Is it possible to create a low maintenance garden?

Creating a garden for your property has a lot of benefits. You get to brighten the appearance of your home which not only creates a more pleasant atmosphere for you but also improves the general environment for your neighbours and everyone who passes by. Despite these obvious advantages, a garden does come with some responsibilities and challenges, especially if you live in a harsh climate.

How will you fill your garden?

If you have enough time and resources, it is possible to care for most plants whatever your climate may be. You can find ways to protect plants from the cold and heat and arrange a watering system to ensure that your plants receive the right level of water to keep them healthy. The difficulty is that maintaining this level of care for your plants can be both time-consuming and expensive, since most plants are not naturally created to survive in the Australian climate. A better solution is to fill your garden with succulent plants. Succulents are the perfect choice for many gardens since they require far less maintenance than less hardy flowers.

How do succulents work?

All types of plants require some water to survive but not all plants require an equal amount of watering. Succulents are able to retain the water that they receive inside themselves using the thickened or fleshy parts of their bodies. Since they can hold this water for a long time, they require much less attention, even in arid climates. You can even allow the soil to dry out between waterings and not cause damage to succulents.

Is it just about watering?

While succulents do need less watering, that isn't the only way in which they require less work for the busy homeowner. Succulent plants can also survive with far less fertilising than other types of plants. When these two advantages are taken together, it becomes clear that by using more succulents for your garden you can significantly reduce the amount of time that it takes to care for your garden while still producing a great looking space that will enhance the appearance of your home.

If you would like to find out more about how succulents can be used to provide a low maintenance garden for your home, then why not talk to your nearest shop with succulent plants for sale? The staff will be able to advise you on the best choices for your location.