Easy ways to cultivate your garden space

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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 Minimalist style garden by Yorkshire Gardens Minimalist Wood-Plastic Composite
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

3. Have no flowerbeds at all

4. Have decking instead of a lawn

5. Plant evergreens that need no care

6. If you want flowers, choose super hardy blooms

Traditional and Contemporary Mix Minimalist style garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design Minimalist
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 style garden by Niwaki Eclectic
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 style garden by Greenmans Yard Tropical
Greenmans Yard

Garden maintenance

Greenmans Yard

10. Choose furniture over things that need pruning

11. Add bark chippings to delay weed growth

Canopy Lane Minimalist style garden by Aralia Minimalist Wood Wood effect
Aralia

Canopy Lane

Aralia

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

13. Add potted plants instead of plant beds

14. Only include the bare essentials

Small, low maintenance garden Minimalist style garden by Yorkshire Gardens Minimalist Wood Wood effect
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

15. Make a feature of lights instead of plants

Trafalgar One, Canadian Pacific Building, London Modern balcony, veranda & terrace by Moreno Masey Modern
Moreno Masey

Trafalgar One, Canadian Pacific Building, London

Moreno Masey

16. Use plants that need no fuss, like cacti

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

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 by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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