Your yard is looking drab, but you don’t have the time or the patience to jazz it up into an attractive landscape with unique plants and luxurious garden furniture. Luckily, we have an array of low maintenance garden ideas that are easy on the eyes and create an inviting atmosphere fit for the perfect space among any landscape design.
If you have been planning on redesigning your garden space into a low maintenance yet striking zone, Australian landscape designer Centenary Landscaping is here to get you started. Give us a call on 07 3373 4999 or fill out our online form to get started today!
Garden Feature Ideas
Rock gardens are one of our favourite low maintenance garden ideas as they work as an arrangement of rocks, stones, soils, and rock plants placed in a way that creates a relaxing oasis for those who do not want to take care of or have the time to take care of real garden beds. Rock gardens are typically paired with features of water; however, they have expanded into inspiring statement pieces of their own, and even works of art for an eclectic garden design.
Adding smaller, drought tolerable and perennial plants in between the crevices of your rock garden can create the illusion of a stunning and healthy space with minimal effort to keep the plants alive. Adding a small fountain or water statue to your new rock garden is a great feature that will bring a sense of ease and relaxation to your space.
Taking a minimalist approach to low maintenance garden ideas by implementing a gravel landscape to your garden can create the ultimate statement without doing too much at all. Gravel is one of our most useful garden feature ideas as it is easy to take care of and there is no difficulty when it comes to planning the layout of the space. With a gravel garden, you have the opportunity to lay pavers and design a beautiful pathway from the backyard to your door, install pockets of lush green turf for an eclectic and fascinating look, or simply add a hedged garden bed along the outskirts for a simplistic and stylish take.
Planning a garden that is ‘outside the box’ may seem like a tricky task, but it’s quite simple once you know how to incorporate easy materials. One of our favourite garden feature ideas is installing pavers to create a specified zone in your yard. Pavers come in all shapes and sizes and are the perfect addition to the low maintenance garden that you are aiming for. Whether you have a gravel pathway leading to your front door, a cluster of grass surrounding your pool or a potential entertaining area, adding the right pavers to these spaces will bring them to life, create add character to your home and you can rest assured knowing there is nothing more you need to do.
Flower Garden Ideas
Sometimes throughout our lives we get the urge to create a stunning flower garden, a small oasis that we can simply walk through and enjoy and bask in the colourful ambiance that florals have to offer. The first flower on our flower garden ideas list is the Double Gold Gazania hybrid, which is a sterile flower meaning it will not produce any seeds or spread. These flowers are fast establishing and boast gorgeous golden yellow flowers that appear most of the year and are the perfect plant for weaving between pavers. They take full sun and can tolerate frost and drought as well making them the perfect plant for your flower garden.
One of our other flower garden ideas acts similarly to the Gazania. Lavender flowers require very little maintenance but produce a stunning scent and a gorgeous burst of colour to your garden. Sitting them amongst green foliage will make these beautiful florals stand out in your yard and can act as a beautiful, bordered design for your backyard garden pathway.
Ready to get started?
As a leading Australian landscape designer, we offer a wide range of landscaping supplies that are perfect to get your low maintenance garden started. For more information on Centenary Landscaping, give us a call on 07 3373 4999 or fill out our online form and we will be in touch.