I think a lot of us who have had the pleasure of creating and taking care of a garden have also been known to feel the shame of neglecting it for too long (hopefully only on occasion). Well I found myself facing this issues a few times too many. I don’t feel like an excessively busy person but life has a way whisking you away from all the things you need to get done it seems like. So instead of putting my little flower and vegetable gardens through hell occasionally by neglecting them and allowing the poor things to wilt and die, I’ve been thinking about switching it up. I have been brainstorming and after finding this website I came up with a few ideas to keep some beauty and green around the yard while decreasing the amount of daily maintenance needed.
My favorite idea is to incorporate some fairy gardens around the place – or turn it into one large, spread-out, bits-and-pieces, here-and-there, type of fairy garden. A fairy garden takes zero maintenance once assembled. They look great though! There is a whimsical nature about it when you can look around and see tiny pieces of furniture and odds-and-ends laying around the yard in neatly placed, specific spots. For me personally, it adds the perfect touch.
Another nice idea for creating a garden space that doesn’t require upkeep is to get light fixtures installed around the place. These are mostly going to be enjoyed at night but you can replace a few plants with a few lights to keep up the maintained look without having to do the daily maintenance. I prefer colored lights, I think it creates a different look than white lights. But white lights also seem to have more of a classy look about them. Whatever type of light fixture you choose is up to you, of course – personal preference.
I’ll end up adding a small porch in my backyard as well; a small wooden area to put the grill and outdoor furniture on. I will add some lights to that, with one of the little fairy gardens around the porch to create a perfect little spot to hang out at that won’t wilt and die if I forget to take care of it on occasion. I got some of my ideas offline and did some research about the best types of wood to use on the porch, and different light options for outside. There are a lot of other great resources to help you create your perfect space outside. Good luck to you and now I am off to begin with my creation!