While everyone wants to have a beautiful yard to accompany their beautiful home, the amount of maintenance that a beautiful yard requires is usually enough to scare people off of really putting in the effort to take their landscaping up a notch. However, there are things that you can do to make your property look great without having to spend hours and hours maintaining it each week.
To help you see how this can be possible for you, here are three ways to make your landscaping easier to maintain.
Replace Real Grass With Artificial Grass
For most people, nothing beats the feeling of lush grass. But while you might love the smell of fresh-cut grass, most people don’t want to spend hours each week sitting on their mower in order to get this result.
If this sounds like you, you might want to consider replacing your real grass with an artificial grass alternative. According to Kelsey Kloss, a contributor to CountryLiving.com, artificial grass requires essentially zero upkeep. So if you can handle having grass that feels a little different and doesn’t have that grass smell while also always looking perfect without you having to lift a finger, you may want to get a quote for installing some artificial grass on your property.
Install An Irrigation System
In the event that putting in artificial grass isn’t going to cut it for you, one thing you can do to make maintaining your grass easier is to install an irrigation system.
According to David Beaulieu, a contributor to The Spruce, it is possible to install an irrigation and water system yourself to save some money, but you’ll want to be sure that you know what you’re doing before you go tearing out the grass you’ve worked so hard to cultivate. And along with watering your grass with an irrigation system, you can also put in drip lines to water other plants and vegetation automatically rather than having to go out and do it all yourself.
Use More Hardscaping
Arguably the easiest yard to maintain is a yard where there’s nothing that’s actually alive that you need to try to keep alive. For most people, this will mean bringing more hardscaping into their landscape design rather than adding plants or other vegetation.
Some hardscaping options that you might want to consider, according to Scott Sowers, a contributor to House Logic, could include rock, a deck, pathways, a patio, outdoor seating and more. While you can accent your yard with bushes or shrubs that require very little maintenance, having the majority of your yard be hardscaped rather than landscaped will make everything easier to take care of.
If you want to have a gorgeous yard that you don’t have to worry about maintaining, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you achieve this.