You want to upgrade your backyard and maximize its use for your own enjoyment. However, the upkeep in terms of effort and cost might
Here are 5 ways to create a low maintenance backyard that will suit your style and budget.
- Choose plants native to your area.
This ensures your plants will thrive with minimal care and maintenance. Even those who claim to not have a green thumb will find it hard to kill a plant that naturally grows and thrives in your locality. It’s also a bonus that you’re helping in letting natural plant species thrive.
- Lose the lawn.
Lawn maintenance can easily eat away at your landscaping budget. Instead of high maintenance grass varieties, install a patio surface that will last longer and need minimal upkeep. You can have pavers or flagstones with pea gravel in between.
- Install artificial grass.
If you really love a green lawn but hate the maintenance part of it, put artificial grass instead. Recent varieties have looked much better and closer to a live lawn than its older counterparts. And if viewed from afar, only an expert can tell the difference. And the great thing about artificial grass is that while it will still need cleaning, it surely won’t die on your watch.
- Consider xeriscaping or fire-scaping.
A xeriscape is a landscape design that uses fire-proof plants which require little to no amount of water. Most of these plantings come from native species and highly adaptive imported ones. Not only do you get a colorful landscape, you’ll also protect your property from fire.
- Choose evergreens and perennials.
These plants thrive all year round and fill your yard with flowers every year without fail. Perennials don’t also need to be replanted. They mostly require trimming and watering.