Believe it or not, you don’t necessarily have to be a dedicated gardener or particularly green fingered in order to have an appealing outdoor space that you’d be happy to spend time in. Sure, you could fill your backyard with high maintenance flower beds, ponds that require hours of cleaning, or non-native trees that require plenty of TLC. But if you want to make your life easier for yourself, there are plenty of alternative options that are much less time consuming and require a whole lot less effort. So, if this sounds like something that could appeal to you, here are a few ideas to incorporate into your low maintenance outdoor living space!
Low Maintenance Decking
If you have a lot of grass in your backyard, chances are that you’ll spend a whole lot of time going over it with the lawnmower and strimmer, or pulling up weeds and spraying weed killer. This can be avoided by replacing parts of your grass with decking. Duofuse decking from Principality Plastics Warehouse can be used to create a maintenance friendly terrace. Unlike the tropical hardwood or plain stone that is most commonly used for outdoor decking, Duofuse composite decking boards combine all of the benefits of both worlds. It has a natural look and exceptional durability and will generally keep itself clean, as dirt easily washes away from its surface when it rains.
Sure, flowering trees are beautiful in the summer. But they require a whole lot of care and attention in the form of pruning, trimming, and crowning. So, if you want greenery that will take care of itself, these probably aren't the best option for you. Instead, consider investing in evergreen trees. These will generally thrive alone. Plus, they keep their leaves in the autumn and winter months, so you don’t have to worry about raking up a load of leaves as the seasons change. Firs are perhaps the most popular option. But did you know there are various species of Fir for you to pick from? The most common are Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, and Nordmann Fir. However, there are also less common varieties available.
If you want wildlife to frequent your outdoor space, but don’t want the hassle of constantly having to clean and change bird feeders, there are other features that will bring local critters into your backyard without quite as much effort required on your part. Consider investing in a bird bath. Once this has been placed outside and filled with water, it will generally take care of itself, refilling as and when it rains.
Sure, your garden could require plenty of work, but why make life hard for yourself? These are just a few different ideas to get you started on the right foot. So, incorporate them into your outdoor space as soon as possible!