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Create A Beautiful Garden, With Minimal Effort


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We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us – Jenny Uglow. 

Exposure to nature, in your back garden, is one gateway, to a happier and healthier you. However, if your garden’s appearance, and high maintenance requirements, mean your garden is giving you more hard work, and stress than pleasure. It’s time to consider new ways to handle your yard.

To create a beautiful garden, with minimal effort, and stress, so that you can spend more time enjoying it than working on it, here are some great tips;

Lose The Lawn 

The grass doesn’t just need regular mowing to look half decent. It also needs de-weeding, scarifying, aerating, feeding, and the cycle continues. 

All of these processes amount to unwanted time and stress spent just trying to keep your grass green and at a reasonable length. So why not, get rid of it?

For stressed-out moms, in particular, a new, artificial lawn from you get the lush green colour out the front and back of your home without the hard work.

Automated Sprinkler 

If you’re insistent on keeping the lawn, or you have plants which you’ve promised yourself you’d maintain, a sprinkler can save you a lot of trouble. By ensuring the greenery of your garden is fully quenched. Gardens, to become gorgeous, need water to flourish. An automated sprinkler can help you achieve that with minimal effort.


Mulch can cover and suppress a multitude of soil sins such as weeds. While also adding layers which retain moisture for plants and provide protection to flowers and trees throughout the winter. 

To keep your garden thriving, layer mulch on exposed soils. It shall make your yard look more presentable and support plant growth.

Cull Plants and Shrubs

From deadheading perennials to pruning back shrubs which are encroaching on your neighbours garden. The more plants and shrubs you have, the more time you’ll need to spend in the garden trying to get them in order. 

And so, unless you have loads of time and patience to dedicate to looking after each and every plant species in the gardens, think about cutting a few out. They don’t necessarily have to go straight into the garden bin either; you could give them to friends and family.

Let It Grow

When time and financial resources are low, don’t let the garden consume all the spare moments and money you have to enjoy yourself. Accept your garden for what it is, and let it grow! 

The benefits of an unruly garden are, it’s particularly advantageous for supporting wildlife, your little ones can easily play hide and seek amongst the long grass and the shrubs. And you could easily attempt to pass off your garden’s look, to inquisitive (nosy) friends and neighbours as a wild country garden.

Gardens, particularly in the warmer months, can often get the best of us – leading us to feel guilty over their neglect. But the fact is, you can’t do everything, and other priorities must come first. The tips above can help you put things in place to keep your garden beautiful with less effort.

Create A Beautiful Garden, With Minimal Effort

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  • Bill Wilson
    7th August 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I agree with you when “financial resources are low, don’t let the garden consume all the spare moments and money you have to enjoy yourself.” My wife and I made just such a decision: to accept the garden as it is …

    • admin
      7th August 2020 at 5:36 pm

      I think at times you have to accept that, you do not need to spend a fortune to have a nice garden


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