Low Maintenance Garden Design

When considering a low maintenance garden design the image that may immediately appear is one of a gravel garden with minimal planting, or large expanses of paving. Although these options are available it is also possible to create a garden consisting of lawns and planted borders. The most important thing is that the design should incorporate plants which are self-sustaining and do not overgrow their allocated space but cover the ground so that weeds are suppressed.

Interest can be added to low maintenance garden design by the clever use of hard landscaping materials and using a variety of plants contrasting in colour and foliage.