While many of us dream of having a beautiful well maintained garden that we can relax in or that the kids or grand kids can run around and play in all day long, that dream is rarely a reality for many of us even if we do have the garden space, maintaining it takes time and effort and more often than not we can tend to let things get a little wild before we decide that plants need trimming or the lawn needs replanting. Here are some suggestions for having a great garden no matter what your lifestyle.
Keep things simple
If you lead a busy lifestyle and have kids and cannot afford to hire a gardener to take care of your garden for you then you may want to dial things back on your garden, at least till the kids are older. Stick with a simple straight forward lawn. Green grass that only needs to be watered and cut occasionally. You can hire a neighbourhood kid to help with moving the lawn or get one of your kids to do it as a chore or way of getting some extra pocket money. If even that is too difficult to maintain, consider getting rid of the grass and having an outdoor yard. You can find paving companies that will drop by and do this for you over a weekend.
Check with local paving companies Perth about their rates and either get the whole space paved or at least a small section paved off – it’ll mean less maintenance in the long run.
A dream garden
If you are retired or really love gardening then perhaps keeping things simple is not for you. You can then go all out and start setting up flower beds and planters. Ask your local florist for what plants grow best in your area and for flowering plants that are hardy. Remember that all plants are relatively high maintenance and you will need to spend time with them – the added bonus however, is that it is restful and a great way to unwind and relax at the end of the day. If you have kids then we would advise that you have your beautiful flower beds but also have a space in which they can run around and play without worrying about wrecking your plants.
Maintaining a garden
Maintaining any kind of garden is no easy feat. You need to water and fertilize regularly, and some people day that spending time with and talking to plants or playing them music can also help them flourish!