Gardening Design For Low Maintenance

When it comes to designing a great garden for your home, a lot of thought is involved. Planning is essential to ensure you end up with something that looks nice and that you are happy with.

If you’re a garden lover, then you may find you want something complex. The problem with complexity is that you will need to spend a lot of time maintaining it. Not everyone has the time and not everyone enjoys looking after their garden.

The truth is, if you don’t want to spend too much time maintaining your garden you can still come up with a design that looks nice, is simple and will look great. One of the main things is you will want to avoid is using fast growing plants.

The faster the plants grow the more you will need to prune. You then have the problem of disposing of the off-cuts.

Having plants that don’t grow fast will allow you to spend less time pruning and maintaining your garden.

If you don’t want to water your garden every couple of days you also need to consider how much sunlight your garden will have. Some plants like a lot of sun while others do not.

The plants that do not like a lot of sun usually need to be watered a lot more or they will die. Make sure you ask your Landscapers San Antonio about this. They will know which plants to use to ensure minimal maintenance.

If you decide to go for the symmetrical look (not recommended), it will require more maintenance. Shrubs need constant shaping. If one dies you then need to go and try to find another of similar size. If you can’t find the correct size you will then need to go out and find 2 new plants to replace them both.

This is all extra work that is not necessary. You can still have a great looking garden even without a complex design. A lot of the time, the simple designs actually look better. So if you don’t have a lot of time I’d recommend going for a simple garden that does not grow fast.

If you’re a gardening lover then you may lean towards the symmetrical look with fast growing plants. Either way it’s totally up to you and your situation.

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