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    Low maintenance gardens help


    Good morning everyone. I want to know what makes a garden low maintenance. How can I turn my garden into a low maintenance garden? I don’t have the energy these days to keep up with all of the cutting/weeding/trimming involved. I want a nice garden that has minimal upkeep.

    Asked by Harry on 9th Apr 2020
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    "For minimal up keep put down artificial grass to cover the lawn and floor bed
    And use tubs for plants."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    AM Landscapes

    "So a good way ok keep your garden low maintenance is to get astro turf or look to pave the garden, depending on size"

    Answered on 1st Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Nathan Howard

    "Artificial grass and water features. Gravel and paving slabs are good, artificial plants are also good."

    Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "I would suggest slabbing all the garden and make some planters out of decking boards cost first but then low maintenance"

    Answered on 11th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Bs landscapes

    "You can also put stones down over a skim of concrete and u will never have weeds again."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping

    "There are lots of ways, paving, astroturf, block paving, even gravel.
    The best thing in my opinion is to use plastic weaved ground cover/ sheet wherever possible, even around plants.
    I tend to double up on the sheeting as weeds will do their best to try to get through anywhere.
    Irrigation systems can be put into place and timed so you won't even need to water the garden, but will put the job cost up, worth it in the long run. I'm happy to help if you have any further questions, Mike Silvey, Paving and Landscaping"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "Hi there Harry for your grass cutting I would advise you to get some of the artificial grass."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Softscape Gardens


    In my experience, the only way to reduce the maintenance of a garden is to build or reshape it purposely. Using plants capable to cover the ground completely and so to stop the weeds growth and requiring a single pruning per year. Reducing the lawn surface or opting for mowing solutions requiring as less time as possible, designing the garden as homogeneous as possible to reduce the required maintenance tasks.
    In my opinion any other system, like anti-weed membrane, pine bark and similar things work only in very specific situation, for a very limited time or don't work at all and are good just to increase the gardening costs."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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