Modern-day lifestyles give us scant time and energy to carry out the smaller tasks in life. Your yard is one of these things that many people are just no longer able to spend time maintaining, and leaving your yard to fall apart will only add extra stress and unhappiness to your life, all while degrading your property value at the same time.
Maintaining your garden should be more manageable now as we have all the latest technology and gadgets that can simplify tasks and save time offering you the opportunity to relax without all the hard work.
Here are some practical solutions to effectively reduce your yard maintenance.
Installing an automatic irrigation timer can offer you one less task that can take quite a bit of time. Timed irrigation is easy to install unless you opt for the really advanced systems, but your basic timers only require you to install sprinklers at specific points in your yard that will cover areas where you want to give extra attention and promote growth.
Next is installing the timer to the taps and sprinkler system, which is simple if you follow the instructions. Once installed, you won’t need to water your garden by hand again; it will be done automatically when you set it; you can enjoy a greener garden with no effort.
Mulch is an organic and inexpensive way to keep the soil moist for longer and offer a great form of protection from the growth of weeds. Covering your beds & borders is a fantastic way to keep your plants well insulated during the winter months, which can also reduce garden maintenance.
Mulch is composed of leaves, bark and sticks. You can make your own mulch at home by simply collecting all your fallen leaves, pruned material and bark and processing it through a wood chipper. If you don’t have a wood chipper, you can go over your mulch pile with a lawnmower to break up all the large pieces.
Creating up pathways to specific points in your garden, like taps or ponds, can reduce the amount of lawn to cut, and keeping your paths a little lower than the level of your grass will allow you to cut your grass without needing to lift your mower.
Adding furniture is a great way to reduce the amount of work and give you an area to enjoy and relax in your garden.
Setting up barriers such as mini fences on your garden beds can help reduce grass from growing over the edge, and this can also require less maintenance when you need to freshen up your garden beds. Placing large pot plants that suit your garden space can create areas of interest and also means less weeding and mowing.
Keeping your garden beautiful may feel like it can take hours every day to maintain. But with a few changes and additions to your yard, you will create a tidier space that is easy to maintain. Correct pruning and mowing at the right times will keep your plants alive for longer and easier to maintain.