Take a step back, put your feet up and enjoy the great outdoors the simple way with our lazy gardening guide.
For most people, gardening is all about enjoyment, passion and being at one with nature. However, all too often, while we might love the idea of creating an outside haven, we rarely have the time to tend to it. Gardening chores such as weeding, watering, mowing and pruning can take a lot of time and effort, especially if you have health issues, or lead a particularly busy life. So we turn to the only thing we can think of to cut time, costs and energy ‘“ decking or paving the entire thing. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.
A low maintenance garden doesn’t need to be uninspired, boring or devoid of green. Instead with a few small improvements, it’s easy to create a fuss-free space that is simple to maintain.
No Work Garden
1. Start small
When it comes to gardening, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Instead of trying to overhaul your space in one sitting, taking the time to plan and organise your layout will make a huge difference when it comes to implementing these changes. Even if you have a huge outdoor space, there’s no solid rule that dictates you have to fill the entire thing.
Selecting areas, or zones, to focus on will make it easier for you to enjoy your garden. From growing herbs near the house for easy picking to creating a small seating area and paring back your lawn for simpler lawn care and mowing. It’s all about creating a space that fulfils your needs but requires as little maintenance as possible!
2. Grow more with less effort
For those just starting out, there are loads of simple and tasty produce you can grow, even with minimal exertion. The best part? Most low effort fruit and vegetables are perennial, meaning they don’t have to be re-sown but will simply grow back year after year. Not only are they useful in the kitchen, but certain perennials actually bring up nutrients and water from further down in the soil, bringing them up to the surface where other plants can take advantage.
Choose from fruit such as Strawberries, Raspberries or Rhubarb, vegetables like Onions, Asparagus and Artichokes, and herbs like Rosemary, Lavender or Peppermint.
3. Go wild
If all else fails, why not throw caution to the wind and simply leave it be? Whether it’s the very end of your garden, under a tree or shrubbed area, or beneath a fence or wall, why not let nature take over? Wild plants and life will move to an undisturbed patch of your garden to live and breed, meaning you’ll be creating your own mini ecosystem, all without lifting a finger! What’s more, the majority of self-seeding flowers benefit from being left to their own devices, and these will pop up adding colour to the forgotten corners of your garden.
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