We all live busy lives. There are so many things that we need to do such as work, school, and other more important hobbies and activities. Many homeowners nowadays do not bother themselves in landscaping due to busyness and leave their front yards and backyards with dead plants, and overgrown grass with can be very messy. However, there are ways to prevent this thing from happening. There are ways to design and maintain diverse and beautiful without compromising countless free hours and energy.
Here are 4 essential tips in time-saving and easy landscape maintenance:
- Take Stock Of What You Have. According to Cudnohufsky “maintenances should really be brought up from the beginning and limits on time and dollars should be discussed.” That is why, before you remove any plants or redo borders, you must think of how much time will you invest in working in your landscape. Because if you choose to work for yourself, you have to prioritize easy to plants to fill in the landscape for minimal maintenance. Because there are plants that are labor intensive that requires greater effort to maintain.
- Always Choose Durable Materials. If you are a home gardener, it cannot be denied that landscape can be all about plants, but as for the harsdcaping, you need to be very good in order to contribute to the ease of the maintenance. You need to do your research in the durability and maintenance requirements of the materials from every aspect of landscaping-from borders, to decking, to pathways, to edging. It is very essential to take into account your material’s durability and ability to withstand climate extremes. For example, take account your environment and geographic location and choose a durable grass for an easy maintenance process.
- Check Your Plant’s Cycle of Life and Growth. One problem that is overlooked by many is that plants grow. They need to be regularly pruned, thinned, and divided. A landscape also involves a balancing act between how plants look when they are planted and how they will look after they are fully grown. An important tip to have an easy maintenance is patience and the knowledge to on the location of the plants whenever they are fully grown. Though plants can never be overgrown, they can still be unwisely placed. That is why you need to have proper knowledge on your plants life cycle in order to know where they are to be placed. Or, if you do not have time for research and have some dollar to spare, you can contact garden maintenance services to guide you and help you with the landscaping work. Lastly,
- Simplify: Eliminate Joints And Edges. Keep the work simple. Sometimes you won’t need any edging material because landscaping is more than just edges. If you can curve something rather than setting an angle, do so. According to Cudnohufsky, “Extra materials and joints and edges can be a lot of maintenance as time goes. If in doubt, leave it out, because all those things only add to the complexity and takes too much attention.”