Low Maintenance Garden Design Ideas.
There has been a strong focus on low maintenance landscaping of Adelaide gardens by home owners in recent years. With our busy lives, it makes sense to have a garden that you can relax in, rather than continually having to work on.
Take a look at the following list of 5 landscape design ideas you can have Apogee Building Group custom build for your Adelaide front or back garden.
- Lay Artificial Grass.
Artificial grass, or synthetic lawn as it is commonly referred to is by far the most popular low maintenance landscaping idea adopted by Adelaide home owners. With our dry climate and spiralling water costs, plus the time and money it takes to water, mow, fertilize and weed a lawn, having artificial grass laid makes good sense.
- Use River Pebbles.
Covering your garden beds with large river pebbles instead of bark chip or mulch will hold more moisture in the ground and not get blown around in strong winds, or get disturbed by digging birds. There’s a great selection of sizes and colours to choose from that will match your gardens theme too.
- Install Underground Irrigation Systems.
Save time, money and get the water where it’s needed most; at the root system, when you install an underground irrigation system. Add an automatic timer to have the water come on at night, then sit back and admire your healthy garden. Using solenoids, different amounts of water can be assigned to different ‘runs’, so each plant gets the right amount of water.
- Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls.
Strong, colourful and decorative, concrete sleeper retaining walls will last a lifetime and beyond. Inserted between two ‘I’ channels retaining walls made from concrete can be built to hold back a lot more weight than wood. Drainage and water run-off considerations are always taken into account when designed by Apogee Building Group; who will also take care of any council regulations and applications on your behalf.
- Plant Natives.
Planting native plants will reduce the amount of water required for strong growth, but best of all attract bird life. Apogee supervisors have an encyclopedic knowledge of native Australian plants, so can point you in the right direction when it comes to designing an attractive garden bed.
Low Maintenance Landscaping Summary
As you can see, there are many landscape design ideas you can adopt to create your own low maintenance garden. Having an overall plan is important if you are going to implement a number of ideas over a period of time, as opposed to completing a complete garden renovation at once.
When planning low maintenance landscaping of Adelaide gardens, levels should be considered with regards to water run-off, before you start any sort of excavation. A good starting point before you call Apogee Building Group for a quote, is to draw your design ideas on a piece of paper.
When your Apogee building supervisor takes a look at what your thoughts are he/she will have an idea of what the consequences will be after the landscape has changed, when it rains.
Landscaping Adelaide gardens is just one of the many building services that Apogee Building Group can help you improve your home and lifestyle.