Who doesn’t love a gorgeous garden? Especially in summer, when the sun comes out and we can finally get some use out of it! The one thing I hate about gardens is that they’re sometimes hard to maintain. You have so many different chores that take up way too much time. In the end, most of us end up with unkempt gardens that don’t look as nice as we’d hoped.
However, you can make your pesky garden chores so much easier to handle if you just try out a few easy tips:
Take the little and often approach
Doing small tasks more frequently is much easier than spending hours going through loads. Think about it; what seems like more effort to you? Imagine waking up on Saturday and realising you have to cut the lawn, de-weed the garden, trim the brushes, check on your flowers, and so on. You instantly know that most of your day will be taken up. On the other hand, imagine you just go out and do little things whenever you have time. Instead of a whole day being taken up with gardening tasks, you end up with more free time. So, your weekends are available for you to enjoy some wonderful trips rather than spending most of your time in the garden doing work.
Think about removing your lawn
Want to be done with mowing your lawn forever? Then get rid of it. You could lay down some patio and fancy gravel to create a grass-free garden. It’s a modern look, and you don’t really need grass, do you? If you hate this thought because you love having a green lawn, then consider artificial grass instead. One of the main benefits of artificial grass is that it’s easier to maintain as you don’t need to cut it with a lawnmower. So, you get the best of both worlds; a garden with a beautiful green lawn, but without the stress of needing to mow it every week or so!
Take advantage of things that do the work for you
Why spend ages pulling up weeds when you have tools that take care of the job for you? Weed killer destroys the weeds while you’re off sipping a cocktail in some fancy bar. A strimmer lets you get rid of the dead weeds in a few seconds, rather than half an hour. Automatic sprinklers water your lawn while you’re off doing whatever you like. So, you don’t have to stand there with a watering can going over everything. My point is that there are things available that do a lot of your work for you. So, take advantage of them to give yourself more free time away from garden maintenance.
These three ideas will make garden chores easier to handle, but there’s one other idea as well. Get other people to do the work for you! If you have kids, then garden chores are a great way to give them pocket money. If not, then hire a gardener (if you can afford it) to visit now and then. If you make your pesky garden chores more manageable, then it gives you more time to enjoy the finer things in life!