Family Garden

Gardens For Less

Are you someone who’s naturally drawn to the outside and loves spending time in the garden, creating an oasis of green tranquillity? Perhaps your fingers are well and truly of the green variety and nothing makes you happier than taking a day to get those outside jobs done and keeping your garden in perfect health.

On the other hand, maybe you don’t have the first idea about what goes in the garden and you would struggle to identify pretty much any flower. If this sounds more like you, then you’re in luck. In this short blog, we’re taking a look at how to create a low-maintenance garden that will need only the minimal of care and upkeep throughout the year.


Although the idea of paving it all over might feel tempting, having something of a green area looks and feels better to you. However the constant weeding and sowing to replace any bald spots is becoming time-consuming, so what’s the alternative?

Artificial grass is fast becoming the option of choice for so many people who just don’t have time to tend to lawns but enjoy looking out on green open spaces.

Send off for your Artificial Grass Samples and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of different shades, from longer to shorter cuts and even stripes, if you prefer that freshly mowed look. Once you lay down your new lawn you’ll be glad you made the decision and with only the odd hose-down to keep it clean you’ll be free to do more exciting things.


If you’ve got a wide bedding area with lots of soil, you might consider reducing this by grassing over it and introducing some free-standing bedding planters. You can buy them ready-made in various sizes from your local gardening centre or create your own with railway sleepers. With less to do, you’ll be able to pick carefully some low maintenance planting options that require minimal care but give you year-on-year flowering results.

When your flowers and your lawn is on track and you’ve transformed your hard work into significantly less of a task, then you’ll be able to think about some garden furniture that will set off your garden perfectly. Treat yourself to a new set of chairs and a table, a fire pit or outside kitchen. Don’t forget to include some great lighting to extend those warm evenings even longer and provide a little extra warmth even when the sun goes down.

You could treat yourself to a state-of-the-art BBQ that gives you plenty of options for grilling, frying and so on and some additional space to keep food piping hot.

Consider too some security lighting that will come on when the sensor is triggered to help keep your garden and your home safe.

You may not have green fingers but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy your newly formed garden. Create your little haven of tranquillity and you’ll be heading outdoors again and again.

*This is a collaborative post*

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