Get A Wow All Year Round: Creating An (Almost) Zero Maintenance Garden

Everyone wants a beautiful garden in which they can relax and be at one with their own little piece of the great outdoors. The trouble is that very few of us have the time and effort spare to commit to maintaining one. Mowing the lawn, weeding, planting and all of the usual activities necessary for a beautiful garden may be fun and easy over the summer months but when the leaves fall from the trees and the rain clouds come out in force, many of us prefer the creature comforts of the great indoors.!d

The quandary, then, is how can we put together a garden that is not only beautiful all year round but requires an absolute bare minimum of maintenance. Believe it or not, it can be done. Here’s how…

Lose the lawn

A lush green lawn is a beautiful addition to any garden, but it also requires regular maintenance. If you’re not prepared for mowing, clipping and weeding on a weekly basis then it may be time to consider the alternatives. Fortunately they can be both beautiful and affordable. Paving your garden gives you absolute control over the look of your garden and with the huge variety of colors, shapes and materials on offer, there’s huge scope for customization allowing you to tailor the look of your garden to your own personal tastes. Of course, even the most robust weed control membrane may be breached every once in awhile so it’s important to be vigilant and patrol your garden with a bottle of weed killer handy every now and then.

For those who want the low maintenance benefits of paving while still enjoying the ability to plant, gravel lends a Mediterranean style to your garden while allowing you to plant drought resistant plants like lavender. This way you can give your garden some beautiful, colorful flourishes that provide nectar and pollen for visiting insects while also preventing weeds.

However, if you want the appearance of turf, as well as providing a soft, safe surface for your children to play on, a synthetic turf such as Multiturf may offer you the best of both worlds. Synthetic turfs look and feel much like regular grass yet require no mowing or other maintenance. For those who want a neat, lush lawn all year round, synthetic turf is the way to go.

The perfect plants

A lawn free garden will require some plants to prevent it from looking and feeling sterile and lifeless. But since we’re looking for low maintenance options, it’s vitally important to choose the right plants. Fortunately, there are many beautiful and hardy perennials that will add color and vibrancy to your garden yet expect almost nothing in return. Evergreen shrubs like holly, lavender and daphne are famously reliable though if you’re looking for a little more range of color we recommend the ‘Jules Verne’ peony, the Japanese barberry and ribbon grass.

With a little imagination, a beautiful yet relatively maintenance free garden is not a pipe dream but an affordable and attainable goal.

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Hiring a Good Paving Contractor

To enhance the beauty of your home you should look after a good paving and landscaping in the surroundings of your home. Paving materials and blocks are available in varying designs, color, shapes and textures. If your materials are complete but have no idea how to start beautifying your premises, hiring a contractor is the best idea. There are many contractors that would love to help you with your paving needs, you can find paving contractors near your area by searching online.

Paving Contractor

In our case hiring a contractor is easy because my father is a skilled carpenter as well as relatives. Most of the people around us are carpenters and mason too so we don’t need to spend time browsing for good contractors. My mother informed me that my uncle is paving the premises of our house from inside up to the garage.  He works despite the truth that we have no funds yet to pay him, he told my family just pay him when I already send funds which is maybe at the end of the month. He said it was better than just sitting at home without nothing to do unlike if he works he can expect money at the end of the day, which is right.

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Garden Landscaping and Paving Ideas

Sitting in a beautiful garden full of flowers and greens always makes me feel more relaxed. It is as if all the worries of the outside world is blocked and all that is left is tranquility. If you want to experience this, then make an effort to beautify your garden. You can either do it yourself or hire the services of a professional garden landscaping company. Do your research or ask your friends if they know of any reliable company. There are actually a lot of companies who advertise their services online. Just like Brett Landscaping, one of the UK’s leading providers of construction and landscaping materials.

Cobblestone, Away, Cobblestones, Pattern, Paving Stones

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The company specializes in the production and supply of high quality products and delivery of detailed information to architects, builders merchants, engineers, and contractors. Your garden, driveway gravel, and pavement will definitely look like something straight from a magazine after Brett has worked on it. A fountain or any water feature will certainly look good. Static water features have a peaceful and captivating charm about them. Garden designs that are square and geometrically shaped create a beautifully structured landscape that measures up perfectly. Fancy ornaments like statues, outdoor decor, right lighting, luscious plants, etc. are but a few elements in beautifying your garden.

Dandelion, Weed, Flower, Blossom, Bloom, Yellow

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Paving is also important. Brett has a wide range of high quality products, from the traditional gravel paving to the stylish block paving. If you want your garden to look unique, use Block Paving Circular features. The various Block Paving range includes Aura, Alpha Antique, Classico, Regatta, Beta, and Omega. Permeable Paving should be used to ensure that surface water is handled within the property rather than flooding public roads and drains. Pavers are available in various shapes, colors, sizes, and materials, that is why their costs differ. There are clay pavers which are made and fired like bricks. They last for many years even without maintenance. Concrete pavers are available in a wider variety of sizes and shapes than clay pavers. There are also natural stone pavers which are made from quarried stone. Some of the types of natural stone pavers are sandstone, granite, slate, blue stone and limestone. Their shapes vary too. Always check endurance details because strength also varies according to the type of rock. Natural stone pavers are usually more pricey than the manufactured types.

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