Tag Archives: low maintenance gardens

How to Design a Small Garden

Garden sizes aren’t what they used to be, many modern gardens are small and often odd shapes. This reduction in area makes designing more difficult, what can you put in and what should you leave out of the garden. Traditionally gardens have been designed around a lawn with flower beds and a small patio, but this layout doesn’t work well

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Small Garden Design by PlantPlots

It’s been a busy February! Thought you would like to see all the designs created last month… Much thinking tea was consumed! And March is even busier …eeek! 🙂 Try our design service -it’s really rather good!

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How to get a Low Maintenance Lawn

Low Maintenance Lawns – are they possible? Lawns are very definitely not low maintenance….but you can lower the time you have to spend manicuring them. If you love mowing and trimming the lawn and it’s part of your favourite weekend routine, then please don’t read any more, if however your lawn is a bit of a pain in the ‘sunday mornings’

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How to get Low Maintenance Hedges

As part of our series on creating a low maintenance garden we thought it a good idea to see how you can grow a low maintenance hedge. Ah hedges, us Brits love hedges! There are millions of miles of hedging in our gardens, some more lovingly maintained than others and some are works of art in their own right. We trim them, straighten

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What is a Low Maintenance Garden? part 1

What is a Low Maintenance Garden and how can I have one? We would all love to have a beautiful but low maintenance garden, but what do we really mean by the phrase ‘low maintenance garden’? Reducing the amount of time spent on unwanted chores in the garden is always desirable, but really low maintenance gardens take a lot of planning to

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