Your garden is the perfect place to relax and spend time with your family. But maintaining your garden can be a lot of hard work – why do you think so many people have gardeners?
But the good news is that there is a garden for everyone, so even busy people can enjoy the perfect outdoor space. Want to enjoy the sun without all the work? Here’s your guide to creating the perfect low-maintenance garden for the busy family.
Switch to an artificial lawn
Mowing the lawn is one of those chores that can eat into your weekends, so why not look for an alternative solution? There are several advantages to using artificial grass that make it an easy decision if you don’t want to spend hours caring for your lawn. Aside from needing a bit of watering down now and then, it’s a fantastic solution for families who want a low-maintenance garden to simply relax and enjoy.
Choose a simple water feature
Water features can look fantastic in your garden, but they can be a lot of work to install, and could require a lot of maintenance afterwards. You can create simple water features that are suitable for small spaces, which are perfect for adding a stylish touch without going overboard. Decorate with Kelkay Cobbles for a beautiful, simple look. Fish can be a good addition to your water feature or pond, and don’t require as much maintenance as you might think – an ideal pet for the kids!
Pick plants that don’t need a lot of watering
Pretty plants and flowers can bring colour to your garden, as well as stunning fragrances. However, maintaining them requires a lot of work. Most plants and flowers need daily watering, and perhaps even more during the hotter months. There are, however, some amazing fool-proof plants and flowers that only require a little watering to stay healthy. If you want to teach the kids some responsibility, a bit of light watering could be a good way for them to earn some pocket money, while keeping the garden looking its best.
Consider a decking area or patio
A decking area or patio for your garden is a good way to create a bit of outdoor leisure space, and can be much easier to maintain than a lawn. Patio areas are great for entertaining and al fresco dining, and can be easy to install if you fancy a DIY project. With summer just around the corner, you’ll want to get started now to have everything ready in time.
Spending time in your garden is a fantastic way to spend evenings and weekends, allowing the whole family to enjoy some fresh air and time together. Finding fun things to do at the weekend isn’t always easy, but you’ll have more options available to you with your garden in order. Make your garden a family project to help create the perfect space, and with little maintenance required, you’ll be able to enjoy it all summer long.