn mower if you have a large garden that is often kept unmaintained: Buy a Mountfield ride on mower or a similar model to trim your grass all year long. You will find it a lot more comfortable than a standard push lawn mower, and the results will be much better too.


What If I’m New To Gardening?

People who are new to gardening often wonder where to start with their low-key garden. You don’t need to fill the space with plants, but you need to know which areas of your garden are sunny and which are in the shadow. This can help you to pick some easy-going plants, such as aromatic herbs or rose bushes. Checking labels at your local garden centre will ensure that you pick the right plants for your needs. Then always remember to add organic matter to your soil, to give it a boost, and to dig before planting to loosen the soil. Lastly, all you need to do is to water your plants, daily when they are small and then every few days or so.


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