Posted: 14/05/2013 at 11:03
Hey there busy lizzie
My garden is essentially LOW maintenance....I get countless comments about how I achieve this. I have it so perennials by and large complement one another ....as plants go over their neighbours cover them. I try to grow to high standard but that doesnt mean masses of work. I mulch, for example, to prevent weeds, etc. Grow perennials that do not need stakIng....some do need it of course.....and do numerous things to ensure low workrate
Rosebush, my advice is essentially based on you not wanting a high maintenance garden....that's why I asked you for some details.
Sorry but landscape fabric is awful..weeds will still grow on it and through it.....have recently removed some for somebody as it started to break up and new plants difficult to put in.
Adding new soil to edges brings it's own problems.....grass will be different colour, soil there is likely to sink and it seems a lot of work to achieve a low maintenance garden.
Growing low maintenance shrubs to fill your existing borders is worth considering