Autumn/winter is the perfect time of year to turn your attention to your home and garden, especially since most of us will be spending more time than we could have predicted thanks to COVID-19.
The last thing that anyone needs right now is the added stress of a high-maintenance garden, and with so much going on in the world – it’s important that your garden promotes relaxation and happiness.
In this blog, we take a look at some of the best ways to create a stress-free garden that you can enjoy this autumn/winter.
Make your lawn more manageable
One of the most high-maintenance features of people’s gardens is their lawns. In the winter time, lawns become very vulnerable to moss and diseases which can cause a real headache.
Without proper care and maintenance, you will find that your lawn starts to die back very quickly during these months.
To make your garden maintenance less stressful, you could consider removing your lawn completely (but we know that that’s not always a viable option for every homeowner).
A great way to make your lawn more manageable is to make it smaller, or turn it into a wildflower meadow.
Wildflowers are not only beneficial for the wildlife in your garden like butterflies and bees, but they’re so pretty and very relaxing to look at.
We guarantee you’ll see all kinds of friendly new visitors in your garden if you embrace a ‘wilder’ lawn.
Stick to low-maintenance materials
If you do decide to partially or completely remove your lawn, then we’d highly recommend replacing it with a low-maintenance patio or garden deck.
Both of these options are great if you want to create a long-lasting, attractive space that won’t cause you too much of a headache.
Choosing high-quality garden materials over low-quality materials will significantly reduce the amount of work you need to do in your garden.
Timber decking and natural stone paving require quite a bit of work if you want them to look and feel good for years to come.
Both materials need to be sealed regularly to prevent surface damage, and applying sealant can be a very stress inducing task.
These premium materials are designed to be low-maintenance and long-lasting, so you won’t need to put a tonne of work into keeping them in good condition.
A simple wipe down with warm soapy water is all that’s required to keep these garden materials looking good as new!
Choose evergreen trees
When it comes to putting low maintenance plants in your garden you can’t go wrong with evergreen trees.
These trees won’t litter their autumn leaves all over your garden because, well, they don’t lose their leaves at all.
One of the most tedious tasks in the garden is making sure that all the leaves are swept up off the path or lawn before they start to decay.
With evergreen trees, you can avoid the problem completely.
Some of our favourites are, cedar, holly, olive and cypress trees.
With all of these low-maintenance features in place, you can spend more time enjoying your garden and less time worrying about the upkeep.