No one likes to admit they are lazy, but the truth is a lot of us are too lazy or busy to care about our gardens enough to go out in the cold and spend hours on maintaining an aesthetically pleasing garden. Here are 7 garden improvement hacks that will not require much time or effort.
- Have an artificial lawn
Cutting and maintaining grass can be an annoyance and it’s unlikely that many garden owners actually enjoy doing this upkeep of their garden. This is where Grass Warehouse saves the day, they have a collection of high quality and natural looking artificial grass, which one laid, doesn’t require any maintenance, so you can sit back and enjoy the look of your beautiful new artificial lawn.
- Lay a membrane before laying shingle
It helps to lay a polypropylene membrane, before laying shingle, because it is going to save you a lot of time and maintenance in the future. The reason why it is so important to lay a membrane down first, is because it prevents lots of weeds growing through the gravel or shingled areas, because no one likes weeds, and no one likes to spend hours of their day weeding.
- Don’t go mad on adding plants and flowers to your garden
The more plants and flowers you own, the more maintenance and looking after is required. So, the easiest option is to not have many plants and flowers. Some may argue that this is lazy, and it doesn’t allow people to make their garden as beautiful as it can be. This is correct, so you don’t have to have zero flowers, you can have some, but be wise with your flower choices and research the maintenance that is needed to keep the plants and flowers healthy and in tip top condition.
- Use raised garden beds
A raised garden bed is easier to maintain than a ground level garden bed. This is because a raised garden bed is its own segment that is away from grass and over growing objects. So, the plants from the garden bed do not intertwine with other growths in the garden. From a maintenance point of view, this works best as segmented garden areas do not get tangled in to other plants in the garden.
- Use a sprinkler
Ever since a garden water sprinkler has been invented, it has simplified many amateur gardeners’ gardening routine. It has never been so easy to water plants in a garden and it can be done at a press of a button. Therefore, a sprinkler is definitely worth investing in and it will save plenty of time and effort in watering plants with a hose or watering can.
- Let it grow!
If you really don’t want to put any effort into tending your garden, it is OK, and your garden will not fall apart. This is why you can just let things grow and see how it looks in a few months’ time. Some people love the look of untidiness and it can give a very fashionable boho look to a garden.
- Look at what your neighbours are doing
If you have no idea where to begin and you are not sure what works within a garden, look at your neighbour’s garden and the types of things that last within their garden. For instance, your neighbour may use straw to grow plants, so why not give that a go yourself? If you don’t have neighbours or you don’t feel comfortable about peering over the fence, then use websites such as Pinterest and Instagram to seek some inspiration.