You may have heard how much garden landscaping can improve the value of your property but if your working on a low budget then you may have difficulty finding a design which will fit your requirements. Luckily for you, there are ways in which you can find the perfect garden design at a low cost and with low maintenance!
The secret to creating a low maintenance garden on a low budget is planning. Good planning will help you to choose the right materials for your garden, at a low price in order to create a garden which your neighbours will be jealous of.
In planning your garden, you should have a structured plan in place, you also need to know a bit about your garden before you even carry out the landscaping. So, take some photos of your garden, starting from the entrance to the garden working your way to the bottom. By doing this, you can identify any problem spots easily without being distracted by anything else. Often we try changing something in the home only to find ourselves being distracted by other things which need doing. By taking photographs, you can ensure that you are focusing on the existing garden in place.
You should also draw a rough plan of your garden, measuring the overall dimensions of the garden, placing any parts which may cause problems and including any parts to the garden which haven’t been considered previously. Once your plans have been drawn you can start to think about the features you want to include in your garden.
What do you want to use your garden for? Will it be mainly for relaxation, or will you have children playing in it? Perhaps you want to start growing our own fruit and vegetables? There are lots of uses for gardens and you need to consider the most effective way to use yours before you start landscaping.
A low maintenance garden will generally be one which doesn’t have lots of plants to look after. If you have some time then you may consider having a lawn, but you need to remember this has to be mown to keep it looking neat and tidy. If you are looking for a garden with no maintenance then you may consider paving. This will cost slightly more initially, but will mean little maintenance in the long run.
Low maintenance gardens can be high maintenance to achieve, but the effort is worth it, have a look at the low maintenance gardens on our website to see how you can change your design thorough landscaping.