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6 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Keeping your garden looking beautiful all year round is almost like a full-time job. Of course, there are many people out there who love nothing more than getting out and about in the garden, looking after their plants, shrubs and lawn, but equally there are just as many who don’t have the time or inclination.

Beyond hiring a gardener to do the hard work for you, you can actually design your garden and landscaping to help facilitate an easy life, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces to the maximum without having to lift much of a finger at all.

One of the most time-consuming aspects of your garden is the lawn, for example, but you can get around this by increasing the amount of patio areas you have outside, or by using artificial grass, which is very good quality these days and won’t compromise on aesthetics. 

Other alternatives include using shrubbery and borders, or being happy letting parts of the garden grow wild – which will have the added benefit of supporting pollinator populations!

If you can’t forgo the lawn, you can make your life relatively easy by installing a permanent edge to it, whether that’s some paving, some bricks or some gravel. This means that you won’t have to trim the edges when mowing, which can take a lot of time.

You can also help bring your garden to life by using containers for plants and shrubs, allowing you to have more paved areas, which will cut your gardening time down significantly. Remember that bigger pots are usually easier to look after than smaller ones, as they’ll dry out less quickly – so you won’t need to water as much.

And finally, don’t forget that you can increase the amount of green outside by extending your garden upwards. Use your trees, fences and walls as space for climbing plants like clematis, star jasmine, everlasting pea and stauntonia vine for a stunning low-maintenance garden with a difference.