Making the garden easy to care for
Those who have little time and still have their green kingdom
Table of Contents
- Terraces, Seating, Paths - Materials and Equipment
- Water in the garden - that's easy to look after
- Designing the garden with plants
- Beautiful flowerbeds - very lazy
Creating an easy-care garden requires a bit more work in the beginning, but later rewards you with more enjoyment. Gardening should be carried out carefully at the beginning of gardening.
This begins with preparing the soil for future vegetable, herb and flower beds. This includes removing the turf at the required places, digging the soil, and meticulously removing root weeds and stones.
If you invest more time and effort at the beginning, unnecessary weeding is avoided. In addition to the most easy-care planting, the design of terraces, seats, paths and the garden pond should also be carried out with a view to the subsequent care.back to top
Terraces, Seating, Paths - Materials and Plant
When designing Terraces and seats should be easily selected for cleaning. If wood flooring is used, it is best to choose weather-resistant material such as larch, which does not require regular weather protection measures. If the terrain is uneven, the plots of land must first be laboriously leveled when laying boards or paving. Easier to implement are wooden decks. Here a sturdy substructure, which is individually adapted to the garden landscape, is sufficient.
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Screen walls at seats or at the garden border are quickly assembled and require less care than hedges that need a regular cut. When creating the beds are just edges ideal that the lawnmower can easily run over.back to the beginning
Water in the garden - this is also easy to clean
A small, shallow basin with straight walls or a ready pond with different Planting zones already do less work at the plant than a naturally designed pond with foil. Costly technology can and should be avoided for ponds of this size.
Only a few, robust plants that do not proliferate are planted. The water plants are all placed in baskets or pots and then placed in the pond accordingly, facilitates the subsequent care measures, such as cleaning the pond and splitting the plants. It would also be conceivable to have a waterhole entirely without plants, for example a springstone or a simple pool of water.back to top
Designing the garden with plants
The most important thing first: trees and shrubs. Especially in small gardens, trees and shrubs are to be carefully selected. The garden size and the later size of the trees must be considered in any case in the garden design. For small gardens, small trees are selected which do not later cast too much shade and need not be kept in check by cutting.
The same is true for shrubs, because some species become very expansive in height and width over the years. Otherwise shrubs are ideal, which require no or only rarely a cut. These include many flowering shrubs such as Philadelphus, Kolkwietzie, Deutzia, old roses or modern shrub roses.
It does not always have to be an English lawn, especially in the natural garden a flower meadow has its charm and mowing is limited to twice a year: once in June / July and a second time in the fall.
In the vegetable garden, gardening is limited if easy-care salads and vegetables are grown. These include iced and pickled lettuce, asiasalad, kohlrabi, carrots, peas, radishes, chard, zucchini and rhubarb.back to top
Beautiful flowerbeds - very lazy
For the flower garden, it is important to count on a few, To limit the robust species and to plant them in a suitable location. In order to suppress emerging weeds and keep the moisture in the soil, open areas are planted or mulched with ground cover.
Tulips in spring are beautiful, but also very short-lived. Better are onion flowers that multiply themselves and are largely avoided by the voles, for example daffodils, grape hyacinths, winterlings and snowdrops.
Annual summer flowers add color to the bed, but also do some work. They have to be re-seeded each year and thinned out after emergence, in the fall they must be removed from the beds. Ideal are those that sow alone after flowering, such as marigolds, maidens in the countryside, poppies or cosmees. Excessive plants are easily torn out.
It's not that difficult to make a garden easy to care for. Good planning and the restriction to a few materials and garden plants make the green hobby manageable.
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