How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

Having a garden is often a blessing for homeowners. It’s a place where you can relax, sit down, have a nice cold drink in the summer, or even host a BBQ party.

But maintaining it and making it look the way you want to make it look can often be a difficult task. Maybe you are elderly and don’t have the same energy you used to, or you don’t have time to keep up with it.

We’ve come up with a guide or rather a ‘How to’ on creating an easier way to maintain your garden without dealing with the longer or more difficult tasks that come with a high-maintenance garden.

Here is everything you need to create a low-maintenance garden so that you can sit down and have more time to enjoy it.

Raised flower beds

As you would expect, having a raised flower bed will make planting, digging, and weeding faster and easier to do. You can design your flower bed how you want with all sorts of frames, whether made of wood, steel, or slate, as a few examples.

This means that you can go for any aesthetic you please, making your garden look great.

Artificial Grass

This one is the lowest of low maintenance you can get, and once you’ve had artificial grass installation, you no longer need to worry about maintaining that pesky grass, as well as it looks really good and easy to deal with.

This will make maintaining your garden a lot easier.

Paving, paths, and patios

Paving, paths, and patios can be a beautiful alternative to having lots of grass in your garden. More often than not, it looks pleasing to the eye, but it is also very easy to deal with once on the ground.

This would also mean less in the garden to look after, making it a lot easier to handle.


Fencing can be a great addition to your garden over a hedge. You won’t need to maintain it frequently for a start, and when you do, it might be time for a new paint job. 

It is great aesthetically, but it also offers a more secure and private garden.

Good Seating and lighting

Of course, if you want to create a beautifully put-together low-maintenance garden, you will want somewhere to sit, rest, and relax.

There is nothing better than sitting down in your garden and just being able to admire the wilderness.

With the addition of great lighting, you can make your garden a lovely place to relax during the day and at night.

Water features

If you are making your garden lower maintenance, you probably have fewer plants in your garden. So why not try adding things to look at, such as a water feature.

You could add a pond; however, something like that would need regular weed clearing and be quite dangerous.

A water feature would add a beautiful thing to admire while being extremely easy to deal with.


Your gardens are beautiful and should be made to look good and enjoy. If you are someone that might struggle to maintain it, then creating a haven that is low maintenance would be highly beneficial.

However, if you enjoy gardening, perhaps certain things on this list might make it more fun for you; easier doesn’t have to mean not fun after all.

Kevin Darabont
I am a freelance writer who loves to craft, home decor improvement, and active DIYers. I am happy to share my knowledge and experience to the world and learn new things everyday.