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Low Maintenance Garden Beds

March 2, 2017

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

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Streetsboro OH, 44241
(330) 931-2633

With our HQ based in Streetsboro, OH. We cover most of Summit and Portage county.

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