Planning a low maintenance landscaping must be implemented ahead of time. Perhaps the best way of having one is relaying on a professional landscape designer. He/she is sure to provide you with all necessary ideas for having a marvelous outdoor space that will require the minimum maintenance. Among the primary tips to take into account, you will find the usage of high quality and long-lasting materials, presence of garden edging, the lawn replacement, choice of perennial plants and installation of automatic irrigation system.
Anyway, perhaps the first easiest way of having a landscape with low maintenance is choosing the simplest design for it. This is the key! The simpler your landscape design is the easier it will be to maintain it. By eliminating different frills including statues or water features you will greatly facilitate your work. What refers the plants, stop your choice on mass plants that require similar watering, lighting and other care needs. This way you can avoid constant pruning.
Another great means of reaching a low maintenance landscaping is mulching the space. It has different advantages. Mulching impedes the growth of weed, eliminates the need of watering as it effectively holds in moisture, greatly improves the garden beds' appearance as well as releases nutrients so important for soil if the mulching is organic. The most popular mulch types are the following ones:
- Shredded Bark
- Grass Clipping
- Lava Rocks
- Cocoa Hull Mulch