Tips for a Low Maintenance and Water Saving Gardens

Plant low maintenance plants that don't need lots of pruning and watering. Coniferous shrubs and flowering shrubs are great! Dwarf evergreens are slow-growing and needing little care; many are drought tolerant as well.

Planting ground cover plants will slow down the growth of weeds. Mulches such as slate and bark are also great to stop weed growth. They also help keep the soil cool and retains moisture; therefore less watering.

Planting perennials will save you money since you will not need to buy annuals every year. Again choose drought tolerant plants and native plants also consider their light requirements; this affects the amount of watering required.

Patio and path areas created with natural porous materials are low maintenance and can produce a fantastic, low maintenance affect in your garden.

Harvest rainwater by installing water butts to water plants and lawns. When you water always water the roots! Water in mornings and evenings to stop the sun making the water evaporate.

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