Low-maintenance gardens hacks for beauty and style

Low-maintenance gardens hacks for beauty and style

As the evenings are gradually getting longer and spring is approaching, it's time to start thinking about your garden and preparing it for the warmer weather ahead. This is especially important after a harsh winter, so it's a good idea to start getting it back into shape as soon as possible.

It's never too early to start planning, and the earlier you start, the easier it will be! This doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend hundreds of pounds and countless hours working on your garden – in fact, it’s quite the opposite! Planning ahead gives you the option to choose low-maintenance hacks that, with a little bit of time to bed in, will add just as much beauty and style to your garden as some freshly laid Indian Sandstone paving, and that’s what we’re exploring today!

Love your low maintenance lawn

What's better than having a beautiful lawn? Having a beautiful lawn that's also low maintenance! When thinking of a traditional lawn, the mind conjures images of fish and neatly cut short grass, and while this certainly looks great and lush, it's not the easiest to take care of if you don't have the time or the tools to do the job. But if you have lots of lawn space and minimal time on your hands - what do you do? The answer is: you grown a 'no-mow' lawn.

What's a 'no-mow' lawn? Well, to put it simply, it's a lawn made up of foliage, flowers, and grass that you don't need to cut (or astroturf). Wildflowers, moss, and other plants are planted and left to bloom, and the result is a beautiful wildflower patch that will not only add a sense of whimsy to your garden but also support local wildlife and pollinators! Plus, it'll be a great contrast to the sleek surface of your Indian sandstone paving stones, giving your garden a great deal of beautiful balance.

Embrace evergreens

Evergreen plants are a gardener's best friend, and if you're looking for low-effort, high-payoff plants and shrubs to keep your garden looking great all year long with minimal work, this is your answer. Essentially, an evergreen plant is a plant that blooms or stays green all year round (or at the very least for more than one season, like your standard plant). They add beauty, colour and structure to your garden around the clock, making them excellent options for low-maintenance hardens. The options are vast, so whether you're looking for potted flowers, shrubs, grass or even trees, there's a multitude of combinations to create!

The magic of mulch

Mulch is material that you can spread on top of your plant beds to keep them healthy. It’s typically made of wood chippings, but it can be any natural plant matter, like piles of leaves you’ve raked, garden compost, or even processed conifer bark. Mulch has many uses, all of which are incredibly helpful if you’re on a mission to create a neat garden.

Biodegradable mulch like the kinds we listed above can help keep your plants moist and reduce the need for watering, provide nutrients as they decompose, encourage beneficial soil organisms, reduce the number of pesky weeds, protect your plant from both hot and cold weather, and generally it looks like a stylistic choice!

Those are just a few ideas, there’s loads of quick hacks you can implement in your garden to get a great payoff. However, if you’re looking of instant results when it comes to beautifying your outdoor space, then we can’t recommend anything more than Indian Sandstone paving! Here at Bridge Street Stone, we’re proud to offer a fantastic selection of riven and sawn paving stones that comes a variety of stunning colours and shades, such as Kota BlackKandla GreyRaj Green, and Golden Leaf. So, if you want to give your garden a low-maintenance makeover, get in touch with our experts today by calling us on 01282 860571. We'll be more than happy to help you out!