5 Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Here at Stone Zone, we understand that not all of us have the time or patience to constantly work on maintaining our garden. That’s why we have gathered a range of design ideas that have been specifically chosen due to their ease of use and low maintenance. If you follow our guide, you will end up with a garden that is both aesthetically pleasing and requires little to no upkeeping.

1. Porcelain Paving

Designing a fuss-free garden can be as simple as laying down good quality, durable paving throughout a large area of your garden. This way you are minimizing areas with grass/turf that require more leg work to take care of.

By using Porcelain Paving to create a patio within your garden, you are making sure that you have a garden patio that can be pretty much left alone once it has been laid. Because they don’t require any special treatment, they are perfect for creating a chic and modern garden that not only looks impressive but will also save you a lot of time and effort.

If you are hesitant to decorate your garden with a porcelain patio because you want a more natural or wood product, then we have just the thing for you. At Stone Zone, we have several paving slabs that emulate the look of natural stones and wooden flooring – this way you will have the best of both worlds, a natural look plus all the benefits of porcelain paving.

2. Mulches

Mulches are often an overlooked option when it comes to creating a beautiful garden. However, if you are looking for a versatile, low-effort option for your garden, then using mulch beds instead of grass is an excellent option. Unlike grass, which requires cutting and watering, mulches are not as high maintenance once you have placed them in your garden, they will break down over time which is great for fertilising your plants. Mulches are also the more cost-effective option compared to grass, so if you are looking for effective yet affordable products, then mulches are the one for you. And as a final bonus, mulches exude a lovely fragrance that will permeate throughout your garden.

3. Crushed Stones

If mulches aren’t something that fits your aesthetic and you want another option, then crushed stones may be more to your taste.
Crushed stones are a great choice if you want to create a garden with a more monotone or understated colour pallet due to their grey colour.

What makes these crushed stones effective and low maintenance is the fact that you don’t need to replace them, meaning once you’ve installed them you don’t have to worry about them any further. They will remain constant and ensure your garden looks clean for the foreseeable future.

4. Artificial Grass

There is nothing more convenient than artificial grass for your garden. There are many cons with fresh turf: Constant mowing, watering, and general upkeeping. Installing artificial grass will eliminate all those extra burdens and you will be able to have a fresh-looking lawn all year round without having to put any effort in. As with the mulch, if you install artificial grass in your garden, you will have less expenditure overall since will be using less water.

5. Decorative Stones

Decorative stones are some of our most versatile and popular products and for good reason. You can use our chippings and shingle for creating feature areas, pathways and driveways; our paddlestones and rockery are perfect for decoration and adorning ponds and features that you already have. What makes these natural stones easy to maintain is the fact that they do not require any upkeeping other than needing to be topped up once a year. Very easy!

To extend on the point we made above, decorative are adaptable and easy to use if you choose them for your garden. They come in a range of colours, and sizes and are natural materials. If you are looking for a cost-effective method to decorate your garden that will not require you to spend any time managing it, then decorative stones are your best option.

Use our handy design ideas to create a garden that is easy to take care of!