10 Tips For Creating A Low Maintenance Garden

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10 Tips for creating a low maintenance garden
10 Tips for creating a low maintenance garden

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my garden. It’s the perfect place to entertain, play with the dog, or just sit and read a book.

What I don’t love (or have time for) is all of the work that can come with having a garden. That is why I try to have the most low maintenance garden possible.

Over the years I have learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t…and thought I’d share them with you.

Read on to see find my tips for creating a low maintenance garden.

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  • We all benefit from planting native plants from our state or region. Some are more aggressive than others so we need to experiment to find those with friendly competition. What I mean by that is to plant similarly aggressive plants next to each other and they can create an organic shape without crowding each other out. Of course, aggressive natives do well on steep hills to prevent erosion and as ground covers in ugly areas as a filler.

    Most technical schools have an agriculture department or master gardener program with a list of noxious, non native invasives that are illegal to plant.

    Most importantly, we need those natives to attract butterflies, bees and other insects. We all need to educate ourselves on our local eco systems and it’s particular needs.

    • Thanks for the tips, Jaime! I agree that native plants make great additions to our gardens, and support our local environments at the same time.

  • Here’s another tip: when buying a home that’s already landscaped but maybe overgrown, what we have is the previous owners mistakes, now yours. The trees are now over shading the peonies, the lily of the valley has taken over, etc..

    Cleaning it out, moving things around, are best done with a new plan mapped out by your current light/shade mix. Lotsa luck!

    • That is very true, Jaime. I’m a big believer in creating a plan. It always makes the garden come together so much better in the end.

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