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Whether you enjoy gardening or not, having a low-maintenance garden is ideal for those who do not have a lot of time to spend maintaining the garden. From the lawn to the flowers, it is easy to make your garden easier to maintain with these simple tips.

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Long-lasting plants

Buying drought tolerant plants for landscaping is an ideal option to get the most for your money, especially if you live in a warm climate. They are less likely to fade away due to the heat and last all year round. Plants that survive the longest are those that require fewer nutrients, which means less maintenance for you to have to keep up with. Speaking of plants, how about sticking to varieties that need very little in the way of ongoing care and consideration? Evergreens are a great bet, as are hardy little inclusions, such as cacti! Steer clear of creepers though, as they are rambunctious.

Reduce the lawn size

Reducing the size of your lawn is a great way to reduce the amount of grass cutting you need to do, and a great gardening tip for beginners as well as experts. If you have a large patch of grass in your garden, it will need regular feeding, watering, and mowing, which all adds up to a lot of time and effort. If you scale back the size of your lawn, you’ll have less to contend with and manage. You could replace the lawn with a patio or decking, which doubles up as a great social area. 

Use artificial grass

If you still fancy the idea of having grass in your garden, the ideal option is to purchase artificial grass. It does not require a lot of maintenance and will remain in perfect shape after the initial installation process. Even better, you can find the grass at an affordable rate.

Use storage

Nothing will make your garden look unpleasant other than clutter. Since you cannot store everything indoors, solve the issue by building an accessible storage area near or in the garden. You will have lowered the workload because you don’t have to go to the garage for the spades, watering cans, rakes, and hoes among other things.

Paint wooden features

Painting will always add a dramatic transformation to any space. If you wish to add some color to the garden without planting flowers or grass, just paint the fences or any wooden feature using shades of green and blue. Little maintenance is needed in this case. It is wise to go for quality paints to avoid re-painting after often.

Install an automatic watering system

You could also install a watering system; it doesn’t have to be anything complicated. A leaky hose system is just a hose from the tap and then a connector to a hose that lets the water seep out across the beds. It’s simple, inexpensive to install, works really well, and saves so much time.

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