A garden requires constant maintenance, but there is the possibility to arrange a no-work garden that stays beautiful all year. Here are the tricks, plants and conditions necessary to have a garden that you should not make a constant effort to work.
As style a no-work garden is not a wild garden, and this type of garden is relaxing, colorful and entertaining. A garden that you don’t have to take care constantly is particularly handy for holyday courtyards, but it is welcome and permanent housing court, given that it is easy and simple to maintain.
The first step to have a no-work garden is to take care of the soil that must be thorough cleaned and removed of all possible roots of weeds.
Invest in quality soil. A rich soil, organic support the development of plants without the need for repeated watering, fertilizing and extra care. An essential step to set to a no-work garden is a soil test that will tell you exactly what type of soil you have in order to choose garden plants perfectly suited to that kind of soil.
Even if it is a no-work garden you need to do some regular maintenance. The first is annual soil fertilization, spring or fall, necessarily with organic materials.
To have a no-work garden that you should not take care of, but which you want to be filled with flowers, you must choose perennials that blooms at different times of the year. For each of them you must choose the right place, depending on the soil and light. The plants will grow healthy and beautiful, without need help gardener, if are chosen in accordance with soil and planted in the right place for their needs.
Choose perennial flowers of the place, and well adapted to the environmental conditions. The best and strongest plants that are suitable for a garden that does not need to watch are Echinacea, aster, lady’s mantle, petunias, dianthus, peonies, snapdragon, queen of the night and herbs that grow well if left alone: Mint, lavender, thyme. Avoid grafted roses. In their place you can plant roses or wild garden roses that grow well even if there isn’t always a master gardener nearby.
Choose plants with different heights and sows the seeds parcels delineated leaving a buffer zone to allow the flowers to extend themselves. Use soil mulching technique to prevent weeds. Use organic mulch made of bark, compost or leaves that decompose slowly and fattens the ground. In addition you will have a tidy garden, with a uniform aspect.