Landscape Design Without The High Maintenance Bill

Landscape Design Without The High Maintenance Bill

Low Maintenance Landscape Design

Ideas for reducing landscaping maintenance time and costs

From Landscaping Network

As anyone that has spent a small fortune (or even a large fortune) on their outdoor living space realizes, the spending doesn’t end with the completion of the installation.  Ongoing maintenance costs for cutting grass, prunings, mulching, trimming, grooming, sealing stone, etc. can be a significant sum, depending on the complexity of the landscape design.  This post from Landscaping Network presents ways to plan and execute a low-maintenance landscape design from the beginning to mitigate these potential costs in the future.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Low maintenance landscapes must be planned ahead of time. Many homeowners make the mistake of piecing their yard together here and there. This typically creates a landscape that requires more time and money to maintain than was anticipated. The best way to avoid this problem is to hire a professional landscape designer or architect to plan out your garden with reduced maintenance in mind.

Simplicity of Design
Landscaping experts agree that a simple design is the key to a low maintenance landscape. Christopher Starbuck, an Associate Professor for the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri Extension, says, “Simplicity is characteristic both of good design and low-maintenance landscapes. Eliminate frills such as statues and water features, or design them for easy care and maintenance.” Let the landscaping professional that you choose to work with know up front that you would like a simple, low-maintenance landscape.

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