People lead busy lives, this much is clear and for most of us, the last thing we want to do after a long week at work is to dig out the lawn mower on a Saturday morning or get the old clothes out of the cupboard to spend the weekend weeding on our knees. Homeowners in 2021 are collectively searching for low maintenance solutions for their gardens as a valuable investment.
Here are 5 ways to create a low maintenance garden
Timber decking was always the first choice for homeowners to deck out seating areas in the gardens, however nowadays, composite decking is fast becoming the first choice for those seeking a modern, durable, and low maintenance solution. Composite decking is made from a combination of plastic and wood. Due to this fact, the necessity of painting and treating on an annual basis is eradicated, saving time, money, and resources. Composite decking is also widely available in a range of colours and finishes so can be purchased to match your current or desired finish.
Traditional turf requires regular attention to ensure that it remains in tip top condition, but this can take a lot of time, effort and expense across the year. Real grass needs colour treating, watering, feeding, reseeding, mowing – this list can go on and on – and of course, any damage must be repaired. Astro turf or artificial grass is the complete opposite. The only real maintenance needed is a simple sweep from time to time to remove seasonal debris from your lawn. Many homeowners who have chosen to install artificial grass have described it as a priceless investment, and with long-lasting, low-maintenance properties, it’s no secret as to why.
A big part of garden maintenance can be moving things about around the year and ensuring items kept in the garden are weatherproof and secure. This can become an arduous task but it can be solved. The more storage solutions you can place in your garden, the better. From sheds, to shipping containers, to storage boxes, the more storage you have, the tidier your garden can be. As a result, little maintenance is required to keep your garden looking neat and how you want it to.
Many homeowners are now choosing low maintenance as a priority in line with the overall look and feel of their outdoor spaces. As a result, a lot of people are choosing contemporary paving solutions for their property’s front and back gardens. In 2020 and moving into 2021, York Stone paving is incredibly popular – especially in shades of grey – and has allowed people to transform their overgrown, high maintenance patios into modern, aesthetically pleasing outdoor patio areas they are able to enjoy all year round.
Creating walkways throughout your garden or even just replacing existing flowerbeds with gravel can dramatically reduce the amount of maintenance required in your garden. If laid with the correct, durable weed membrane, gravel removes to need for regular upkeep to beds, paths, and more. Gravel is available to purchase from many general DIY retailers and garden centres, and can be bought in a vast range of colours and styles, so you can choose a stone to specifically suit the aesthetic of your outdoor space.
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Garden maintenance is certainly regarded as a chore that many people would like to live without, so by making a few simple changes to your outdoor spaces, you can spend more of your valuable time enjoying your garden rather than maintaining it.