As summertime creeps up just around the corner, chance are you’re starting to look at your yard more. During winter, you can get away with a less than stellar outdoor space since you’re not spending much time out there anyway.
However, when the sun is shining, you probably want to enjoy the sun and kick back al fresco. A nice yard doesn’t come for free, however. In order to be able to enjoy your yard and make it beautiful, you have to be willing to put in the work.
If endless hours of landscaping doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, then you’re not alone. The good news is that even though you’ll need to put in some effort, there are ways to minimize your workload.
Here are some of the best tips for a low-maintenance yard that looks fab.
Get a New Fence
One of the simplest ways to give your yard a breath of new life is to replace your old fence. If you’ve never assembled a fence before and haven’t the least clue about all of the components of a fence, don’t worry!
There are specialists who can get the job done for you, which means even less work for you to do!
Ditch Your Grass
Before you start wondering how you can have beautiful grass without having to actually take care of it, just know that it’s not an option. Unless you want to pay someone else to come and take care of it for you, then you’ll have to ditch it altogether.
Grass is a plant just like any other and requires trimming, food, sunlight, and water. Rocks, on the other hand, are much easier to take care of!
Consider getting rid of grass and putting in stones or gravel instead! You can get creative by blending different textures together and creating a backdoor space that is beautiful yet doesn’t require any mowing!
Go For Low-Maintenance Plants
One of the hardest parts of having a yard is taking care of your plants. Rather than opting for plants that are hard to take care of, go for ones that are easy breezy. Choose plants that look good at any time of year so you can cut back on your maintenance. Plants that look great even when they’re not blooming are a must!
When choosing flowers, go for perennials instead of annuals, so you don’t have to replant every year. Above all, choosing plants that are native to where you live will require the least amount of fuss to maintain. If they’re in their natural habitat, then you won’t have to worry about them getting the right amount of light or temperature levels. They’ll be happy as they are!