Want a beautiful and easy-care garden? The lawn-less garden is for you! Here are some landscaping and planting tips for an innovative lawn-less green area:
Mowing, weeding, watering, many unpleasant and repetitive tasks that many garden lovers would like to do without. Easier to maintain, the lawn-less garden has many advantages for those who do not want to spend hours working on sunny days. For a harmonious and aesthetic garden, there are many alternatives to natural grass to create a green area. Soil coverings such as dwarf chamomile, in bloom all year, or Cynodon “Santa Ana” have the advantage of covering large areas. The latter requires only one mowing per year and does not require any watering.
Indeed, ground cover plants require minimal maintenance and bring color to the garden. You can also arrange areas with non-vegetated flooring such as gravel, stones, or slate plates that will add a graphic touch to your garden.
You will understand, the main advantage of a lawn without grass is the low need for maintenance. But no question as far as your corner of greenery turns into a jungle impracticable. The first step is to make an overall plan for your garden and structure the space. Then you can organize the different areas: ground coverings and coverings to replace the lawn, plants and shrubs for the plant part.
For plants, what better than resistant plants and varied flowering. Opt for a mixture of evergreen plants like evergreens with succulents like cacti or bonsais that you can delineate with minerals. You can build another plot with succulents such as Sedum suaveolens that will satisfy the humidity of the air and rainwater.
On the edge of the garden, flowering shrubs such as lilac or oleander will bring you shade and will only require one size per year. You can also plant bush roses that do not require watering or pruning and will pleasantly perfume your greenery.
Finally, do not neglect your relaxation area: a wooden deck, teak, or natural stone will allow you to receive your guests in the open air on summer evenings.
It is essential to maintain a sufficient moisture level to promote the growth of your plants and allow them to resist time. It is advisable to mulch your plantations, by placing plant materials and organic materials, but also minerals to protect and feed them. In addition to being aesthetic, the mulched soil improves its quality, prevents the emergence of weeds and creates an environment conducive to biodiversity by maintaining an ideal moisture content for the growth of your plants. If your soil is poorly drained, do not hesitate to incorporate a generous amount of gravel or sand into the plantation.
All these arrangements suggest that “where there is a will, there is a way.” All you need is determination and time to follow the above-mentioned tricks to cultivate a beautiful garden without a high-maintenance lawn.