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​10 great ideas to make gardening easier

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Everyone loves a beautiful garden, and there's no doubt that gardening is a thoroughly therapeutic hobby! However, maintaining a garden properly entails a good deal of sweat and toil, and this pleasurable activity can easily turn into a laborious chore. Plants need a lot of care and it’s a fair amount of work doing the weeding, watering and pruning every day – not to mention keeping insects at bay. With this in mind, we bring to you today 10 excellent ways to make your gardening job a piece of cake! Let's take a look…

1. Non-stick tools

Cleaning gardening implements takes time and energy. No need to waste time scrubbing away at the soil that adheres stubbornly to your spade—simply buy modern tools like a non-stick spade for a simpler cleaning process!

2. Low-maintenance rockery

mediterranean Garden by SOL AG
SOL AG

SOL Ausstellungsgarten Grenchen

SOL AG

Opting for aesthetically appealing arrangements of stone to form a rockery is a brilliant way to have a low-maintenance but beautiful garden. Stones don’t need watering or weeding!

3. ​Simplicity is the key

Keep it simple. Make fewer flowerbeds and remember that it is easier to tend to a limited variety of plants. Opt for low-maintenance plants rather than high-maintenance ones like orchids, which require a lot of attention.

4. ​Grassy alternatives

minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

We all love a green lawn but mowing the grass and keeping it well-maintained is a time-consuming activity. Invest in artificial turf which looks like as beautiful as grass and needs minimum care!

5. ​Avoid thirsty plants

Certain plants like strawberry and bamboo need a lot of water. They rapidly absorb the moisture and nutrients from the soil around them and other plants do not fare well in their vicinity.

6. ​Potted plants

classic Garden by My Little Jardin
My Little Jardin

Potée dipladenia et gaura

My Little Jardin

Flowerpots are a great option for delicate plants that cannot survive in harsh weather. When placed in a pot, these sensitive plants can easily be moved indoors when the season changes.

7. ​Preventing weeds

minimalistic Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Canopy Lane

Aralia

Scattering a good quantity of wood chips in the flowerbeds is an effective method to prevent the proliferation of weeds.

​8. Worthwhile investment

 Garden  by Ingarden Limited
Ingarden Limited

Stainless Steel Garden Tap Station with Hose Reel, Tap and Platform

Ingarden Limited

Watering the entire garden under the blistering sun on a hot summer day is a tiresome chore. A sprinkler system isn’t exactly cheap, but it sure saves a lot of time and energy!

9. ​Elegant shrubbery

Like a rockery, a shrubbery is another low-maintenance option. Shrubs are perennial plants and are easy to look after as they require minimum watering and infrequent pruning. And they look beautiful too!

10. ​Pretty path

Walking on a garden path is a delightful experience! You can plant shrubs and dwarf plants in a seemingly random manner on either side of the path for a really easy-to-maintain and lovely garden.

With these 10 handy tips, doing the daily gardening and creating a marvellous green wonderland is sure to be child's play! For more gorgeous home ideas, check out: 9 beautifully unusual homes you won't forget

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