Tips for a Low Maintenance Garden

Posted on June 5, 2016

Landscaping DesignBeing a hardworking New England company, we know how important it is for our customers to have great looking gardens and landscaping in Newton. Unfortunately, some homeowners just don’t have the time to keep up with a high maintenance garden, and we totally understand! You shouldn’t have to choose between spending a lot of time in your yard and having a beautiful landscape, so Cataldo Landscape and Masonry has a few suggestions to help you create a low maintenance garden for your home.

Consider size. As you can imagine, often the larger the garden you create, the more work it will be. Smaller gardens or plants placed in containers can be much easier to water and have a simpler upkeep.

Know your landscape. When picking the place for your garden, try to find an area that has a mix of shade and sun to avoid slower growing or baking your flowers. If your home is not conducive to both of these elements, look into plant options that thrive in the environment your lawn will create.

Help your garden grow. Planting your garden will never be enough to keep it alive, but helping it with good soil and an easy watering system will be less cumbersome in the long run. When you decide your budget, you might consider investing in a sprinkler system or creating a schedule to water in the morning before leaving for the day.

Plan for weeds. Though you might think your yard is not prone to plants, it’s better to be save than sorry! Use mulch, hay, straw, or newspaper to help prevent weeds, and pull weeds when you see them! Pulling small weeds as they happen is much easier than taming a forest of them.

Now, if you think you might need a little extra help, or are looking for a service to help keep up with your day-to-day landscaping needs in Newton, MA, Cataldo Landscape is the company for you. Our experts can assist in designing a simple garden, and offer a number of services to help you get the job done. With more questions, give us a call today at (781) 304-8900.