Everyone has been there at some point. Summer arrived, so you made the effort and fixed your garden up like never before. Well, you didn’t want the neighbors to think you were slacking! But, summer soon went and so did the garden. Now, it is back again, and you have to go through the whole process. It is so much effort! But, fear not because there are a few garden hacks that will keep it in top condition all year round. Just check out these top tips and techniques if the thought of re-pruning and mowing is just too much.
Plants are the mainstay of any garden, or at least they should be. But, in a lot of cases the plants die out as soon as you plant them. To keep replanting every year takes a lot of effort, so look for plants are almost evergreen and last all year round if you treat them with care. Plus, there are a lot of flowers and plants that are incredibly colourful and beautiful, so you don’t have to compromise on style. The Tall Garden Phlox is a bold purple plant with a great fragrance that lasts from autumn through to the summer.
Gravel Over Grass
The grass is a lot of hard work. It is delicate, so walk on it too many times and it will cut up beyond repair. But, it grows quickly so if you don’t give it enough attention you could be tackling a jungle after a couple of weeks. Where possible, replace grass with gravel or paving. Ground reinforcement doesn’t need any maintenance, so it will last from one year to the next. Plus, it looks good. All you need to do is mix and match. Maybe try gravel or stone paving with grass either side.
Lots Of Water
The two main elements of a top quality garden are sun and water. The sun you cannot do too much about, but the water you can. If your garden doesn’t get water, regardless of what you have planted, it won’t last the summer. Every part of it will need watering at some point so make sure you have the watering can at the ready. It doesn’t have to be every day, but just enough for the grass and the flowers not to keel over and die!
Pruning is essential. At some point over time, plants and flowers will grow in your garden that you don’t want. Just think about all those stubborn weeds you have to pull out every year. Pruning those plants when they appear means you don’t have to spend a full day over the summer ripping them out from their roots. Plus, weeds are strong and take over the space that other plants need to grow. If you don’t prune, all the work you put in to try and make your garden evergreen will be ruined.
But, the most important thing to remember is maintenance. Your garden needs love and attention throughout the year, regardless of the your efforts.