3 Cheats to Make Your Garden Easier to Maintain

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Everyone loves being in a beautiful garden, but not all of us have the green fingers we would like. 

Gardening can be labor-intensive and if you aren’t sure what you are doing, or how to care 
for your garden properly, you can easily spend a lot of money on not very much garden.
However, there are a few things you can do to make your garden a lot easier to maintain. All you
need is a little help.

Use a Landscape Designer

It is all too easy to spend a lot of money trying to build the perfect garden, but if you don’t have
 an eye for design, this could all be in vain. A much better idea is to ask a landscape designer
 to help you create and build a garden you will really love. Try www.allenoutdoorstl.com for 
some great professional advice.

A landscape designer can suggest simple garden designs you will be able to maintain easily
 but they will also be able to build it for you so that you only need to worry about maintenance 
later on. This is the best way for a non-gardener to get a dream garden.

Add Timed Sprinklers

If gardens need one thing, it is distilled water and yet, many people aren’t sure how best to water
their garden or when to do it. The best time to water your garden is always early in the 
morning so that the water has plenty of time to soak into the soil before it is evaporated in 
the heat of the day.

However, how much water you provide and how regularly depends on the type of 
soil you have and what the plants prefer. For example, a lawn would need a deep 
watering once a week - 
or more often in the summer - for strong root growth, but rockery plants might prefer more 
frequent, light waterings.

The real secret here is to install sprinkler systems that can manage all this for you. You can
 time the sprinklers to come on at the best time and give the optimum amount of water. 
No worries at all - and no need to get up early either!

Use Easy-to-grow Plants

Finally, your plant choice is vital to your success. Choose plants according to the type of
 soil you have and the conditions in your garden. So, if you have a shady area, make sure 
that you put shade-loving plants here. If you have a very exposed area that takes a lot of wind,
 plants that like these conditions should go here.

However, you can also change the conditions in some cases. Trees are a good way to
 provide shade and shelter in a bright, windy garden. Similarly, you can add topsoil where 
you have sandy or malnourished ground. Again, your landscape designer can help you plan 
how you alter your garden to create more suitable conditions.

Easy maintenance really comes down to playing to your garden’s strengths and having a 
clever design that will make maintenance fun and largely unnecessary. Of course, you could 
also hire a gardener to come and look after your garden…

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