I love gardening. I find it relaxing, and I really enjoy spending time outside. But there’s one thing that always gets to me: the amount of maintenance my garden requires. There are just so many plants to take care of! And what makes it worse is that it takes up a lot of time. That’s why today, we’re going to explore some ways you can simplify your garden without sacrificing beauty or functionality.
Perennials and flowering shrubs
Perennials and flowering shrubs are low-maintenance plants that come back each year. They tend to be beautiful, even if they are not blooming, so you don’t have to worry about them looking bad when there’s no color.
Perennials can also be great for cutting and bringing inside for fresh flowers all winter long! Just snip off what you want and put them in a vase or bowl of water until they’re ready to use. Once they start dying out, just throw them away—you don’t have to worry about deadheading them since they’ll grow back next season anyway!
Perennials are easy to propagate from cuttings as well—just stick the stem in some dirt and wait for it to take root before transplanting it into its own pot! Not only does this save money on buying new plants every year but it helps reduce landfill waste too!
Build a raised bed
A raised bed is a garden bed that has been built up off the ground. This allows for better drainage, as well as more space to grow more plants and vegetables in.
To build a raised bed, you’ll need to collect some materials:
- soil (preferably composted)
- wooden boards or planks of wood
- a sharp knife or saw (optional)
Choose your plants carefully
Choosing the right plants for your garden is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you’re going to be spending time, money and effort on your garden, it’s important that you choose plants that are appropriate for your climate and soil conditions. You should also consider whether or not the plant will fit into your space and lifestyle. Will it grow in full shade? Does it require special care? Is it expensive or cheap? These are all things to consider when choosing a plant! It may be helpful to ask other people who have gardens similar to yours which types of plants they recommend. This way, you can get a lot of great information without having to do as much research on your own!
Create a compost pile
- What is compost?
Compost is a dark, crumbly material made from organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, kitchen scraps and manure. It’s an important addition to your garden because it helps soil retain moisture and nutrients. Compost also improves the quality of soil by adding beneficial bacteria that help plants grow better.
- How to make compost:
Collect organic material such as leaves, grass clippings, kitchen scraps (no meat or dairy products), coffee grounds and even weeds from around your yard. Add these materials to a pile or bin in layers with a 4-inch layer of soil on top for moisture retention. Keep everything moist but not soggy; it should be about like an average rainstorm every week or two.
Cut down on lawn space
One of the best ways to simplify your garden is to replace some lawn space with flowers, vegetables or shrubs. If you are not able for this option, then consider replacing your lawn with trees or fruit trees. You can also use ground cover instead of grass in certain areas.
You can make your garden more manageable.
You can make your garden more manageable. You can simplify your garden. You can reduce the amount of work you need to do, and make your garden more enjoyable to work in.
Hopefully this blog post has given you some ideas for simplifying your garden. It’s important to remember that gardens are personal projects and what works for one person may not work for another. The most important thing is to find the right balance of simplicity, beauty, and sustainability for yourself—and then enjoy it!