When planning the arrangement of the site around the house, many owners think about how to take care of the garden, flower beds, beds later … I would like to spend as little time and effort on this as possible. Our tips site has collected for you tips from landscape designers for arranging a small care garden.
First tip – give up the lawn
Yes, it is lawns that require constant and careful maintenance. Trim, remove leaves and debris, water regularly. There will be many things to do. Therefore, if you want a plot that does not require constant attention, it is better to refuse the lawn. You can, as in the photo above, equip a recreation area under the pergola on the site of the former lawn. Or choose one of the alternatives to the classic lawn, which the portal wrote about in detail. These lawns require much less maintenance.
Second tip – mulch everything that is possible
In order not to fight weeds and water the flower beds less often, you must use mulch. It can be straw, sawdust, wood chips, needles and cones, peat, compost, green manure cuttings. From inorganic materials, summer residents sometimes use film, even newspapers and cardboard. In any case, mulching is very beneficial for the soil and the plants themselves. And the owners will save a lot of time without fear that the garden will be overgrown with weeds..
Tip three – organize a place to store tools
Yes, even in the case of a small care garden, you still need tools. And they should not lie anywhere, so that the search for a watering can or a spatula does not take more time than the work itself. A small shed, shelves in the garage, special mounts-hangers for shovels, rakes and hoes – it is not difficult to equip such a storage.
Fourth tip – use perennials
They do not have to be re-planted every year, there are already much less worries. Lilies of the valley, chrysanthemums, English lavender, millet, irises, phloxes, daylilies – the choice of perennial plants that require minimal care is great. You will have a beautiful flower bed that does not need to be updated annually..
Fourth tip – give up the pond and pool
Even a tiny mini-pond needs regular maintenance, the water will stagnate, it needs to be changed, the artificial reservoir needs to be cleaned. You will also have to take care of the pool constantly, change and disinfect the water. If you really want a water body on the site, you should prefer a small fountain, which you often do not have to wash and clean.
Fifth tip – prefer minimalist design
Less lush flower beds – let everything be simple, but neat on the site. Several low-maintenance shrubs along the border, perennials and gravel backfill. There is practically nothing to do on such a site..
Sixth tip – leave part of the garden as it is
Of course, the plot next to the house will still have to be put in order. But the far part of the garden, on the border, can be left untouched, natural. Especially if there were already trees growing there, which were carefully preserved during the construction of the house. Let everything go on here, even the leaves do not need to be removed under mature trees.
Seventh tip – fewer flower beds and beds, more recreation area
If you really want to relax on the site more often, and not work, equip the patio, giving most of the space for it. Bushes and trees will simply frame the seating area. Once you invest in the construction of the flooring and the arrangement of the site from tiles or stone, you will get an area that is very easy to maintain. Sweeping the trash, dusting off the garden furniture – that’s all you have to do. So hang your hammock, set up a table and bench, a sun umbrella, sit down and relax!