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How To Design A Low-Maintenance Yard

Lauren Dunec Hoang
Publication date:
January 9, 2022
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How To Design A Low-Maintenance Yard

The most common request from garden designers is for a low-maintenance garden. To achieve this, it is important to choose unfussy plants that naturally grow in your area or similar climate regions and that need little care to thrive. There are 12 ideas to set up your garden to spend less time weeding, mowing and mulching, and more time enjoying the space itself. These include creating outdoor living areas, patios, decks and terraces, which cut down on planting space and lawns, and require less maintenance than garden beds. The most important details in this text are that losing the lawn or reducing its size can reduce the time spent mowing, fertilizing, weeding and reseeding.

In this backyard in Texas, designers at B. Jane Gardens kept the lawn size down and carved out space for an outdoor dining patio. In Wiltshire, England, a narrow planting bed bordering the seating area has a big impact in the design by being lifted to waist-height in an L-shaped raised bed. Finally, choose unfussy plants well-suited to your area and that need little care to thrive.


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Lauren Dunec Hoang
How To Design A Low-Maintenance Yard
January 9, 2022
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