It's all about making the right choices for your garden, but it's just as important to know what doesn't work. Check out your garden for any of these sins of the soil!
1. Choose The Right Tree
Planting trees and large shrubs too close to your house. You are asking for an arborist's or builders bill somewhere down the track. Check how big the tree will get at maturity. Unless you live on a lifestyle block, be cautious planting any tree in a smaller sized garden. Big trees in small gardens just don't work.
2. Don't Use Weedmat
Weed mat destroys soil structure, compacts the soil so air and water can't penetrate and over time, rids the soil of worms & doesn't stop weeds over time anyway.
3. Less Is More
Planting too many plant varieties. Heard the saying "less is more"? It applies to gardens too. It is well worth getting some expert advice and having a planting plan, so you don't get carried away.
4. Love Your Lawn
Not paying attention to that expensive ready lawn you laid. You will need to get it treated and sprayed regularly to stop weeds invading.
5. Are You a Good Match?
Choosing a garden style that doesn't suit your lifestyle. If you are thinking of looking after the garden yourself, just make sure that you have the time and the inclination. This is a good conversation to have when you plan the garden or consider buying a house with a high maintenance garden too.
Some pitfalls to avoid when working in your garden.
There you have it. Keep these top garden ideas in mind when you are planning a move or just some new planting and you'll be heading towards having a more beautiful lower maintenance garden in no time at all!