How to reduce maintenance when designing a garden

Let Catscapes Landscapes design the low maintenance garden of your dreams. When planning the garden consider the initial cost in proportion to the ultimate maintenance your garden will require. The three elements which require the most maintenance in the average South African gardens are lawn care, hedge and topiary clipping and flower beds.

Grass is the cheapest and quickest groundcover but requires a large amount of work with regard to mowing and feeding it. Make use of ground covers on slopes and use pavers where possible.

In small gardens shrubs should be chosen instead of hedges which will eliminate the labour of clipping. Screens or fences should be used in conjunction with the shrubs for a semi instant effect.

Flower beds that have annual colour should be limited so that the annual maintenance costs can be kept low. Rather use perennials that are colourful and plant up with ones that flower in different seasons for all round colour.

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