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Tips for creating a low maintenance garden

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Gardens are very rewarding investments to make. They are a great way to add value to your property. They are a great place to spend time relaxing and doing something outdoors. And they also look good. But the reality with gardens is that they can also be quite tedious and demanding. As much as you like being out there with your hands in eth soil, there are certain parts of the whole gardening endeavour that can be very frustrating. So how do you minimise that frustration and maximise the reward? Here are a few simple tips and ideas to make the whole process as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

No need for grass

Let's just be honest about it, the grass is a pain. A well-manicured lawn looks great, but the effort to get it there is disproportionate to the value that it brings to the garden. Between the seemingly endless hours of mowing, there is also weeding and raking and fertilizing. Not to mention mole damage and thorns. So, instead of wasting your time on lawn maintenance, which isn’t really gardening at all, why not look for somebody who can install some artificial turf Melbourne has several potential suppliers who could help. Get the quote and talk them through your vision. You might be pleasantly surprised at how cheap and easy the whole process is.

Think local

Indigenous plants are designed to grow in eth areas in which they are found. So, it follows logically, that they should thrive in your garden and that you should plant them. Foreign plants will likely do one of two things – if they like the conditions then they might take over and grow rampant, at the expense of everything else. Or, they will require an extraordinary amount of care and maintenance in order to survive. So, if a healthy and flourishing garden is what you want (and one that requires the least amount of work at the same time), then plant locally.

Trees for the win

Trees, once they are established are amazing. They create shade and mulch, they provide shelter for animals and insects and they require little to no maintenance. The toughest part of having a tree in your garden is digging the hole to plant it in. Make it big. Deep and wide and filled with compost and good things. If you plant it right and water it properly in its first year, it will almost certainly thrive and become a hassle-free asset for your garden for years to come.

Pets can be problems

In terms of being low maintenance, we should probably just put it out there and acknowledge that dogs and gardens are not always the best of friends. Or, more specifically, while dogs like gardens, gardens don’t always enjoy dogs. There are many parts to this complicated relationship, but they include the digging of holes, destruction of plants near the fence (where the dogs like to run up and down and bark at passers-by) and of course the inevitable doggy-doo issues. For you, as the gardener, it has to be said, that it is much easier creating something spectacular if there are no dogs involved.

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