If you have ever spent an hour or two outside pulling weeds, painting the garden fence, or laying some decking, you will know that keeping your garden in tip-top condition can be an exhausting activity! In fact, with all that bending over and heavy lifting work it can feel like it’s backbreaking. However, there is a way to have a gorgeous garden while minimizing the work you have to do to keep it that way. Keep reading to find out more.
Now, some folks are dead set against using fake grass in their garden because they think of it as cheap looking and rough. However, there has been some real improvement in this area recently, and you can now get a product that is soft and realistic looking, as well as easy to maintain.
After all, there is no mowing or weeding that needs to be done if you have fake grass, and if it gets dirty for any reason a quick hose and brush down is all it takes to look perfect again. Then there is the advantage that no matter how hot the weather, your lawn will always be that lush shade of green, making it something that low maintenance gardeners should consider.
Coat your deck
Next, those with decks in their garden will know that there is nothing nicer than to sit out on them as the sun goes down, and enjoy a drink. However, those folks will also know that maintaining a deck is a lot of work.
The main reason for this is the decking is made from wood, and this means it is vulnerable to weathering, rotting, and becoming unsightly and unsafe because of its position outdoors.
Luckily, there are things like asphalt coating that can be applied on top of a deck to seal and protect from the elements. Such coatings also come in a range of colors can be used to cover over unsightly weathering, making them a valuable weapon in the fight for an attractive yet still low maintenance garden.
Use seed mixes
The glorious burst of color that flowers produce in your garden can be a real joy. However, the back-breaking work of kneeling down to dig out the weeds and plant them in can be something that puts many gardens off this activity.
Happily, there is something that can make planting way easier, and its to use a seed shaker that contains a mix of flowers. These come in all sort of varies and even in particular colours way that you can match to your garden design. All you need to do is plant them, and then sprinkle some compost and water over the area! Easy!
If lugging heavy watering cans or dragging weighty hoses around your garden of an evening isn’t your idea of a good time, then why not consider getting a professional to install some hidden irrigation?
Such a device can make gardening so much more straightforward because not only do you escape have to do the grunt work yourself, but you can also program it to be done automatically even if you are not home. This is an advantage that will certainly help you to create the most gorgeous of gardens with the minimum of work.
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