If you’d like to spend more time lounging around in your garden rather than digging and doing the heavy gardening work, you’re at the right place. Having a nice garden is something to be proud of, but sometimes it can be quite hard to maintain. So, here are some gardening hacks that will make your garden look lush all while saving you time.
Don’t remove the roots
What do you do with your plants after the season is through? Your natural instinct is probably to say – well, I should pull up the roots! We’re sorry to say, but if you’re passionate about saving time, this is the last thing you should do. Just leave them in place. It’s also known as the “chop and drop” approach, and it’s a great way to provide additional nutrients to the soil. Dead vegetation on top serves as mulch for new growth, while the rotting roots below provide nutrients for the soil. Roots from legumes, such as beans and peas, are particularly useful because they release nitrogen as they decompose.
Grow dwarf plants
Increase the density and compactness of your garden by introducing dwarf types of plants. These plants have been specifically engineered to need less cutting and trimming. If you’re looking for low-maintenance plants for hedging or bordering your yard or garden, you’ll be pleased to learn that many of the plants you’ll find are available in dwarf or compact types that don’t need as much pruning as their larger cousins. Also, the plants native to Australia such as westringia, lily pily, banksia, and bottlebrush are all easy to find in compact varieties that are much easier to maintain.
Hire a gardener
If your budget allows the ultimate tip for cutting on your own gardening time is to hire a gardener to handle it all for you. If you live in one of Sidney’s gorgeous suburbs, highly professional gardener in Eastern Sydney is recommended, whether you need a one-time service or an ongoing program to keep your garden at its best. Their staff of qualified and professional gardeners can handle all of your landscaping needs and keep your property looking its finest. Whether you’re looking for advice on how frequently to water your lawn or how to apply the right seasonal fertilizer, they’ll be happy to help. You can sit back and relax in your luscious garden, knowing that your plants are being taken care of.
Plant some succulents
If you’re looking for low-maintenance plants, succulents are your best bet. Because of the wide variety of colors and forms available, a succulent arrangement may be enjoyed throughout the year. If you’re thinking about starting a garden this spring, they’re perfect for inexperienced gardeners! They’re ideal for time-strapped gardeners since they just need occasional watering and feeding with a liquid fertilizer. When you buy fertilizer, make sure that it’s one catered to succulents.
Keep the herbs close to your kitchen
If you often cook with herbs and salad greens, it makes sense to grow them as near to your home as possible. You may even grow them in your kitchen if you have the room. If you don’t have a garden, you may save time and even eat a more plant-based diet by having the greens close at hand.
Install an irrigation system
To save time and ensure proper watering, consider installing a timer-controlled watering system. This way, you may sleep in on the weekend while still watering your garden. When you go out to shop for an irrigation system, make sure that you get one that comes with a timer. You will have more leisure time, and you won’t have to hassle your friends to water your plants when you go away for the weekend.
Care for your tools
One of the many mistakes hobby gardeners make is that they don’t really care for their tools. If you’re not sure which tools you should always have handy as a beginner gardener, check out this article. Of course, quality tools are an essential part of every successful garden. If your tools are rusting and are dull, you should get them professionally cleaned and sharpened, or just throw them out and get some new ones. Make sure to clean your tools after each use. Not only will this make your tools last longer, but it’ll also prevent cross-contamination between the plants.
Having a gorgeous garden is not an easy task, however, in order to get the best-looking plants you need to learn to work smarter not harder. We hope that these tips have been of help!
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.