If you are someone who leads a busy life, you may find it a struggle to find the time to get your garden to the level that you would like it at. Keeping on top of a small garden can take a lot of time and effort, but to get the benefits and enjoyment from your garden you may feel as though you need to put lots of hours worth of work. This is not always the case, as there ways that you have a very low-maintenance garden that you can relax in, and that can provide some crops for you to enjoy. Here are some tips for you to get the best out of your garden with the least amount of hard work and effort.
Do Away With The Lawn
Mowing the lawn can be a tiresome task. When the height of the summer hits you will probably notice that it needs mowing again almost as soon as you have done it once. This can be a bit of a pain, especially when it is not the only thing that needs to be regularly maintained in your garden. Synthetic grass is one alternative to make sure that you have a green space that you can enjoy in your garden.
Another good option would be to get some decking fitted and then surround this with planters or flower beds.
Pick Low Maintenance Crops
There are lots of vegetables and crops that are very easy to grow and won’t require a great deal of time and effort from you. Planting can take as little as few minutes and as long as there is a long enough window of opportunity to harvest them, there will be little risk of them spoiling if you don’t manage to find the time to get out there and get them up in time. The advantage of having a wider time that you can get them in out of the ground means that you can pick the crops as you need to eat them, helping them to stay fresh for longer.
Some of the best low-maintenance crops that you can go for are potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, kale, carrots, spinach, shallots, squashes, and garlic. Water them occasionally, and check every now and again and see if they need a bit of weeding and you should have plenty of fresh garden-grown vegetables with minimal fuss.
Use Planters For Vegetables
Use some great character planters out of recycled wooden boxes or tins and you could add some real charm to your outdoor space. Neatly line them up around the edge of patios or along the sides of paths and they will keep your garden looking neat.
The great thing about using planters for your vegetables is that you can easily move them around your garden in order to help you to get the best of the sunlight and moisture for the plants. Using planters will mean that there are fewer weeds, and that will make them much easier to maintain. There’s less chance of soil-bourne diseases too, so you won’t be risking your crops turning bad.