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Going Low Maintenance

Low Maintenance Landscape Designs: Tips and Ideas

The weather has been a bit up and down and really confused the plants too.  With some plants dying, others seem to thrive.  But how do we know what is best for our garden?  There are simple basics that is the foundation of any landscape.  Those basics stay the same.  To ensure you have the foundations right, low maintenance is key to starting your landscape.  It requires minimum upkeep, saving you heaps of time.  And it'll save you money in the long run and can even increase your property value.  Our designers have all the "know-how" and these are some tips they have.  

Tip 1:  Use river stones in your garden!

  • Easy to maintain, helps keep weeds at bay

  • Doesn’t attract pests (like some mulches can)

  • It improves drainage, especially with all the rain we've had.

  • And, done right, looks fabulous!

Tip 2: Mulch and Bark

  • Mulch helps control weeds, and retain moisture

  • In winter months, it helps against frost.  

  • Looks amazing!

  • (extra bonus tip:  There is a spray that you can spray over your mulch to stop the birds flicking it everywhere) - Let us know if you're interested.

Tip 3:  Water Features

  • These are low maintenance, despite what people might think.  

  • They provide a unique design to your property.

  • It adds the soothing sound of nature right to your doorstep.

  • And best of all, it enhances wildlife like birds and dragonflies.  

Tip 4:  Plants

  • Native is probably your best choice in all weather conditions, but if you want some specifics:

    • Lomandra flows beautifully in the wind and is not that fussed with the weather.

    • Perennials or shrubs, like blueberry. 

    • Now is a great time to feed your lawns and plant bulbs. 

Contact us to help you with the design of your landscape or get stuck in.  Send us your photos, we'd love to see your creations :)

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