Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the return with less labor?
Nebraska Yard Care is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the best tips to keep your garden low-maintenance.
- Put the right plant in the right spot
- Know your soil and light conditions and pick plants that will do well in those areas. It’s best to know where the plant is going before buying it.
- Get plants off to a good start
- Planting plants too deep is one of the main reasons plant fail. Follow proper planting procedures and add extra nutrients to ensure happy plants.
- Make a plan
- Plan the layout of your garden. Explore the area to know what gets the most sun to you can figure out the type of plants you need and where to place them.
- Consider sizes and spacing for plants
- Keep in mind the plant’s size when organizing them in your garden. You don’t want to overpower a garden with a single plant and create too much shade for smaller plants.
- Mulch is the best answer when it comes to weeding and watering. Adding a thick layer of mulch helps soil retain water and prevents seeds from sprouting.
- Make watering simple
- Add a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose. It’s best to water in the morning at the base of the plant.
- Utilize grass and ground covers
- You’ll save on mowing and give fewer spaces for weeds to grow. Ground covers can often grow where grass does not, making it a great alternative.
- Use shrubs
- Shrubs are easy to maintain and provide color to your garden in all seasons. Try and find plants that are native to your region for the best success.
- Choose sturdy plants
- Always use sturdy, healthy plants and be cautious of fast-spreading, invasive perennials.
- Hire a professional
- The best and easiest choice is to hire someone professionally skilled in flower bed maintenance. They can mulch, weed, and create a design plan that fits your needs and budget.
If you are looking for flower bed maintenance for your garden, contact Nebraska Yard Care. We can help you formulate the right plan for your yard and keep things growing healthy, strong, and weed-free.