We all aspire to have a lawn with low maintenance landscaping. Who doesn’t want an array of beautiful foliage creating a timeless landscape with a lot less work? Plus, it’s a great way to boost your curb appeal and enhance your home’s overall look. Here are a few low maintenance landscaping ideas so you can ditch the gardening gear and spend your summer sipping lemonade!
Carefully selecting the flowers and foliage you decide to plant produces a great, low maintenance yard. Luckily, several low maintenance plants are aesthetically pleasing and easily create a breathtaking landscape bursting with color and charm. Consider planting flowers like elegant candy daylilies, hibiscus, peach-leaved bellflowers, and other perennials. Easy shrubs to take care of include quartz rose verbena, dwarf globe blue spruce, and wooly thyme, among others.
Once you pick your low-maintenance plants, research different types of plant beds other than soil. Mulch is a promising option because it is easy to work with. It quickly breaks down, fertilizes plants, and prevents weed growth. Further, you don’t have to mow it or water it. You should also explore varying types of crushed stone for an even more dimensional look. This material saves time and money because you never have to replace it and it looks stunning in every landscape. Traditional styles can also be achieved with less work through installing potted or boxed plants for a colorful miniature garden!
Set up an outdoor living space for a minimal maintenance backyard. Extending your home may include installing a hard surface in the backyard, like a deck or concrete, and investing in patio furniture. You can even make it a place to spend time and entertain guests by getting a grill and outdoor couches. The more you install, the less grass you must care for.
Natural stone is also a promising backyard option! Its durability fits the low maintenance theme and lays the foundation for a beautiful space.
If you love your home’s grass too much to replace any of it with other materials, an automatic watering system may be best for you. Watering routines can be tricky. They’re a worthwhile investment if you don’t have a lot of time to take care of the lawn, have a lot of different types of foliage that need watering, or insist your lawn look absolutely perfect.
The automatic irrigation systems are certainly expensive, but they increase your home’s value in resale. If you’re not quite sold on an automatic irrigation system, you can always set up sprinklers on your own—just be sure they’re covering every part of the lawn.
Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.