is also the right time for some creative planning in the garden.
Putting pen to paper now will avoid costly mistakes later
on and one of the often asked requirements of a garden designer is
for a ‘low maintenance’ garden.
maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance, however.
Even the most intelligently designed outdoor spaces need a little
TLC from time to time, but if you remember a few tricks of the trade,
it’s surprising how much time can be saved.
cutting lawns isn’t your thing, then introducing hard landscaping
elements like paving, decking and pathways can reduce the lawn area to a
manageable level. For most
of us, weeding is a necessary evil, but weeds only thrive on soil that
gives them no competition. Planting
shrubs and perennials closer together blocks out light and cuts down on
the unwanted invaders.
little plant knowledge can go a long way. Although it’s tempting to
buy fast growing plants for that instant effect, remember what goes up
has to come down and you’ll be out there hacking away more often than
if you choose slower growing plants.
you’ve got the garden looking good, you might not have the time for
watering through the hot summer months, so think ahead and mulch well
around the base of plants to reduce moisture evaporation. Throwing in
handfuls of rich compost before you put plants in will help them develop
strong root systems deeper down into the soil, helping them to survive
dry spells. A cleverly
hidden irrigation system can also keep roots moist when you’re not
there, either with a drip system or porous hose.
it right takes practice, but there’s one easy way of making sure you
don’t waste precious leisure time this year – call in the
professionals. They know
the secrets to easier gardening.
to the advice point, please