Quick Tips for a Low-Maintenance Garden

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If you love gardening but not the upkeep, it’s easy to create a low-maintenance garden that you can enjoy! Follow our tips.

• Start with container gardening

• Make sure plants and pots are within reach to make watering them easier

 Keep things simple and cut back on plants if you’re finding it overwhelming

• Choose low-maintenance plants and hardy perennials

• Encourage native insects, birds, frogs and other critters as these help to maintain your garden for you

• Add mulch to limit the amount of weeding, watering and maintenance you have to do

• Prioritize elements and plants that you love about your garden and cut back on the rest

 Use mulch, compost and other soil fertilizers instead of having to buy plant fertilizers

• Plant pest-repellent plants like marigolds, nasturtiums and chives

If you’re starting out with containers, read these tips for successful container gardening from Dirt Cheap in Kitchener!

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