Lyndarum North, Wollert, VIC.

6 tips for a low maintenance garden
High-quality landscaping helps to enhance the look and feel of our homes, streetscapes and community, while also protecting the value of your investment.

The team at Lyndarum North understands that not all homeowners have the time to spend hours tending to their plants, and so having a garden that’s both beautiful and low maintenance is important.

If you’re in need of some guidance to create lush and low maintenance landscapes for your home, here are some top tips:

1. Opt for natives

Australian natives are the best and easiest plants to grow in your garden. This is because they’re equipped to handle the local conditions and don’t require much tending to. Native plants also come in a beautiful array of colours and sizes, so your garden will be both low maintenance and eye-catching.

Some of our favourite native plants include:

  • Australian daisy (Brachyscome)
  • Bird’s next fern (Asplenium australasicum)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Grevillea
  • Lomandra (Lomandra longifolia)
  • White correa (Correa alba)

2. Choose climbers

Climbing plants require relatively little upkeep while providing lushness and greenery. They also make beautiful wall features if you want to maximise entertaining space and reduce garden beds in your backyard.

3. Integrate outdoor living

Let’s face it, less plants means less maintenance. One way to reduce the amount of garden care while keeping your backyard looking beautiful is to create a seamless outdoor entertainment area. Whether you choose decking, concrete or tiles, having a designated space to sit outdoors, entertain and relax is a great way to enjoy your garden without the hassle.

4. Add in some pot plants

Featuring pot plants around your front and rear gardens is a great way to integrate greenery without worrying about weeding and garden bed upkeep. Plus, they’re easy to replace if you decide to change them. You can also buy pot plants that are already quite established, so you won’t need to tend to them as they reach maturity.

5. Ditch the lawn

Instead of filling your flat areas with turf, create beautiful features with other materials like decking, paving, gravel or sand. This could save you hours of mowing!

If you love the look of a lush lawn but want to keep it low maintenance, you can opt for artificial turf or slow growing grasses, like Zoysia.

6. Think groundcover

Choosing plants that will reduce water usage and stop weeds growing is a great way to minimise garden maintenance – plus they look so much prettier than mulch!

Some great groundcover plants include:

  • Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler or ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’
  • Myoporum parvifolium
  • Cerastium tomentosum
  • Scaevola aemula

 

Before you start planting, please read the Lyndarum North design guidelines to learn more about your home’s landscaping requirements.