You no doubt are a homeowner that is busy, time is always of the essence, thus you need a landscape design that does not demand you to pay more time you have. You want a low-maintenance landscape design program!
Here are six tips to help you plan a low-maintenance landscape layout.
If you are attempting to limit your spending, you might end up buying cheap landscape materials. Inexpensive is okay as long as they’re of high quality and long lasting. But in most cases, you get what you pay for. And if you buy cheap landscape material, you might end up spending more in the long term. Buy high-quality and long-lasting landscape materials directly from the beginning – those which do not require frequent replacement. Fences, sidewalks, seating structures, furniture, steps, decks, patios, trellises, and gazebos should be sturdy and durable.
2. Maintain Your Lawn Area to a Minimum
Landscaped yards with lawns are beautiful. But lawns can be expensive and high-maintenance. Raking and edging consumes an unbelievable amount of money and time, not to mention the regular liming, fertilizing, mowing, watering, rolling, thatching, and application of pesticides just to maintain a lawn well preserved. Use plants, ground covers, shrubs, and easy-to-care-for trees to substitute for the excess open lawn space.
A good low-maintenance alternative to lawn is moss. Moss can adapt to areas where grass refuses to grow. Another low-maintenance grass option is clover. Clovers are a cost-effective, insect-resistant, and drought-tolerant ground cover and a superb alternative for grass.
3. Prevent High-Maintenance or Problem Plants
Instead, look for landscape plants that can adapt to extreme temperatures; are more conducive to dry or wet periods; more resistant to fungal problems, disease, and insects; and much more adaptive to poor soil conditions.
4. Consider a Rock Garden
A rock garden is an ideal substitute for high-maintenance trees, plants, lawns, and even trees. Rock gardens do not need regular trimming, mowing, watering, etc..
Planting in masses not only assures that the plants grow thickly and consistently but also makes mowing and trimming edges easier. These plant groupings can also vague less-than-lovely fences, views of neighbors, or bins.
6. Place the Right Size Plants in the Right Places
Tall trees or large plants positioned underneath electrical and utility lines, sheds, home windows, and doorway entries often require constant pruning to prevent them from exceeding the desired thickness and height. The issue is, during the planning, this is not thought about because any tree or plant is yet to be seen as a problem. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand the characteristics of the plants and Bee Control that you are planning to use in your landscape design. Ask the nursery owner for plants which grow within your desired height.