Everyone loves a beautiful and inviting backyard landscape. From comfortable sitting areas to special elements that make the space unique, a well-designed backyard landscape can transform your outdoor space. But while a good-looking landscape is a great addition to your home, they can often require a lot of maintenance. While having a fun and inviting backyard can be gratifying, spending all your time maintaining it…not so much. So if you find yourself wanting an enjoyable backyard landscape but don’t have a lot of time to spend on maintenance, here are some tips to build your own low maintenance landscape.
Keep It Natural
Start by using the natural elements you already have in your backyard. Keep existing shrubs, trees, ponds, rocks, or other elements and integrate them into your overall design. By incorporating naturally-occurring elements, you’re creating a landscape that is decorative but also low maintenance.
Get Rid of Grass
Lawns can look great but they are very time-consuming. Many homeowners spend a great deal of their weekends mowing and maintaining their lawns and you can avoid this by getting rid of grass entirely. Instead of grass, use groundcovers that provide a nice aesthetic but cut down on the need for grass maintenance.
Keep Weeds at Bay
Almost as much as mowing your grass, weeding can be a huge pain for many homeowners. If you have a garden as part of your landscape, you know that weeds are a big problem. Try mulching your garden to help prevent weeds while keeping your space looking great.
Another great addition is a concrete patio. Concrete patios are renowned for being low maintenance flooring options. With a decorative concrete patio in any number of designs, you can get a space that is both beautiful and requires very little regular maintenance.