Having a backyard space to enjoy either on your own as a peaceful oasis, with family and kids, or as the perfect place to entertain guests, is a real treat. It’s your own slice of nature that you can choose to do whatever you want with. But, here’s the thing, if you’re spending all your free time maintaining your backyard, then you’re never truly enjoying it are you?
With that in mind, here’s a look at some ways that you can create a low maintenance backyard space that you can actually enjoy and not have to worry about.
Install Artificial Turf
If you have a big backyard space, or even small, you know just how long cutting and trimming the grass takes. And depending on the weather, you may have to look after the lawn 1-2 two times per week. That’s a whole lot of time and energy dedicated to keeping the grass looking great. Never mind the time, energy, and money it takes in terms of watering, fertilizer, weed, and pest control. So why not install artificial turf?
Artificial turf always looks great no matter the weather conditions. You won’t have to worry about insect damage, and suddenly you get all that time back. SYNLawn Seattle discusses how to clean artificial turf, and spoiler alert – it’s simple and quick. All you need is a rake or a broom.
Choose Low Maintenance Greenery
It’s always nice to have some garden space in a yard to provide a sense of nature. Greenery adds beauty and can even offer privacy depending on the type of plants/trees you have. At the same time, a lot of garden space typically means a lot of maintenance on your part. This involves weeding, pruning, watering, and fertilizing of all the plants to ensure everything stays healthy and looking good.
What’s the solution? It all comes down to the greenery you choose to plant. There are a lot of specimens that are known for being low maintenance plants, drought resistant, and easy to grow.
Stay Away from Wood Decking
Part of enjoying your backyard is having a place to sit and relax in the form of a patio, porch, or deck. Maybe you’ve been thinking about building a wooden deck. Let’s face it, they are beautiful looking, and you can customize the size and shape of them. The problem is that wood is not exactly low maintenance. There will be yearly upkeep involved and that may not be something you want to take on.
Rather than wood, you can look at lower maintenance options like natural stone or brick, poured concrete, or even or even composite decking that gives the look of wood but is PVC and requires little to no maintenance at all.
Just these simple three tips alone will make a huge difference in how you enjoy your backyard and the amount of time you have to spend on maintenance. It’s all about taking back your free time.