Turn a Low Maintenance Garden Into a Green Space

If you have just moved into your new home, and the back garden is more suitable for an older couple than your kids. You might want to make some changes. Using your creativity and restore some greenery in the space. Allowing you to enjoy the privacy and relaxing outdoor space. Low maintenance gardens are great if you have limited time to spend outdoors on gardening. Here is how you can transform yours.

Planter Boxes

If you have a limited budget, and don’t want to get rid of your patio and paving slabs, you can use different upcycled planter boxes to get some colour in your garden. You can pick some wooden planters up from your nearest garden centre, and choose the flowers that will keep your garden colourful without having to pay too much attention to them. Don’t forget to choose the perfect spot for each plant. Find the right plants for your boxes at Green Gardener and make the most out of the limited space.

Ladder Display

If you would like to spruce up your patio and make it look greener, you can also get a ladder display.  This will hold multiple pots with various flowers. If you don’t really have the space to grow fruit or vegetables, you can get flowering runner beans to go up the ladder, and harvest regularly. You might also be able to have peas or cherry tomatoes on display. This for sure would save us some money on your fruit and veg bills. 

Potted Shrubs

In case you don’t have the ground space for your shrubs and bushes.  You just need to find a big enough pot to create a natural green barrier for your garden. You can use these shrubs to make your patio more private, or to create shade in the summer. Evergreens that grow well in a large pot, but you will have to take care of choosing the right fertilizer.

Raised Flower Beds

In case you cannot take up the patio, but would like to create a small vegetable patch in the garden.  Without taking too much of the lawn space away, you can also use raised flower beds or even try square yard gardening. This method is designed for limited space and will help you make the most out of your garden.

Hanging Baskets

If you want to spruce up your garden on a budget, you might even just get a couple of hanging baskets that will flower all summer. They will not require a lot of work, just regular watering, and finding the right amount of sunshine and shade. The good news is that you can change the flowers you plant in them every year, and create a unique look that you can be proud of. For sure this is something which I may add to ours very soon. 

If you have a low maintenance garden, chances are that you will need to add some life and colour to the brick and gravel. The above cost-effective solutions will help you create the perfect entertainment space for the summer outdoors.

Now lets just hope the weather comes nice so you can spend some time in the garden. Instead of having to look at it from inside.

Do you have a nice low maintenance garden?

 

Charlotte xx

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