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Easy ways to cultivate your garden space

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You want a stunning garden, but you have no interest in being out there gardening, tending and pruning, come rain or shine. So, how can you reconcile the two elements? More easily than you might think, actually! 

We've looked at some of the most low-maintenance, high impact spaces created by professional gardeners in a bid to bring you our top tips for curating beauty without ongoing hassle. 

If you're keen to update your garden and keep your involvement to a minimum, enjoy these super simple ideas!

1. Keep it simple with few plants

2. Rip up the lawn and have artificial grass

Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

3. Have no flowerbeds at all

4. Have decking instead of a lawn

minimalistic Garden by 로하디자인
로하디자인

공사후 외관

로하디자인

5. Plant evergreens that need no care

6. If you want flowers, choose super hardy blooms

Traditional and Contemporary Mix: minimalistic Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
Cherry Mills Garden Design

Traditional and Contemporary Mix

Cherry Mills Garden Design

7. Stick to simple lawn shapes

Topiary Spheres and a funky hedge: eclectic Garden by Niwaki
Niwaki

Topiary Spheres and a funky hedge

Niwaki

8. Choose non-shedding trees so you won't have leaves to collect

9. Install a sprinkler system to do the hard work for you

Garden maintenance: tropical Garden by Greenmans Yard
Greenmans Yard

Garden maintenance

Greenmans Yard

10. Choose furniture over things that need pruning

11. Add bark chippings to delay weed growth

Canopy Lane: minimalistic Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Canopy Lane

Aralia

12. Drop shingle everywhere for a neat finish that needs no maintenance

13. Add potted plants instead of plant beds

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Naharro
Naharro

TERRAZA NAHARRO SHOWROOM

Naharro

14. Only include the bare essentials

Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

15. Make a feature of lights instead of plants

Trafalgar One, Canadian Pacific Building, London:  Terrace by moreno:masey
moreno:masey

Trafalgar One, Canadian Pacific Building, London

moreno:masey

16. Use plants that need no fuss, like cacti

 Garden  by CURADORAS
CURADORAS

MACETA—MODELO CACTUS

CURADORAS

17. Rock gardens aren't even alive so they won't need anything!

mediterranean Garden by SOL AG
SOL AG

SOL Ausstellungsgarten Grenchen

SOL AG

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 13 Expert October Gardening Tips (So It Survives Winter).

Have we inspired the lazy gardener inside you?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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