5 Ideas – How to have garden that lasts

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Get past the usual mistakes of a garden and make it easy to maintain by converting into a lasting garden.

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Gardens need constant maintenance and upkeep. The plants and other features need extreme care and can rot or die easily, if not paid attention to. Some plants are annuals or biennials, so they finish up in a day or two, leaving a gap in there. What to do to reduce the effort required in the garden and minimize the need of constant purchasing and planting of varieties of saplings? Here are some ways to have a permanent garden:

1: Have less lawn on the garden –

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(Image – Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens)

More lawn is almost a waste of space if you are not using it frequently. Plus, it takes a lot of effort to maintain the grass, we fall out of watering routines too soon and rains can damage it easily. Instead have more garden.

2: Have more of indigenous plants than exotic –

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(Image – Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens)

These plants are well adapted to the surroundings and environment than the exotic varieties, and therefore, the chances of their survival are more. Exotic plants are good to look at, but they may perish easily.

3: Have trees around –

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(Image – Sutton Suzuki Architects)

Plant ahead and have space earmarked for trees and their spread. Trees are a lovely garden feature, provided you have enough room for them to spread and grow in your original planning.

4: Mix it well –

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(Image – Adam Woodruff + Associates, Garden Artisans)

Have a lot of varieties and mix them up according to water requirement, color and foliage. You can also group plants, which need similar pollinators together. This makes for a co-habiting ecosystem there and the plants grow better.

5: Plan and change constantly –

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Why not devote some time each month or every three months to see how things are going with the garden and adapt your ways accordingly. It will be a dynamic process with the plants and the soil, but you need to have a window of interference as it must also look good. Fertilize the soil, harvest rain water and add more plants for a maintained garden.

Follow these easy steps for a resilient garden that is sturdy and survives!

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