Hacks For Those Who Don’t Like Gardening
Now that we have been experiencing the odd weekend heatwave now and again, more and more of us are heading out into our gardens to host and socialize. If you live in a fairly small house, your garden can be the ideal place to catch up with friends without everyone being tightly packed in – and even if you have room in your home, catching some rays outside can always be a pleasant end to the day! But what if you’re a bit of a garden-phobe, and you haven’t touched your grass or plants in – well, years?
Gardening certainly isn’t for everyone. It can be time-consuming, and you have to educate yourself to some extent about plants, soil, and fertilizers. You may not have the time for this, or perhaps it simply doesn’t interest you. But that doesn’t mean to say that you too can’t have a beautiful garden to be proud of. Sure, with summer essentially upon us, you might be in a race against the clock to create a space worth hanging out in. But it IS do-able – even if you’re the least green-fingered person on the planet!
Pick simple plants
Your favorite flower may well be an orchid… but if you think you’re going to be able to grow a selection in your back garden, you may be in for a bit of a surprise! Exotic flowers are notoriously hard to maintain, and should you go ahead and plant them; you may just be created more work for yourself. Opt instead for low-maintenance plants and flowers that don’t require much attention. Evergreen hedges and shrubs can pretty much be left to their own devices all year round, and petunias and crocuses are colorful flowers that tend to be fairly durable.
Install an artificial lawn
Keeping a pristine lawn can often be harder than it looks. Cutting it can be hard manual labour, especially if your mower leaves much to be desired. Then, it’s a matter of dealing with dead patches, a waterlogged surface, and all manner of weeds that inevitably grow in there. To save you time, money and effort, in the long run, replace your natural lawn with something like LazyLawn Artificial Grass. This is also a perfect option if you have kids, as you can let them run amok playing games in the garden without fear that their activities will damage your lawn.
A beautifully decorated garden doesn’t need to be all plants. There are other ways to create an engaging, dynamic space – such as by installing an eye-catching sculpture or a water feature. Water features, in particular, can add a relaxing air of zen to your outside space, and many manufacturers will also install them for you. If socializing outside is what you mainly use your garden for, put down some decking or paving and pitch up a stylish gazebo. Furniture isn’t just meant for inside the home, so invest in some stunning outdoor tables and chairs for an easy way to add character to your garden.
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