Top Landscaping Considerations for Low-Maintenance Gardens

If you’re trying to develop a low-maintenance garden, you need to make sure that you keep this in mind from the very beginning of the landscaping process. Low-maintenance landscaping is becoming increasingly popular, and there are numerous things you can do to achieve it.

Because of this, we’ve decided to put together a short list of our top considerations for creating a low-maintenance outdoor space. This is by no means a conclusive list, and we do recommend speaking with a professional landscaping team and a landscape designer to ensure you’re getting exactly what you expect.

Plan, Plan and Plan Some More!

One of the most important parts of developing a low-maintenance garden, or any other outdoor space, or detailed planning. You need to take into account every aspect of your garden and how much work it’s going to need in the future.

Because of this, it’s a good idea to speak with a professional landscape designer to ensure you’re getting things right. They should know exactly what they’re doing and will be able to help you put together the perfect design blueprint.

Use Native Plants

In general, native plants require very little maintenance. They tend to thrive in poor soils, don’t need a lot of watering and usually look good without regular pruning or tidying up.

It’s important to choose native plants from your area to ensure they’re suited to your climate and soil type. But, if you choose correctly, you could find yourself with a nice garden that requires very little maintenance.

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Landscaping on a Budget

Your imagination might say “mansion and Olympic swimming pool,” but your budget might say “family home with paddling pool”. If that’s the case, then you need to get smart with landscaping. It’s obvious your budget won’t stretch to a full palace of grandeur, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beautiful backyard that’s eye-catching and stunning. Here’s how to landscape on a budget.

Ask an Expert

It might seem counter-productive to spend money on expert help, but it will be worth it in the long-run. An expert landscaper can tell you where you can cut costs, where it’s best not to, and how to enhance the overall appeal of your property. If you’re not that experienced when it comes to gardening, then their advice can be invaluable.

Go Vertical

Landscaping a large area can be quite expensive. You have to use more plants, more materials, and more space. If you lack space or money, then planting upward can be an excellent way to solve the problem. Make use of old wooden fences and ladders, create hangers out of paint cans, and buy plants that will cling onto items and grow upward. You’ll have a natural garden paradise, but without all the cost.

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Landscaping Ideas to Compliment Your New Lawn

If you have a new house, you might be looking at developing your yard area. One of your first considerations will probably be the size and shape of your lawn. Once you have laid some new roll-on turf your yard may still look a bit unfinished, and you might decide to add a few more landscaping ideas.

While the shape and size of your lawn is probably the most important consideration, you should think about what other features you want your yard to have. Things like rock walls or water fountains can be interesting additions to your garden, and you should definitely consider adding some edible plants or fruit trees.

Some great landscaping ideas for a perfect new garden include:

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Landscaping for Dummies – Water Saving

People throughout the world are continually updating their yards and gardens to keep them looking fresh and new. A lot of people use landscape designers to help them get it right, but a lot more choose to do it themselves, as they find the design and putting together of a new garden both rewarding and exciting.

If you are considering redeveloping your yard in Australia, then you need to consider water consumption. As one of the driest countries on the planet, Australian gardeners are often faced with severe water restrictions which can make gardening hard. With this in mind, here are some things that you can do to help make sure that your garden is sustainable when it comes to water use:

Choose drought tolerant plants:

Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems that Australia gardeners make is that they plant things which simply aren’t suited to their climate. Often, European or American garden plants are used. These are adapted to wet, cool climates, and simply won’t do well in Australia unless they are given a lot of water.

To save water, you can choose native plants which are adapted to our dry climate. Small native shrubs are often just as beautiful as foreign garden plants, but simply don’t have the same water requirements. Things like bottlebrushes, eucalyptus, and banksias are all popular.

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