Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tips for Low Fuss Gardens

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Tips for Low Fuss Gardens

Article excerpt

IF YOU prefer to spend your time in the garden relaxing in a hammock rather than pushing a mower, sculpting hedges or trimming trees a keep these five tips to low-fuss gardening in mind.

1. Minimal lawn

Get rid of as much lawn as possible. Lawns are high maintenance a you'll use more time, energy and money maintaining a lawn than an entire garden.

Consider as alternatives larger, paved or outdoor sitting areas, bigger garden beds and gravel paths through dense plantings.

Install a solid edge on what lawn remains to avoid wasting time trimming and to hinder lawn runners growing into garden beds.

2. Plant local

Talk to your local nurseryman, check out council plantings and have a look over the garden fence to see what's doing well in your area.

Don't even bother putting in that lavender or rose bush unless you have the optimum growing conditions.

Same story when it comes to soil types a read the labels of plants you want to buy. …

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