How To Create A Low Maintenance Garden

How to get a low maintenance garden

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Getting the most from your garden means finding the time to get out there and enjoy it in a relaxing manner. For many people, that does not mean getting green-fingered or having to push a mower around the lawn on a hot sunny weekend afternoon. Getting the most from your garden means spending time relaxing, maybe with a nice glass of gin and catching some sun on your favourite recliner. It may mean cooking for friends around the BBQ on a Saturday evening, or it might just mean having the perfect start to your day by eating your breakfast on your patio. 

But for so many homeowners, that is just not the case. You might find that you end up avoiding spending time in the garden because it has all to quickly gotten overgrown and you really haven’t the energy or the patience to fight to get it back into shape. 

If all of this sounds familiar, then here are a few tips on how to get the best out of your outdoor areas with a minimal amount of effort, so that you can enjoy the more important things in life. 


If you want a low-maintenance lawn, the best way that you can do this with real grass is by making sure that you have straight edges and a levelled out space. You’ll need to make sure that you get the mower out most weekends, especially throughout the summer. And, you will also need to keep an eye on the amount of water that it is getting so that you don’t end up with dead patches.

If you want to avoid all of these problems, get yourself an artificial lawn from it will never lose its colour, and you won’t have to break a sweat trying to keep it in trim. 


Using planters is probably one of the best ways of getting flowers and plants into your garden. There will be less weeding, and if you pick your plants wisely, you will barely need to do anything to maintain them. Think about planting topiary as this is pretty hard wearing and it looks great. Flowers and plants such as Geraniums and Hydrangeas are amongst the easiest to keep, meaning you will barely have to do anything. 

If you do want to keep flower beds, think about putting some Lavender down as it will give your garden a nice shower of colour and it really will require no effort from you at all. 


If you want a relaxing place to spend time with your friends, family, or even just relax on your own, having decking fitted will provide the perfect low-maintenance area in which to host all of your outdoor social events. They require very little in the way of looking after, and they really look great. Arrange some planters around the edges, and you will have the perfect little space to spend your summer days.

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