6 Tips for the Lazy Gardener

If you love having a beautiful-looking garden, but you aren’t exactly the green-fingered type and you’d rather be doing something, anything, else but gardening, I’ve got you covered with my top tips for the lazy gardener. Read on to find out how you can have the garden of your dreams without all of the hard work that comes with it.

  1. Outsource it all

Okay, so we may as well start with the laziest option of them all: outsourcing. If you really don’t want to toil away in your garden, but you do have some spare money to spend, why not hire a lawn mowing service, pay someone to pull weeds, or employ a local high school student to paint your fence? You’ll get the garden of your dreams without having to do anything at all – what’s not to love about that?

  1. Buy flower- impregnated turf

If you want your lawn to be filled with the colors, shapes, and smells that only flowers can provide, but you don’t feel like digging around in the dirt, planting bulbs and all that entails, simply by some wildflower turf that has already been impregnated with everything you need to grow a kaleidoscope of colors. Simply lay it on the soil and it will pretty soon bed in and start to grow, If you live in a dry area, you may need to water it now and again, but other than that, you can be pretty hands-off.

  1. Perennials are the best plants

If you are happy to do a little planting, choose perennials, Why? Because they will grow back year after year, which means not only will you save a lot of time in the garden, but you’ll also save a fair amount of money too. You know it makes sense.

  1. Fallen leaves feed the garden

If you’re plagued by falling leaves in the fall and winter months, you may be interested to know that they actually make a pretty good mulch for flowers, so although you may still want to rake the leaves off your lawn for a perfectly manicured look, you don’t really need to waste time removing them from the flowerbeds too, they’ll feed the worms, keep the soil moist and feed your flowers so that they look even more amazing when the spring rolls around.

  1. Invest in a drip irrigation system

Drip irrigation systems automate the process of watering plants and flowers, while also minimizing the amount of water you need to use. So, if you’re a bit lax with your watering efforts, inv esting in one of these could be a really smart move all around.

  1. Install paving or decking

Installing paving or decking in the garden will minimize the amount of lawn care you need to do. Paving and decking are far easier to keep clean and neat than wild garden, but great for sitting on – you do the math!

As you can see, you really can maintain a beautiful garden without doing too much hard work, so what are you waiting for?

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