Spring is just around the corner, which means that summer is on the horizon. In the height of the summer heat, you may have longed for the cold crisp mornings that winter brings. But now they’re here you start to find yourself longing for the days where you can drag out that big sun hat and garden recliner to enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea (preferably long island, but regular will do just fine). Though it is possible to enjoy your garden in the cold, everyone knows that it is far more inviting in the summer. Having a beautiful garden takes a lot of time and effort, and if you’re someone that would rather lounge around in the garden than look after it, these tips will help you to create a garden that is both stylish and hassle-free.
Get rid of the grass
Grass can be deceptively time-consuming to maintain, especially if you are someone who does not have green fingers. Hot weather can scorch it and stop your lawn from looking its best. Not only that, but weeds can also ruin the effect of your lawn too, and though mowing the lawn is not a time-consuming task, it is still time you could spend relaxing. Consider replacing it with an artificial alternative like LazyLawn which cuts out the maintenance aspects of having a green garden and looks great all year round. Alternatively, you could lay down a patio, or patio area, and create a different feel to your garden.
Keep the plant life manageable
Having a garden bursting with colour is a wonderful thing, but it takes careful planning and cultivation. A beautiful garden is a labour of love. If you’re not one for labour of any sort, you can still enjoy the beauty of life in your garden without spending hours digging flower beds. Consider having gravelled areas for your foliage and planting a few low maintenance and hardy plants and shrubs. There are plenty of options to help your garden look good all year, and you won’t have to do a lot to keep them healthy.
Decking is your friend
Nothing says low maintenance quite like decking in the garden. Not only is it a great place to have some permanent garden furniture, but you can also have some covering so that you can have that family barbecue even if it does start raining. If you have a lot of room, you could even build a stone fire pit into your decking area so that you can carry on enjoying those long summer evenings even when the temperature starts to fall.
Get the right furniture
Wicker or rattan furniture may look great, but unfortunately, it is not weatherproof. The last thing you want to be doing is hauling furniture in and out of our garage or shed as the weather changes. Consider installing permanent seating like a stone or wooden bench on your patio or decking. You can make it more comfortable by putting a bench cushion down, which is easy to take in when those summer thunderstorms hit.
There you have it, a few simple ways to keep your garden low maintenance so that you can spend more time enjoying summer exactly how you want to.