Creating appealing outdoor spaces doesn’t need to be time-consuming or backbreaking. Even though there isn’t such a thing as a no-maintenance landscape, you can still build a trendy backyard with limited upkeep.
Below are simple design concepts that can make your garden look better. You’ll surely want to spend a lot of time enjoying your landscape and not just focus on building it. Here are some things that you can build:
1. Nature plant garden
What’s good for your yard is an extremely climate-dependent garden. For low-maintenance planting, search for the native plants that are thriving in your region. These plants usually easier to set up, and they also need much less irrigation and upkeep to grow An added bonus to installing native plant gardens is supporting ecosystems because it offers food and home for local fauna.
2. Outdoor entertainment area
The easiest way to reduce backyard maintenance would be to replace the lawn with hardscapes. Regardless if it is a wooden deck or brick patio that you want to install, adding an outdoor entertainment reduces the greenery that’s needed, which means you’ll be pruning and weeding less. However, you must find that balance between the landscape and hardscape. It may also depend upon the climate in your area. If it gets too hot outdoors, this may be a good idea. If that’s the case, consider designing a DIY fire pit for a budget-friendly outdoor entertainment alternative.
Install some pavers or move stones around to provide a much cost-effective alternative to hardscaping. The design, texture, and style of pavers you’ll choose would also help in defining your backyard’s character, so you can adjust from casual to formal at a whim. To maintain low maintenance for the long term, install pavers that are constructed from durable and non-porous materials. Position them on a firm foundation, like compacted sand to defend against sinking. Install pavers on the surface for faster mowing.
4. Container Garden
Container gardening would be a simple and wonderful manner to add some oomph to your garden, particularly if it’s a bit small. Although container gardens sound more like an effort, you can reduce maintenance and the rate of repotting by planting the right species. Low-maintenance plants are succulents and cacti.
While they are the most obvious options, herbs and perennials may also grow in pots. When planting in pots, pick something that’s bigger, colorful, and more sculptural. Use good potting soils to specifically mix container plants. Overwintering, the pots must also be done to make the containers immune to frost.
In case that container gardening is not your preference, try perennials. They are what a lot of low-maintenance backyards are composed of. Compared to annuals, perennials bloom for many years before they are replanted. These slow-growing yet long-living plants are low maintenance as and they require less water and nutrients than other plants.
These are great tips to spruce up your backyard. Follow one or all of these tips and you’ll surely build a backyard that all your neighbors will adore.