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Tips for Making Your Landscaping Maintenance Free

Every homeowner dreams of a flourishing garden and a well-designed landscape. But the truth is, maintaining a beautiful yard almost always requires a lot of time and money. However, you can still enjoy a beautiful landscape without investing a lot of effort. Here are some tips to keep your landscaping virtually maintenance-free.


Choose native plants

It’s critical to select the right plants to achieve a maintenance-free landscape. The right plants are resilient, easy to grow and maintain, and beautiful. More often than not, these plants grow locally, which is why it is best to go for native plants.

JXC Landscaping can help you select beautiful native Texas plants that are naturally drought-tolerant, resistant to pests, and require less watering and fertilizing.


Utilize mulch

Aside from enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your landscape, mulching provides several functional benefits. It adds organic matter to the soil, helps retain moisture, reduces the need for watering, inhibits weed growth, prevents erosion, keeps soil temperature steady, and so on. With these benefits, you have little to do, saving you time and effort.


Install an automatic irrigation system

A drip, soaker system, or other automatic irrigation systems can deliver water directly to the base of your plants, giving you more time for other things that matter. All you need to do is to set a watering schedule.


In addition to saving time, automated watering protects the health of your plants by ensuring that they get water when they need it, without the risks of under or overwatering.


Incorporate hardscaping elements

Homeowners today are embracing hardscaping for various reasons, one of which is to have a beautiful yard while saving on money and labor. Hardscaping elements, such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, can significantly reduce the amount of maintenance required in your landscape.


However, make sure to choose materials such as permeable pavers and stones that prevent water run-off and erosion while allowing water to seep into the ground.


Adopt a minimalist approach

More doesn’t always mean better. Sometimes, all it takes for a beautiful, maintenance-free landscape is a simple design. You can adopt a cohesive design that involves limiting the number of plant varieties. With fewer plants to care for, you are sure to save more time and money.


Creating a beautiful yard doesn’t have to consume valuable time or cost a fortune

With these tips, you can have a maintenance-free back or front yard oasis while freeing up valuable time and saving money. If you need help creating a stunning landscape without the constant demands of upkeep, reach out to us today.

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