Gardening is a truly rewarding activity, but it can also be very time consuming. Some people stereotype gardening as an activity that is reserved for retired women who enjoy their golden years taking care of their flowers and herbs. They assume that the rest of us couldn’t possibly find the time adorn our homes with plants and greenery. But, these people are actually mistaken. The trick is to take a simple approach and opt for certain low-maintenance techniques. To build the perfect low-maintenance garden, use planters instead of your yard, grow succulents and other low-maintenance plants, and confine your garden to a small space.
Planters vs. In-ground
One of the most difficult and involved aspects of building a garden is preparing the location. For many people, that includes, tilling, digging, fertilizing, and more. The process of preparing your soil for growth is an entire project on its own. You can skip this process entirely by opting to grow your plants in containers instead of in the ground. This way, you can set up your garden in no time. You can simply organize your planters however you’d like, fill them with fertile soil, and begin the planting process.
When it’s time for the planting process, you must decide which plants you would like to grow in your garden. This is another thing that discourages the novice gardener. Many people believe that growing plants is a high maintenance, time-consuming task. For some, this is true. But, it doesn’t have to be that way for everyone. For the gardener with limited time and resources, succulents are a great family of plants to choose from. Cacti are a type of succulent, but don’t let that lead you to believe that they are not beautiful. There are many different variations of succulents, growing in many colors, shapes, and sizes. They require little water and maintenance, and look wonderful in an outdoor setting.
Limit Your Space
Sometimes, when growing a garden, people often get a bit too excited. They pick a huge location in the yard and plan to grow every little thing that piques their interest. Remember not to overdo it. This seems fun at first, but it can quickly become extremely overwhelming. Be sure to avoid this issue and save yourself plenty of time and frustration. When planning your garden, deliberately limit your available space. You may even want to place your planters on a balcony or patio. This will ensure that you save time setting up and maintaining your new garden.
Gardening isn’t just for the people who have the whole day at their disposal. Some of us don’t have the time or skill, but still would also enjoy having a little plant life around to keep the energy fresh in our homes. There are options for the gardener in this predicament. If you use planters, grow succulents, and limit your growing area, you’ll hardly have to do any work at all!