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5 Tips for Maintenance-Free Landscaping

A beautiful, well-cared-for landscape is a source of pride and can enhance your home's curb appeal. In the fine summer weather, it can also create the perfect retreat for you and your family.


However, such a stunning landscape can be time and labor-intensive. It doesn’t have to be. With these maintenance-free landscaping tips, you can achieve and maintain an eye-catching outdoor space without stress.



#1. Embrace mulch

You can never go wrong with mulch. When it comes to weed control and moisture retention, mulching can greatly help. Applying a layer of organic mulch around your plants helps retain moisture in the soil. As a result, you won’t have to water as much.

In addition, mulch suppresses weed growth, making it easy to care for your yard. Mulch also adds the essential nutrients your plants need to thrive to the soil.


#2. Adopt smart irrigation

Gone are the days when you have to drag a hose all over your home to water your plants. Nowadays, there are smart irrigation systems that make watering a lot easier and more efficient.


Using sensors and controllers, you can schedule your irrigation system to water at specific times of the day. You can also adjust your irrigation system to deliver more water to the areas of your landscape that require it.


#3. Select plants suited to the New Jersey climate

You may be captivated by the stunning look of a plant growing in a friend’s backyard in another state. However, selecting the same plant may be a mistake. That’s why it’s crucial to go for plants well-suited to the specific climate and conditions of New Jersey.


Plants such as black-eyed Susans, wood anemones, and purple coneflower are adapted to the region’s growing conditions and will better handle pests, diseases, and harsh weather.


#4. Add hardscaping elements

Replacing greens with hardscaping elements not only expands your outdoor living space but also reduces maintenance work. Features such as concrete patios, stone pathways, retaining walls, and others that work for your needs and budget do not require mowing, weeding, or watering.


In addition to helping you cut down on yard maintenance, hardscaping elements provide the functionality that enhances your outdoor living experience.


#5. Consider artificial turf

Do you love the look and feel of natural grass without the hassles of maintenance? Consider replacing natural grass with artificial turf. It requires no mowing, watering, or fertilizing, and maintains its green look all year round, even in extreme weather conditions. All you have to do is the occasional rinsing or brushing to remove debris.

Enjoy the beauty of your landscape without the hassle of constant maintenance

With the tips above, you can finally establish a maintenance-free landscaping you’ll love and enjoy in your New Jersey home!


If you’re too busy to put these tips into practice or need a professional, we can help. We’ll work with you to create a maintenance-free landscape to relax in and enjoy without the stress of constant upkeep. Call us today.


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