You might think that because you live a hectic and busy lifestyle, there’s no time to have a stunning garden. However, this is far from the truth, and there are a number of ways that you can create an easy-to-care-for garden that looks great with only a small amount of effort. And, for those of you who want to spend your weekends enjoying your garden, rather than maintaining it, there are a few important points to consider.
Lawns are a traditional garden feature and most gardens have a lawn of some description. However, whilst a beautifully mowed and lush green lawn looks wonderful, this garden feature needs a lot of maintenance, including constant mowing during the growing season. If you decide to decrease your lawn’s size or to do away with it altogether, you can save a lot of time.
Good garden design can easily create wonderful outside spaces that don’t have lawns and aren’t instead filled with a lot of hard landscaping (see above for a nicely done example). For small gardens, simply using cobbles or a large patio area can replace the total lawn area. Larger gardens can be split up into rooms, with paths of brick or other materials winding their way between larger beds and borders to take up the space where the lawn previously was.
A garden isn’t quite the relaxing space that you want it to be unless you invest in some furniture. Whilst garden furniture is made to withstand the elements, some products are better than others at surviving Mother Nature’s forces without needing too much maintenance. Synthetic rattan furniture is specially designed to hold up, even in snow, rain, and extreme UV rays, and will mean that you won’t have to spend time repairing, storing, or shopping for new items because your old garden pieces have fallen apart.