It is hard not to think that if you are going to enjoy bumper crops and a pristine lawn with
beautiful borders, you are going to have to put in some serious hours of honest labor to get
such an end result.
There are plenty of shortcuts and tips to consider which will give you a great garden without
the level of maintenance you might believe is needed.
Here is a look at how to achieve a low maintenance garden, with some insights on the
benefits of a sustainable approach, plus some lawn care solutions and some pest control tips.
Take a sustainable approach and enjoy fewer chores
Sometimes you have to look at a problem from a different angle in order to find a viable solution,
so instead of trying to create a garden design that is based around control it might pay to focus
on how you could take a more environmentally-friendly approach.
What this means is working on a way to enjoy a sustainable landscape that needs minimal
intervention and hardly any maintenance.
If you embrace this idea and plant big flower beds rather than small ones for example, what
you will get is a tightly-knit selection of plants that require virtually no pruning to control its size.
It might not appeal to everyone, but allowing plants to thrive and giving them the space to do so,
is certainly one way of creating a low maintenance garden.
Use plants to cut down on lawn maintenance
A constant source of frustration for many gardeners is the time they have to spend repairing
worn patches of grass or trying to encourage the lawn to grow in certain trouble spots.
Grass is notoriously difficult to grow around the base of trees, mainly because the thirsty roots
of the trees take all the moisture the grass needs to thrive.
This is why it makes sense to give up the unequal struggle and reduce your maintenance tasks
by using plants instead.
If you surround your trees with woodland plants instead of lawn, you will find that they don’t
need the same moisture as grass.
It will save you time as well as looking good, making the idea one of the best low maintenance
A new approach to pest control
Another aspect of garden maintenance that can often take up far too much of your time is
You can spend hours and far too much money on products that seem to have little long-term
effect in ridding your garden of pests.
One solution would be to use gopher pest control to put an end to the pests that might be
attacking your lawn.
You could also think about using organic pest control to protect your plants.
It is important to understand that not all pests are a threat to your garden plants and some of
them are actually on your side and can help you fight off the invasive and damaging bugs.
There is a simple rule to keep in mind when you are searching for an organic solution to
You are mainly looking for beneficial insects that can be classed as parasites, pollinators,
Honeybees would be a classic example of a good insect to encourage into your garden.
“Not all pests are a threat to your
garden plants and some of
them are actually on your side
and can help you fight off the
invasive and damaging bugs.”
Get the right mix of insects through selective planting and you will benefit from active pest
control in your garden, even when you have got your feet up.
About the Author
Sean Johnston is a landscape specialist. He enjoys sharing his land transformation tips online and helping people make the most of awkward or limited spaces.
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