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Low Effort, High Reward Gardening Ideas

We have inherited the idea that gardening is an immense challenge. But the truth is that it is actually much easier than the average person believes. It is just a question of implementing low effort, high reward ideas and bringing them to fruition. 

Sow Seeds Into Paving Cracks

Fixing cracks in your paving is a time-consuming job that requires endlessly refilling with mortar or pebbles. It is heavy work. 

Sowing seeds into paving, however, provides you with a quick and easy solution. Instead of putting in effort yourself, just let nature do the work. Start by choosing a hard-growing perennial, like thyme. And then sow it in any unsightly gaps you no longer want to see. Over time, the plants will fill the gaps, covering them up completely. 

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Opt For Artificial Turf

This infographic, entitled, Everything You Need To Know About Fake Grass, drives the point home – artificial turf is so much more convenient than a regular lawn, for some home owners. As my single girlfriend who had kids and a doggy installed it without owning a lawnmower. There is virtually no maintenance. Weeds- not a problem. And because it does not grow, you do not need to mow it, saving you masses of time and time is Money.

The great thing about artificial grass is that you can cut it to pretty much whatever shape you like. So if you’ve got an odd bit of grass on your property that no longer produces new growth, simply carpet the area in the synthetic alternative and you will never have to maintain it. 

Use A Pressure Washer On Your Patio Or Deck

Patios and decks accumulate dirt over time, causing them to become darker and more faded. Usually, though, this accumulation is purely superficial, meaning that you can use a pressure washer to remove it. The high-speed jet of water emanating from the hose blasts off any dust from the surface, making it look like new again. 

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Hang Some Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are ridiculously simple to install and they immediately lift your garden’s mood. They work particularly well in outdoor dining areas, especially in the evening and at night. Just make sure that any lights you buy are suitable for the outdoors. 

Place An Outdoor Mirror Behind Your Shrubs

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Outdoor mirrors have much the same effect on exterior spaces as their indoor counterparts: they make it feel bigger. Place them behind your flower beds to instantly create a sensation of space. 

Edge The Lawn

Gardeners usually do edging by hand using a large pair of edging shears. But you can sidestep this chore by placing edging stones around the periphery of your garden. These stop the grass from growing over the edge and into your beds, getting rid of the need to trim it back in the future. What is more, you can usually lay stones in less than an hour. 

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Add Cushions 

Today, there are special outdoor cushions that will not grow moldy if you leave them outside. They make the perfect addition to your seating areas, helping to make them more comfortable. 

So there you have it: some low effort, high reward gardening ideas anyone can try. Which will you choose? 

Until next time, dear friends


Photographs listed here do not belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com


4 thoughts on “Low Effort, High Reward Gardening Ideas

  1. That’s an incredibly complex wall of green in that feature/last image! I love it. Those all very good ideas, Luda. I’m watching some snow fall right now, so I can put off gardening a while longer.😆

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