Low Maintenance Garden Beds
Ask any garden expert and he or she will tell you it's possible to enjoy a lovely garden even if you cannot devote a ton of time and effort to it. Thankfully, there is a bunch of low-maintenance plants to choose from that can still create dramatic effects without resorting to expensive landscaping.
By implementing a few simple techniques, you can keep your garden looking exciting and attractive. Choose pest- and disease-resistant plants, and cut down on weeding by adding mulch throughout. Select drought-tolerant plants where possible, and maintain more challenging types with automatic irrigation. Instead of annual displays, grow permanent, colorful evergreens and long-flowering perennials; select those that do not need much care or deadheading. Line walkways or paths with decorative gravel for a gorgeous surface that needs minimal upkeep.
Key Design Elements for Low Maintenance Gardens
Colorful evergreens and grasses: Though planting preference is often on flowering annuals and perennials, evergreen shrubs and grasses have longer lasting displays, and many are equally colorful and prominent.
Raised beds: Easy care raised beds can be filled with vegetables, herbs, compact perennials, or even a water feature. You can garden at a comfortable height with no digging, and they can also be used for seating.
Decorative stones: Putting colorful pebbles or stones on top of a weed-suppressing membrane is an attractive solution to weeds and is very attractive to the eye.
Hardscape: Using natural stone or manufactured pavers creates clean surfaces throughout the landscape. These can be laid in patterns or used as edging around the garden beds.
Ornamental features: Show large containers or sculptures for architectural effects or as part of a color theme. Use furniture as a focal point, or consider a patio or fire pit. Would you like to achieve the low maintenance status? We can help! Call today for a free consultation @ (330) 931-2633