Little maintenance on the urban garden!
Who doesn’t want it? The real man or woman with green fingers does not turn his or her hand to maintain an urban garden. However, many find a nice urban garden wonderful to stay in, but not for weekly weeding, pruning, etc. There are some tricks you can pay attention to to limit maintenance.
In your house you also start with the floor and therefore also in the garden. This immediately takes the biggest cause of the weekly maintenance.
An open door is of course only tiles in your garden. But if you make your garden green with pots? you still have to check them weekly for weeds and in long persistent warm and dry weather put the sprinkler on the plants daily to keep them alive.
Partly tiles and partly soil for plants is partly a solution. The problem remains in the soil in front of the plants or trees. A slightly lower frequency with spraying is fine for plants in the open ground, but weeds will continue to grow in any case.
Just like a living room, a garden is very personal, but gravel works well in the sleek garden, the classic garden, the traditional rose garden, etc. etc. You just have to be good with gravel.
Gravel in combination with, for example, large hardwood decking or in combination with large anthracite-colored natural stone is an excellent solution to protect against weeds. Determine where you want your plants and / or trees, free the weeds and buy a large piece of root cloth that you secure tightly at the place where you want your plants and / or trees. Make holes where the plants will go and dig a hole as you normally would when planting. After planting, put the cut root cloth back as close to the plant or tree as possible and do this with everything that needs to be planted. Then apply a solid layer of gravel. There are various colors for sale, so combine it conveniently with the tiled floor and / or deck (s).
Plants and trees
You cannot prevent pruning with plants and trees, but you must know how to prune a rose, while, for example, a Bolacacia simply needs to be pruned back once a year to the roots of the branches. You can also look at your plants and trees in such a way, at least if there are among the simple pruners. growth is also what you like. After all, an easy to prune plant that you find ugly is not a solution either.
A simple pruner ?? which has been approved can also be found in several places in the garden, and also consider placing these plants or trees symmetrically in the garden. This in combination with gravel, natural stone and / or hardwood decking can produce a nice, calm and balanced picture.
In addition to this solution, there should also be more space between the plants. The gravel can be seen!
More maintenance-free parts in the garden
Of course, a part can also be filled in with a beautiful work of art in the garden, possibly in combination with a beautiful large mirror and beautifully illuminated spotlight. Nice layout and hardly any maintenance.
A sunny place can also be filled in with a large sundial or a sleek water feature.
Anyway, in addition to the well-known garden centers, there are businesses that specialize in sculptures or water features for the garden. Have a look around there too.