Are you someone that dreams of an amazing landscape, but who also has a demanding lifestyle? If you spend all your time at work, looking after your kids, spending time with friends, and seeing to other commitments, then it can be difficult to find enough time to spend on maintaining your landscape.
This article is here to help you out. We’ve got some tips on designing a low maintenance landscape, so you can have a yard you’re proud of without having to spend long hours working on it every week. So, let’s get started…
Consider plant placement
If you want to be as hands-off as possible with the growth of your plants, then you need to place them somewhere they can thrive. You need to monitor how much sunlight your garden gets, in which areas, and at which times of the day. You can do this by simply observing it yourself and taking notes, or you can set up a camera and record a time lapse of the daylight hours in your yard.
Knowing your situation in relation to sun and shade, you can choose plants that are suited to the number of sunlight hours your yard gets. You can then choose the perfect placement for them based on how much sun and shade they need.
Choosing low maintenance plants
The types of plants you buy can also determine how much care and maintenance they’ll need. Some plants are particularly drought-tolerant, so they won’t require as much watering, which can be helpful during periods where there is not much rainfall. Others are disease-resistant, helping them to stay healthier and require less care and attention.
Design a year-round garden
One way you’ll be sure to spend a lot of time in the garden is if you’re digging up plants and planting new ones with each coming season. For a lower maintenance landscape, stick to plants that will survive and add appeal to your garden all year round. Evergreen trees and shrubs are obvious contenders for this strategy. Those known as four-season plants, like dogwoods, are constantly changing with each season, allowing your landscape to change without much effort from you.
Non-organic landscaping elements are also perfect for low maintenance gardens. Things like concrete statues and rock gardens add a decorative appeal to your landscape without needing as much maintenance throughout the year compared to plants and trees.
If you need help with designing or maintaining your landscape, then Stratford Landscape Supply can help. We have lots of products to add to your landscape, and we also supply landscaping services. Get in touch to find out more.