Forget the Green Thumb, Make Your Garden Manageable

A lot of households take enthusiastic steps during spring to create an exciting and welcoming yard, filled with flowers, bushes and green grass. However, anybody who is trying to make things work in their garden knows that you’ve got only one season of easy care before everything goes downhill. The summer heat tends to dry out your lawn and soil, making it hard for the earth to absorb the first autumnal rain at the end of the season. As winter temperatures are sinking, the garden becomes quiet. It is forgotten until the next spring season. 

But did you know that you could make your life a lot easier in 2020? You can design a garden that is not only easy to maintain, but that can also stand the seasonal challenges all year round. Here are some tips to nourish your soil: 

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Why grow when you can roll? 

If your grass is mushy in places and dry in others, it’s time to consider a replacement option. Ideally, you want to get rid of the remaining grass before starting anew, but you can make your life easier by simply covering the lawn in a thin layer of natural fertilizer before rolling out your new sod – Zoysia Sod is an excellent place to start looking for the right product.

If you’ve noticed dry patches even during spring, it’s a good idea to seize the occasion and dig out the surface before rolling out your lawn. You might have a stone right underneath that stops the grass roots. Lawn sods are a fantastic solution for anybody who wants to achieve a luxuriant garden with minimum effort. 

Build a lasagna flower bed

If you’ve got only a small front or back yard, you might want to skip the lawn altogether and consider a flower bed. The most enthusiastic gardeners can build an elevated flower bed, using pallet planks to hold the soil. But if you want to save yourself the trouble of making a bed from scratch, you can use a lasagna bed layout, which gives your flowers all the nutrients they need without any of the hard work.

Indeed, pretty much like a lasagna dish, the lasagna bed uses the same concept of layers, starting with cardboard at the bottom to kill the grass. As you build up your bed, you can insert the bulbs in between the layers. For small gardens, it’s a cost- and time-effective solution with rapid and simple results. The layering method also works wonders if you want to grow your own vegetables in a small backyard. 

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A feature element that requires low work

A pond is a beautiful water feature that can dramatically enhance your garden without requiring a lot of work. For homeowners who struggle to grow a lush layer of grass in their gardens, sometimes digging is the best option. When your soil is stuffed with hard stones, it’ll take a long time for it to accumulate the nutrients your plants need. But digging out the rocks can help. In the process, you can also add a pond, which will help to attract wildlife. A beautiful pond can provide a habitat for wildlife and give your garden a natural makeover. 

Creating a garden that is both beautiful and manageable for the hobby gardener needs a little bit of planning. Whether you want a lawn, a flower bed or a water feature, the decision is yours, yet once you’ve settled on a feature, you can relax in the knowledge your garden is taken care of.

Even scripture talks about the beautiful gardens.

 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them.
Ecclesiastes 2:5
What type of garden will you plant this winter to treasure in the spring?