A low-maintenance garden is a fantastic way to keep your outdoor space looking clean and fresh, without too much work. You can keep your garden easy to maintain by opting for certain plants, choosing accessible features and keeping the grass to a minimum. At Willow Tree Landscapes, we understand the need for low-maintenance gardens. That’s why we’ve put together this list of common questions.
What Plants Should I Use For A Low-Maintenance Garden?
A low-maintenance plant is one that requires minimal care. Slow-growing, compact vegetation that isn’t invasive and doesn’t need trimming is the best way to go. Ornamental grasses such as sedge grass and flowering perennials like geraniums are great options. Additionally, evergreen trees like magnolias of the grandiflora species are a fantastic way to add year-round colour without the irritation of cleaning up leaves every autumn.
Are Large Gardens Harder To Maintain?
Yes, generally larger gardens are harder to keep in good shape. The more plants and land you have, the more work is required. However, by opting for large hard landscaping features such as decking and patios, you could save yourself the hassle of cutting grass or trimming hedges. All gardens require some form of maintenance, and if you don’t want to deal with that yourself, then we advise hiring a professional service to keep your outdoor space in tip-top shape.
How Does A Planting Scheme Affect Garden Maintenance?
Your chosen planting scheme will directly affect the level of maintenance a garden requires. For example, choosing deciduous trees, annual flowers, delicate shrubs such as roses and a large lawn will result in constant monthly maintenance. However, it’s important to note that often the more maintenance a garden requires, the better it looks.
Are Trees Easier To Maintain Than Shrubs?
The answer to this question lies in the species of tree or shrub. An evergreen tree will always be easier to maintain than a deciduous shrub. Hydrangeas, azaleas, box hedges and shrub roses require pruning, fertilizer and general care. Whereas spruces, or certain cypress trees will basically take care of themselves. Contrastingly, shrubs such as viburnums, or laurels will generally need less input than fruit trees. As a result, we recommend researching the trees and shrubs in your garden to guarantee a low-maintenance garden
Contact Willow Tree Landscapes For Garden Maintenance
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance garden, or professionals to maintain your manicured outdoor space, then get in touch with Willow Tree Landscapes. We’re experts in all types of plant, lawn and tree care to ensure your garden stays looking pristine all year round.